Surly Corner Bar MTB Drops
Drop bars that accept normal MTB controls! I’ve just spotted these, I’d like to try a set on my old Solaris.
Does anyone know if something similar exists already?
Edit linky Corner BarPosted 3 months ago
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No. But I’ve put my name down for some in September.
Only downside appears to be the weight. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some relatively affordable hydro road brifters before then. Otherwise my build will be mtb parts hack.Posted 3 months ago
Give it 5 minutes and no doubt On One will have them copied.Posted 3 months ago
This is a pretty good video on them.
But you need a shim to run them on a 31.8 stem and they weigh 770g!
I think it’s a good idea but I’d wait for version 2! That will have a 31.8 clamp and weigh under 400g or wait for px to sell a similar pair called uncle Tom
I keep thinking about running my salsa wood chipper bars with mtb brake levers and shifters on the straight bar and a broken pair of sti shifters with all the gubbins and levers removed for just the hood position to hold. Got to weigh less than 770g!
Posted 3 months ago
@squirrelking you beat me to it! 🤣
Yeah. That shim was not ideal too. Uk RRP is £119 also.Posted 3 months ago
I like the concept, making a bar to let people do drop bar conversion without needing to change from 7/8″ clamping levers…
But I’d personally want them to be more like traditional drop bars with less flair and outward sweep, plus and those “hoods” will need something to bridge the junction and let you actually use them…
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Why are the little horns so short? I think they missed a trick there, a bit bigger and it’s another hand position.Posted 3 months ago
Why are the little horns so short? I think they missed a trick there, a bit bigger and it’s another hand position.
In my head I can see a plastic infill that bridges the gap, and has an expansion wedge to hol it in the end of the ‘stump’, you would then tape over it to make something closer to a rubberised hood.
When you really look at it, does it not essentially replicate many of the hand positions of a Jones loop but of course with drop on the outer position?Posted 3 months ago
In reality how does this give you anymore or different hand positions to any number of alternative handlebars?
Jones, moloko, Geoff, genesis alt, blah blah blah….Posted 3 months ago
It doesn’t, it’s a drop bar but one that takes MTB sized components. 🤔Posted 3 months ago
I quite like that. I had some knock off Mary bars on my commuter and it worked fairly well, but we’re narrow.
Those loom really good. I suspect silly money and heavy though…Posted 3 months ago
I saw these and immediately wanted some. Weight a bit discouraging and I think they cost more pounds than the dollar price.Posted 3 months ago
As above I will wait for the PX copy
If they can make a more convincing “hoods” position I might be interested.Posted 3 months ago
The weight/price though – yikes.
Use of the term ‘HUMANOIDS’ in the product description- defo get stuffed lolPosted 3 months ago
epicyclo, can you manage MTB disc levers with that bar?Posted 3 months ago
I did find myself browsing the web again last night looking for alternatives, most like Epicyclo’s above. Either something like the On-One Mary or the various Nitto options on the PX website (the ‘albatros’ and ‘Dove’ bars look interesting to me) or these Soma Sparrow Bars (various others are available):
Basically “town” or “Treking” type style bars flipped to be more like a “Cafe Racer” style bar, and then if something “hood like” is still wanted, could it be a discrete bolts/clamps on stump to replicate the specific hand position?
It sort of feels like the ‘Corner bar’ potentially undoes lots of it’s benefits by costing and weighing quite a bit…Posted 3 months ago
The Soma Gator bars are drop bars that take mtb levers on the drops and brifters on the bend. 400g. But, apparently the drops are too deep unless you put the bar really high, and no hood position obviously if you use mtb controls (i guess you could get cane creek stoker stubby levers?).
I love the idea of the corner bar and the options it opens up, and quite like it’s odd looks, but it is monstrously heavy and the UK price a bit of a p1ss take.Posted 2 months ago
Did anyone mention that the weight and price are ridiculous?
Have they explained why they’ve hewn it from solid iron?Posted 2 months ago
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