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Pros/Cons CX "Flared" drops bars for general riding...(6 posts)

Pros/Cons CX "Flared" drops bars for general riding...Blue dart
Nov 6, 2001 2:24 AM
I saw some Salsa CX bars I liked. Anyone use them? Good for hills and aggesive riding? Thanks
Salsa Bell Lap Barstriangleforge
Nov 7, 2001 6:10 AM
I've got a set of Salsa Bell Lap bars on my cross bike, and like them quite a bit. The flare is nice as it puts my wrists in a more natural, comfortable position, but there's still plenty of room up on the bar top for hill climbing positions.
Salsa Bell Lap BarsBAM
Nov 7, 2001 7:38 AM
I would also add that if you like using the drops but find that most bars do not fit your hand well (too short right under/behind the brake lever), these will . The bulge there also allows your hand to rest in a more natural position .
what about when using ergos?light-boy
Nov 7, 2001 7:42 AM
can you get to the thumbshifter from the tops?
what about when using ergos?BAM
Nov 8, 2001 5:38 AM
I don`t see how this bar would cause any problems reaching the thumb lever. The flare is on the lower part of the drop not the top of the bar. I am not using Ergo or STI, ( using barend shifters), but my brake lever is in the same position as any other road bar. The drop kind of twists outward under the brake lever.
re: Pros/Cons CX "Flared" drops bars for general riding...buffalosorrow
Nov 25, 2001 12:17 PM
I have a pair of 44cm's on my bike they are a litte too wide for me..I think. I would like to try the 42cm. The have be vey confortable for the past year. No complaints. I can shift my ergo chorus shifters from the top , no probs. Great for climbing and breathing heavy. they open you chest. the measurement out side to outside on the drop is 52cm and 50cm on the 42cm bars. I am a small framed rider standing 5'7 1/2" and have a pair of salsa poco's on my road bike and loathe them. Five stars for the Salsa bell lap and none for the poco's.