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Newbie Q: Why Bullhorn Bars? I've never tried them - nm(8 posts)

Newbie Q: Why Bullhorn Bars? I've never tried them - nmmdehner
Jun 27, 2003 9:08 AM
Cause you canLC
Jun 27, 2003 9:18 AM
I think it is mostly to be different and they look nice. For a really long ride drop bars are still better.
for fun and varietyTig
Jun 29, 2003 5:18 PM
I've always had regular drop bars on all my road bikes, so when a set of old cowhorns became available I jumped at them for the fixed gear. It brings a different character to the ride as well as the bike's looks. I'm one of a very few fixed gear riders in my area, so why not get a little wierder?!

I consider my fixed bike as a combination of a challenging ride, as well as a fun one. Those are 2 things I can always get from it, a physical challenge and pure fun.
and no need to get in the dropsbigrider
Jun 30, 2003 9:03 AM
I have bullhorns too and I also like the statement they make " Hey this is not your typical bike"

Also, when riding fixed you want to situp to breathe better going uphill and situp going downhill to spin better, breathe better, and keep your speed down without braking. The cowhorns give you several hand positions just not that aero in the drop position you need to sprint and/or fly down hills neither of which is conducive to on-the-road fixed gear riding.
get lowpauly
Jun 30, 2003 10:00 AM
I disagree with your statement that it isn't really necessary to get aero on a fixie. As a fellow Big Rider, I am glad to have the option of getting low when hammering into a stiff headwind on the flats. I had bullhorns for a few years and thought they were great, but I recently went back to drops and am a lot happier.
Getting low is easy on any bar...Tig
Jun 30, 2003 6:47 PM
I just bend my elbows more. I do this on any bike/bar setup. Narrow is more important than low, however.
of every kind of bar I've ever used.....Trevo
Jul 1, 2003 11:51 AM
I think I like BullHorns the best.
I have the cheap-o kind, simple chopped off alloy drop bars. RaceFace grips on the flats and Cinelle tape on the curves. They provide ample control and leverange for track-stands.
The only reason I went back to drop bars is cause I got a pair of 3T Competezion 3oz. bars for 5 dollars. Yeah they weigh less then 100grams. That and I had some free bar-tape wanted to use so I had them wraped up and I use a seperate stem with them.

BullHorns are great for shorter distances, but I still prefer the drops for longer trips.
Try every kind of bar till you find what you like.

Trevo Matin
Found out a great way to wrap drop bars if you dont use levers. Take the little finishing patches and cover the grooves and put them on the flat part of the bars. Extra coosh!
another less important reason...weight savingsbuffalosorrow
Jul 2, 2003 3:19 AM
bull horns 210- 250g + reverse pull levers 194g.
Aero brake levers weight what 350-400g?
For you weight wennies thats 200g's