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    Pick a bar

    Recruiting the collective knowledge to help me out. I need a new bar for the SS. Requirements are (in approx order):

    -710mm or wider (ideally wider)
    -between 6-11 degrees of sweep
    -flat or low rise
    -cheap
    -not too heavy

    Plenty of good candidates, I'm just coming up short on the supa-wide end of things. Good options in the FR realm that aren't crazy 400+ gram double walled?

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    I'm covered in beer.

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    Salsa Pro Moto is very nice. 11deg, 261g, 710mm width. I have the 17 deg version

    Titec also makes a 700mm 11deg flat bar for pretty cheap

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    salsa

    i second the pro moto. I just picked up a set and only having a few rides noticed a huge advantage to them

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    Truvativ Holzefeller.
    I cut mine down a bit but it was not particularly heavy at 710mm either.
    I think Truvativ has a long flat bar now too.

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    Thanks for the tip, got a low rise, 9 degree, 80 cm Kore bar on order.

    I shall report back.

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    looks like I'm too late

    I;ve been using a SunLine VS-one. Fricken wide, not too heavy. No complaints here.

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    I prefer one close to my house with cool people, reasonable prices, and music that is cool and you can talk over.

    Seriously though, I prefer dirt drops and Mary bars.

    Wish I could help :-/

    -Rob.

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    I received and mounted up the 80cm Kore low rise bar this evening.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wFvgJ5vSUj92j9-V3w_aiA?authkey=Gv1sRgCPHLvrud9oOOXg&feat=embedweb site"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_A06QdYL6xw8/Sd6yLjaBTAI/AAAAAAAAFAk/P9n_-8JNIjc/s400/DSCI0005.JPG" /></a>

    It's pretty wide. So much so that I have to angle the front wheel to get the bars through the basement door. Looks silly, rides (around the neighborhood) great.

    Dirt tomorrow.

    I've evolved from Midges through Jones bars to these. The bottom line is that nothing works (for me) over the long haul like Ergons. Anything will work on a mere 5-8 hour ride, it's the full days that put things to the test, and the only time I've finished a 13+ hour ride without hurting hands has been on Ergons.

    There's a lot to be said for the ergonomics of highly swept bars, but there's more to be said for not beating the **** out of your ulnar nerve.

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    I also have a nice pub a 5 minute ride away. Good beers on tap, comfy, not too loud, and chili-garlic fries worth starting fights over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionsmuse
    I've evolved from Midges through Jones bars to these. The bottom line is that nothing works (for me) over the long haul like Ergons. Anything will work on a mere 5-8 hour ride, it's the full days that put things to the test, and the only time I've finished a 13+ hour ride without hurting hands has been on Ergons.

    There's a lot to be said for the ergonomics of highly swept bars, but there's more to be said for not beating the **** out of your ulnar nerve.
    I hear you on that. Well, not that I ride long. But what you mean (I think) and didn't outright say, was that those wonderful Ergons don't really lend themselves well to the big sweep bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    I hear you on that. Well, not that I ride long. But what you mean (I think) and didn't outright say, was that those wonderful Ergons don't really lend themselves well to the big sweep bars.
    Indeed. Or rather, that big sweep does not exploit their advantages.

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