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why track bar?(5 posts)

why track bar?Qubeley
Dec 22, 2002 7:46 PM
I noticed the track bars have deeper and more rounded drops, and the track are also considerably narrower.
Can someone tell me what's the reason for all these differences?
Aerodynamics…TFerguson
Dec 23, 2002 8:49 AM
Track races are relatively short so comfort gives way to a better aero position. Lower and more narrow.
TF
Forward sweep makes room for knees - nmdzrider
Dec 23, 2002 10:27 AM
re: why track bar?Woof the dog
Dec 23, 2002 12:01 PM
I've tried really wide bars, and they just suck in sprinting. I couldn't rock the bike in sync with pedaling due to the bars being so wide. I can now see why its important to have the right bar width and I guess that narrower bars would be better for sprinting.

woof the dog.
re: why track bar?Rob Sal
Dec 24, 2002 10:33 AM
Track bars (and old Cinelli Criterium 65 bars) have a shorter reach and more pronounced curve from the stem to prevent contact between bars and the arms (just above the wrist) when sprinting.