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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:32 am 
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Okay, so I'm gonna come straight out and say this is a purely aesthetic question, I'm looking for recommendations for an ALLOY, shallow drop bar to match the shiny black/machined look of the Thompson X2 stem. Something that is similarly machined would be super cool, but I can't seem to think of anything like that off the top of my head? :noidea:

So if anyone has any recommendations, or even better any pictures of your own set-up I'd love to get your input!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:18 am 
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3t ergonova stealth? The gloss black bit should match nicely. Thomson dont want to invest in the kit for bars according to their website.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:21 am 
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Comme ca http://www.3tcycling.com/roadbars/stealth-ergonova


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:52 am 
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I had considered those, but they're carbon, and I break carbon bars regularly. It seems that whilst I can avoid breaking my collarbone (touch wood) the carbon bars are the sacrifice! But yeah they would look good together...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:27 am 
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zipp , short shallow, beyond black , the gloss would pull out the thomson gloss/shine?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:30 am 
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You could wait for the Thomson bars:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/08/08/ima ... s-surface/

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:27 pm 
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MattSoutherden wrote:
You could wait for the Thomson bars:

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/08/08/ima ... s-surface/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Aren't they all carbon? OP asked for alloy bar suggestions.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:24 pm 
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The Deda Newton Shallow seems to check all of your boxes. Black, alloy, shallow. They're not shiny, but the industrial matte finish pairs nicely with the Thomson machined aesthetic. Just remember to buy the black one, not the polished metal, and their width measurements are outer-to-outer, not center-to-center.

-Tim


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:17 pm 
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wow, those thomson bars are HIDeous! The only thomson stem that I think looks good is the X4 which is what I have on my bike. I know it is HEAVY but as for looks, it is a sexy stem IMO. I'm replacing it with ritchey c260 (my mom got me for xmas already) which weighs in at 102g. I'm thinking about looking into the new 2013 c260 superlogic stem which looks like a beast!

As for the bars to match, I would go with the zipp short and shallow mentioned above.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:52 pm 
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I quite like the look of Thompsen's new bars. Shame they are so expensive. Deda make some excellent bars, the zero ticks alot of boxes.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:04 am 
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I do like the zipp bars a lot, and the shape looks really good


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FSA Wing Pro. shiny black alloy handlebar.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:49 am 
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SpinnerTim wrote:
The Deda Newton Shallow seems to check all of your boxes. Black, alloy, shallow. They're not shiny, but the industrial matte finish pairs nicely with the Thomson machined aesthetic. Just remember to buy the black one, not the polished metal, and their width measurements are outer-to-outer, not center-to-center.

-Tim

Wrong diameter at 31.7. Sounds like nitpicking but can result in damage to the faceplate or slipping of the bar.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:51 am 
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Ritchey has a few Wet Black alloy options

http://ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=355286


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:18 am 
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I thought that the Deda 31.7 = the industry standard of 31.8, it was just that they round down whilst everyone else rounds up?


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