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  Topic Name: Dirt drop bars, wider with less drop?? on: June 17, 2019, 09:27:04 PM
chrisx


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« on: June 17, 2019, 09:27:04 PM »

My 2009 Fargo at age 10 needs some new parts.  I see Shimano has a new Gravel groupset, GRX.  https://www.bikeradar.com/news/shimano-grx/  I might get the brakes and the crank.  Looks like the Kindernay hubs are at last shipping to the public, http://www.kindernay.com/products/  sure looks good on paper.

But what about the handle bars  I am using the woodchipper version 1.  I would be happier with less drop.  50 mm wide sounds better than the 44 or 46 mm wide I have now.   The older Fargo does gravel roads good, not the best on paved roads, not so good on mountain trails.  Rolls well on gravel roads, forest service roads, Baja Divide, etc.  But a wider bar would seem safer to me, when my tired old bones hit a rut in the road, or bump in the trail, wider bars are eaiser to control the bike with.  On the subject of tired old bones, a shallow drop sounds better.  Ever try bullhorns in place of drop bars? Naw, maybe not.

Looking for thooughts on some modern parts for my 10 year old gravel road bike.  

What about wide right?  At best I could get a 2.6 x 29 tire in there.  What would the best internal width be for rims 2.6 max tire width and at times 2.1 as the smallest?  Any 2.8 tires running thinner than they claim?
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  Topic Name: Dirt drop bars, wider with less drop?? Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 01:07:03 PM
wedelmaster


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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 01:07:03 PM »

Dajia Far Bar? Check them out on the Velo Orange site. Or Crust Towel Rack.


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  Topic Name: Dirt drop bars, wider with less drop?? Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 04:35:23 PM
threepin


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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2019, 04:35:23 PM »

i believe the far bar is the same as the gary ergo OS which i have used - liked the shape a lot, and the little bend near the ends actually is a great place to rest your hands, a bit easier to work the brakes from multiple positions than a woodchipper. it is a fairly flexible bar which is good and bad - good for shock though.

Went to a carbon woodchipper with the thick lizard skin tape and a carbon stem and my hands are happy.
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