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flat barsnelsbruce
Dec 31, 2002 3:09 AM
anyone ever use flat bars on their cross bike
re: flat bars1x1 Speed Craig
Dec 31, 2002 11:58 AM
Yeah, I did on my Surly Cross-check. I didn't care for the handling, though. I had to run a 150mm stem to get the reach I was used to. I'd stick to a MTB for flat bars, unless you'd be using a flar-bar 'cross bike for commuting or something.

Just my $.02.

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I'll second that...The Walrus
Dec 31, 2002 7:35 PM
...did it for a while on a JTS, and it was terrible. It was too cramped to endure for more than an hour at a time, even with a ridiculously long stem, which made for very sloo-o-o-o-o-o-ow steering.
I'll second that...p lo
Jan 2, 2003 10:07 AM
i have a bike with flat bars too and agree it feels a little funny. i think the only way to really do it right it to get a cross bike made for flat bars. ritchy mt cross or maybe the new surly create monkey????