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Can someone recommend an inexpensive 44-46 cm handlebar?(8 posts)

Can someone recommend an inexpensive 44-46 cm handlebar?sierranevada
Jan 20, 2003 7:29 AM
Currently riding a Deda Magic 110/31.7 stem, with a matching Deda Magic 42cm (which I believe is outside to outside) handlebar. Feels narrow.
I have a nice 110 stem (standard clamp size) and would like to try a wider handlebar, without blowing a ton of money on this 'experiment'. Any recommendations for something that is about 250 grams, 44 c to c (or 46 outside to outside), standard clamp?

Really happy with my 50cm Nashbar, and they have 44-46cory
Jan 20, 2003 8:25 AM
I tried a 50cm, $18.95 Nashbar house brand bar several months ago just to see what it felt like--I'm 6'4", and I always felt a little cramped with the 42 I had. I figured I'd ride it a few times on the "real" bike, then put it on my singlespeed. I liked it so much it's still on there.
Don't have a catalog here to see if it's still listed, but last time I looked they had them in 42-50, I think. Quality's fine for the price (which may have gone up a little; still a bargain).
ITM MilleniumMcAndrus
Jan 20, 2003 8:33 AM
You didn't say what you consider inexpensive. I have an ITM Pro 260 which I consider to be an excellent value. ITM doesn't make that bar anymore and I think they replaced it with the ITM Millenium which Performance lists at $79.99. The Pro 260 is a good compromise of price, weight, and stiffness. I'll be the Millenium is just as good.
ITM Pro 260 - $39 most everywhere. I like mine. (nm)terry b
Jan 20, 2003 10:42 AM
Jan 20, 2003 10:50 AM
You can get a Syncros bar from Nashbar for $25 ( I bought mine for 15 on super sale last summer ). 251 grams and up to 46cm c-c. Very strong, very durable, and very cheap.
re: Can someone recommend an inexpensive 44-46 cm handlebar?PMC
Jan 20, 2003 11:38 AM
I bought a couple of sets of the Titec Malone bars out of the "Hot Deals" section for 30 bucks a piece. I really prefer the classic pro bend with a shallow drop and these fit the bill. They come in sizes up to 46 cm CTC and the one review I read on Cycling News was very positive. Not too many miles on them yet as the weather hasn't cooperated but they feel right and are plenty stiff.
re: Can someone recommend an inexpensive 44-46 cm handlebar?edmundtan
Jan 20, 2003 5:41 PM
I have a 3T Prima 199 that is the best bar I've ever used. It's lightweight, triple butted and the anatomic bend is very comfortable. Check out 3T's web site for details:

About US$45 on sale.
Cinelli Nerve for $35 44cm ?croll-duraace
Jan 22, 2003 9:44 PM
e-mail me if your interested...this was the high end bar for 1998-2000, silver, 200 grams, aluminum