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Who makes the widest barz? nm(7 posts)

Who makes the widest barz? nmTroy.
Feb 1, 2002 6:37 AM
re: Who makes the widest barz? nmxxl
Feb 1, 2002 7:05 AM
Nitto, a Japanese firm, used to make a 46 cm., c-t-c aluminum alloy bar, very much like a Cinelli 66-44. Their stuff is hard to find on a good day, if they're even around. Figures that a firm from a country of predominantly shorter folk would make the mega-bars.

Of course, Clif bars are wider than PowerBars, but they're not as long :)
Thanks, but.....Troy.
Feb 1, 2002 7:10 AM
Found quite a few 46cm makers, but am wondering if there are 48s+ around anywhere - can't find them?....
Might this be the ticket?Ahimsa
Feb 1, 2002 3:46 PM
HANDLEBAR Nitto DirtDrop/Tandem
Don't read the width of this bar and get scared off. It flares 9-degrees, so the end-to-end winds up at a whopping 52cm. But the more important width is at the center of the curve, about where the brake levers go, and it's just 48cm wide there. Still wide enough, but not so wide that anybody you ride with will notice. But you'll feel the difference whenever you ride a bike with narrow bars. It'll be a relief to get back onto these.

http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/webalog/handlebars_stems_tape/

Cheers!

A.
re: Who makes the widest barz? nmbadabill
Feb 1, 2002 7:36 AM
Check out salsa bell laps. I have a 46cm om my cross bike, very wide and the drops are about 6cm wider
48 and 50 cm on sale at Nashbar nowcory
Feb 1, 2002 8:16 AM
They're not brand name bars (well, the brand is Nashbar), but I put a pair of the 50s on one bike a year or so ago just to try it, and I liked it so much it's still there. Don't know how much they weigh, but they're decent low-end bars, plenty stiff enough for me. Order No. is NA-HBP, $9.95 in the online catalog.
Bingo! Thanks! nm.Troy.
Feb 1, 2002 8:23 AM