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WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???(5 posts)

WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???D_man
Jun 26, 2003 8:12 PM
Anyone run this combo? Does the angle at which the STI shifter/brake levers would sit on dirt drops make shifting them awkward? Would I be better off going to Diacomp 287s and barcons if I'm going to run dirt drops?
re: WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???atpjunkie
Jun 26, 2003 11:02 PM
question of personal ergonomics. IMHO go the 287 and bar end route, will last you much longer and cheaper.
re: WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???OffRoadTourer
Jun 27, 2003 6:06 AM
I agree. Plus you can run V-brakes (assuming you buy the V brake compatible lever) without the need to buy Travel Agents - not that there's anything wrong with Travel Agents, but why spend more $$$? And you won't have to worry about bashing your knees into the bar-cons with those bars!

You'll have more powerful, easier to set-up brakes and maybe Dura Ace shifters, for a fraction of the price of some 105 STI and a set of canti brakes.
re: WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???D_man
Jun 27, 2003 7:40 AM
The thing is, I already have Ultegra STI on my current set-up. I also run v-brakes w/ travel agents. I just picked up a pair of NOS dirt drops on e-bay. So now I'm trying to decide how I want to use them and what kind of experiments to conduct. I like the idea of running the 287s and maybe going to a single ring up front, and using only one barcon. But none of that would save me money.
re: WTB Dirt Drop Bars and STI???ctisevn
Jun 27, 2003 12:27 PM
if you decide they wont work for you and want to part with them, let me know, Ill pay you what you paid for them. Ive been looking for either those or something similair.