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Track Bar Sizing(2 posts)

Track Bar Sizingtriangleforge
Mar 21, 2003 2:46 PM
Are track drop bars for mass start or match sprint events typically sized the same, wider or narrower than bars for a road race bike?

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re: Track Bar Sizingbrider
Mar 24, 2003 2:47 PM
Track bars typically have a deeper drop and more of a sweep on the tops (no flats on the bar tops). They're sized the same as far as width, but track riders tend to go narrower (for mass start racing -- if you think crits get crowded, try a big points race or miss-n-out). I use either 44s or 42s on the road (I prefer 42s, but have 44s on my commute rig), but use 40s on the track.