Someone stole my Bike

May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Those bars look really wide. But that’s a recent design trend, yes?
Yes it is.Not so much for all bikes but for this style in particular. The only thing I don't like about the bike. They will be cut down soon. Although they will make it easier to mount a bag up front, so I may think about that.
 
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emerson

Top Veteran
Oct 2, 2015
104
Maritime Canada
David
Where I ride trails, narrow bars are a necessity. Too many trees. It’s difficult to adjust to the newer wider spec; they feel slow to respond. But they look good...
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
Yes.... yes the "baseball bat" bars, as I call them, are now the defacto standard on offroad bikes, unless they're drop bar dirt bikes. And I do -not- get it. I really like a nice 40-45 degree bend for my wrists, makes my hands happy all day. I went with (and love) a Velo Orange made bar called the Postino. Somewhat narrow, 45 degree bend, aluminum so they're very light, and $32.

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Postino Handlebar
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
I've been on several rides with friends at the local intense trails, and on those twisty bits through the trees, they're swaying and ducking to get those massive flat bars around corners without hitting a grip on a tree. I have no such issues.
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Well after reading that I'm definitely going to give them a try. The bars on the Roscoe are way to wide. The one thing on the bike that has to go.
Edit: Being in the weight room last night for the first time in forever made the 10 miles I did today harder than they needed to be. This was an easy little course, just no energy. Legs were burned out from squats. Rest tomorrow
 
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emerson

Top Veteran
Oct 2, 2015
104
Maritime Canada
David
22" is what feel right to me, on my old carbon Profile flat bar. It seemed very narrow on the first ride then intuitive after. I wonder if the wide bar thing will last at all...
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Well it has rained some pretty strong rains every day for 8 days. Did some cross country miles, at least their off road and it's dry enough to ride. Just riding and looking. None of the local trails are usable. All underwater with Gators swimming in them. Not kidding.
 
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