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    Wink WTB WTB dirt drops

    Sold my last new set last year, now needin' some more!

    Who has a WTB dirt drop handlebar for sale??? I know you know or know someone who knows!!??

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    have you tried a moustache bar instead? they're GREAT fun :-)

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    My LBS, http://www.soresaddle.com/default.asp, had some hanging on the wall when I was in there last week. Their website isn't the greatest for shopping so it would be better to just give them a call.

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    Smile

    Brant, I have a Nitto mustachio bar on there now...yes, it is GREAT fun indeed! They will certainly find a nice new home on my new black Surly, when it arrives on FRIDAY!!!

    These dirtdrops are intended as a gift for a friend.

    AND, Mr. Matt Chester has some for me!!! Yahoo!



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    have you tried a moustache bar instead? they're GREAT fun :-)

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    try some salsas

    unless you need a ton of leverage, the bell laps are a better bar than the wtb's imho. Ive had both and found the wtb's too wide for my taste. waaaayyy too wide. youll be faster on the salsas in most scenarios. and as a double plus you cold probably buy yourself a nba franchise with the money you save as the wtb's are going for stupid $ right now as you no doubt know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUD
    unless you need a ton of leverage, the bell laps are a better bar than the wtb's imho. Ive had both and found the wtb's too wide for my taste. waaaayyy too wide. youll be faster on the salsas in most scenarios. and as a double plus you cold probably buy yourself a nba franchise with the money you save as the wtb's are going for stupid $ right now as you no doubt know.
    The Salsas do not work for me. The anatomical shape puts my hands asleep. The old reliable round bends (like the WTBs use) are no problem. Look better, too, IMO.
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    "Hey Brant," he said, returning to the subject at hand...

    ...a while back, you mentioned that On-One has plans to put out a WTB-style Dirt Drop bar.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...03948#poststop

    Any more news about that project? I know I (and many others, natch) would be interested in the final product.

    TIA,

    ECB

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    set in SF, CA

    There is a set listed in San Francisco that might still be availible.
    http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/32556836.html

    I'm not giving up mine yet - good luck in your search

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    Yes, project is still on going and nearing completion. The moustache bar got to production quicker for various reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Yes, project is still on going and nearing completion. The moustache bar got to production quicker for various reasons.
    Various reasons? I think the phrase you are looking for is "design complications"

    Can't wait to try a set.....

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    I settled for Salsa, what I found so far

    I couldn't locate WTBs or even Nittos, so I got the cheaper 6061 Salsa bar in 46 widest width.
    The good: They have more flex than the WTBs which I have on another bike. Flex=good as I ride a rigid IRD fork (with IRD rotary brake).
    They seem wide enough.
    What I don't particularly like: I hate anatomic bend road bars. The Salsas have a funky down bend right at the ends that I had to pad and pad and pad some more to get it level with the section just ahead of the ends. I think anatomic bends also increase the reach to the brake levers -- Modolo, set low for use only in the drops.
    Sure don't need Salsa's double cable routing grooves.
    Still like WTBs better, but I can live with the Salsas no problem.

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    Go to ebay. There's a set on there. Otherwise, try a Salsa Bell Lap

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    Wink Ummmm....hey guys.

    Read my post above....Matt Chester is sending me some! Money order in the mailbox today, Matt...thanks!

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    My LBS has ALL the Nitto mustachio bars you want! How many??






    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    I couldn't locate WTBs or even Nittos, so I got the cheaper 6061 Salsa bar in 46 widest width.
    The good: They have more flex than the WTBs which I have on another bike. Flex=good as I ride a rigid IRD fork (with IRD rotary brake).
    They seem wide enough.
    What I don't particularly like: I hate anatomic bend road bars. The Salsas have a funky down bend right at the ends that I had to pad and pad and pad some more to get it level with the section just ahead of the ends. I think anatomic bends also increase the reach to the brake levers -- Modolo, set low for use only in the drops.
    Sure don't need Salsa's double cable routing grooves.
    Still like WTBs better, but I can live with the Salsas no problem.

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    wrong Nittos

    Quote Originally Posted by xrmattaz
    My LBS has ALL the Nitto mustachio bars you want! How many??
    Not seeking Nitto Moustache bars. I tried them on the Bridgestone XO bikes and disliked them.
    I was looking for Nitto's DirtDrop bar, which Rivendell used to stock but seems missing on their website now.

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    Re: Nitto DD's

    A few months ago, after the Nitto DD's went off the site, I e-mailed the Riv forum asking about them. Grant replied, saying that he would restock them, but didn't expect he'd get any in until late in the year.

    Hope this helps,

    ECB


    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    Not seeking Nitto Moustache bars. I tried them on the Bridgestone XO bikes and disliked them.
    I was looking for Nitto's DirtDrop bar, which Rivendell used to stock but seems missing on their website now.

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    Dirt Drop Widths???

    Tried a search...to no avail.

    Do the WTB Dirt Drops come in different widths? What the widest?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftless
    Tried a search...to no avail.

    Do the WTB Dirt Drops come in different widths? What the widest?

    Thanks

    One size fits all. At the very end, the W T B bar is 58.5cm. In the hook part of the bar where the center of your hand would be, the are 49cm wide. All measurements c-c.

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    SSMIKE -Thanks

    SS - thanks for the info. I just scored a pair from a shop in Durango Co.

    Can't wait to try them on my new IF......I'll post some porn when shes' all built.

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulC
    Not seeking Nitto Moustache bars. I tried them on the Bridgestone XO bikes and disliked them.
    I was looking for Nitto's DirtDrop bar, which Rivendell used to stock but seems missing on their website now.
    bulC - are you looking for the original Bridgestone drop bar used on MB-1s in the '80s? I might have a set or know where a set might be. PM me if interested. I might also have a set of Ibis drops I would be willing to part with - just need to check if I have one or two spares.
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