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    have alt bars finally died?

    haven't seen any lame post about "which of the latest alt bars should I try" in a while.

    is it possible that the fad died and people are switching back?

    I'd like to hear stories of people who went alt and came back.

    I'd like to hear stories of people who tried all the alt bars out and came to bar conclusion.
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    It's probably a sign that people have learned to use the search function . Hard to miss all those threads.

    I went from a wide flat bar to an H-Bar, and switched back and forth few times. I like the H-Bar better for a couple reasons. The extreme back sweep feels more natural, and they have multiple hand positions with out the need for bar ends. I wrapped mine in cinelli cork tape with nothing underneath and it feels good.

    I want to try dirt drops at some point though..

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    I tried the midge drop bar but could never get it quite right, so I ditched em.
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    I use a tennis ball for a handlebar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10speedbiopacefreewheel
    haven't seen any lame post about "which of the latest alt bars should I try" in a while.
    So you decided to start a lame post of your own?

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    Personally, I never bothered to try anything else. I have always ridden a flat bar w/ some sort of stubby bar ends on them. Love them. Been running carbon ones for the past 6 years w/ no problems what so ever.

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    Get with it

    Quote Originally Posted by SlipperyPete
    So you decided to start a lame post of your own?
    Haven't you noticed it's Lame Post Week here on MTBR? Once again the singlespeed board takes the lead.

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    i say again: tar and feathers...

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    Flat is the new alt!

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    Alt Ctrl Delete

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    ^^^this

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    Does a 30" riser bar count as "alt" or does it just make me hardcore?

    I only dipped my toes in the "alt" waters with a Salsa 17deg flat bar but went back. Sweep felt great with the bar at the right angle, but that angle didn't feel great for techy downhills.

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    alt+F4. I did away with handlebars altogether and use a +45 degree 90mm stem. The bike handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    Does a 30" riser bar count as "alt" or does it just make me hardcore?

    I only dipped my toes in the "alt" waters with a Salsa 17deg flat bar but went back. Sweep felt great with the bar at the right angle, but that angle didn't feel great for techy downhills.
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    30" is weak sauce, I'm running 31" risers on my SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricthedick
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    30" is weak sauce, I'm running 31" risers on my SS.
    I've got a pair of 31 inchers as well. ProTaper SevenEighths motocross bars. But after riding with them for a year or so, I took them off because I got tired of not being able to fit between trees.

    Are wide risers alt? Don't think so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricthedick
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    30" is weak sauce, I'm running 31" risers on my SS.
    And so began the width wars for SS bars... 32" anyone?

    gotta love the width, feels great for cranking through the hard, mashing climbs

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    I'm switching to the 6 inch dildo bars the fixie kids are running. There are some pretty tight squeezes in the woods. I'm not sure those wide riser bars are the best SSing. You'll all be worshipping me in a few weeks when this starts to catch on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonzinmj
    I'm switching to the 6 inch dildo bars the fixie kids are running. There are some pretty tight squeezes in the woods. I'm not sure those wide riser bars are the best SSing. You'll all be worshipping me in a few weeks when this starts to catch on.
    Nah, the next big thing is just a long stem and you only hold on with one hand. The other is clearly going to be busy gesturing (or drinking coffee.)
    Well, it was a good try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Humongous
    (or drinking coffee.)
    Coffee???, no you got it all wrong.
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    Oops, double post.
    Well, it was a good try.

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    You guys are way behind the trend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gwqxFYDMa8

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    You guys are way behind the trend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gwqxFYDMa8
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    Blame BSNYC

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    I tried alternative bars once and ended up spending the night at some hot dude's place. I decided it wasn't for me though. He had too many goddamn cats. I hate cats.


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