What style of handlebars for gravel

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slowK
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jemima wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Comes down to what you like the feel of.

Another slight-flare fan here: Satori X-Race Aero. The carbon bar is a good price.
Those Satori bars look good (especially tha shorter reach/shallower drop). Can I ask where you bought them? Can't find much online (and what I can find is only in a 420mm width, whereas I'd want 380 or 400).

Thanks!

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slowK wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:45 am
jemima wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Comes down to what you like the feel of.

Another slight-flare fan here: Satori X-Race Aero. The carbon bar is a good price.
Those Satori bars look good (especially tha shorter reach/shallower drop). Can I ask where you bought them? Can't find much online (and what I can find is only in a 420mm width, whereas I'd want 380 or 400).

Thanks!
The 420mm is 442mm centre-to-centre at the drops.
Purchased the 42cm through CyclingDeal (who get them from Taiwan).

Some time ago I had a look around where you could find the other sizes, but no hits. Contacting Satori may help.

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Miller wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:47 pm
I am liking the look of the Easton EC70 AX but what really works for mixed terrain and is it really different from road?
I got the EC70 AX after doing a similar search. It's definitely different from traditional non-flared road bar. I went with the 40cm size and find it to be just perfect for riding on the hoods "road style". The angle of the flare is not too extreme so it doesn't really affect the breaking, shifting. Took me about 10min to get used to and now I think I actually prefer the slight angle the levers have.

The drops flare out to 46.8 and compare to my old 42cm non-flared bars it really makes a difference going down gravel descents and lighter single track, some much more control and fun.

Did a short video about it comparing it visually to my old non-flared bar for anyone interested.


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Miller
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Thanks for the input. I had already found your vid on youtube, it was useful, thanks.

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The 420mm is 442mm centre-to-centre at the drops.
Purchased the 42cm through CyclingDeal (who get them from Taiwan).

Some time ago I had a look around where you could find the other sizes, but no hits. Contacting Satori may help.
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Yep - cyclingdeal was where I saw the 420mm ones. Will ry contacting Satori if I decide to buy. Thank you.

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I've gone for the Easton EA70 AX. Will be a while before I'm using them, bike remains to be built.

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Sala Cowbell 2 is a great gravel bar. I prefer this over Ritchey EvoMax

EDIT: Salsa Cowbell Carbon
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3T has a new carbon SuperGhiaia design, which keeps the shifters fairly vertical, yet still provides flare:

https://store.3tcycling.com/en/products ... h-550.html

Oddly, only sizes 40 and 44 currently offered, as measured at the upper part of the drops (so the ends are more).

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most importantly, is that you should get a handlebar that fits you proper ....

https://www.artscyclery.com/learningcen ... width.html

if the bars are too wide, you will get sore arms after 30km.
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