what wide bar with BIG SWEEP
I like the salsa whammy bar, but I also love the 23 degree sweep salsa bend 2 bars.
The whammy is super wide at 780 which suits my manley stature.
How ever my gaye wrists mean I am much happier with a sweepy bar.
So who makes a big sweep big width bar?
Or does anyone make a bar width extension? An expanding plug that adds a few cm? Have I just invented something?
(thanks in advance for your help)Posted 4 years agouwe-rMember
I have long thought that some form of grip that acts as bar extension would do well.
Wouldn’t take much to stick some carbon fibre tube under the grip / over the end of the bar and then a clamp on one end. It would make your grips that bit bigger but then it might appear to the gorilla proportioned riders anyway? Assuming your average grip is 12 cm wide you could easily add 6cm to each end making any old style 64ish wide bar a 76 wide beast! Is there anything like this out there?Posted 4 years agomunrobikerMember
Dirt mag had some bar extenders in last year. Search on their site. They weighed as much as a house I think.
Could you live with a far more sensible 750?Posted 4 years agoandylMember
Charlie, I did some sketches of ways to make a bar extending grip a while back while looking for something I would be confident with…but just ended up getting a set of Easton Havoc carbons 😀
I was wondering about seeing if someone who makes small parts were interested in making them but the problem is you could argue that bars are designed for a specific length and this bending moment. I’m sure most would be fine though, unless you try doing DH on them with the extensions. I settled on a combination of your idea and uwe-r’s one. Look up motorcycle bar end thingies.Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
I was keen to get flat bars from Seven with a 20ish sweep and 750 wide. Not too bad at $150 but the shipping was about the same again so killed that idea.
If you had an address to post them to in the states and someone heading over the pond then it would be a bit more reasonable.
Getting on fine with my bend 2’s meantime thoughPosted 4 years ago
Don’t call me Shirley.
I am bigger and wider than most
Gives you more climbing leverage
Gives you more resistance to being knocked offline.
They are going on a surly krampus where everything is big
My wrists are ruined so it more comfortable.
It’s a more natural hand position.
Jeff jones says…
“The sweep matches your natural hand and wrist positions creating a stronger hand and body position. With an H-Bar, your weight is evenly distributed across the width of your hand instead of being focused at the out side edge of your hand, the main cause of finger numbness. This ‘even grip pressure’ on the bar allows a better, more secure grip on the bar. This is especially nice if you chose to ride a fully rigid bike. The many and varied hand positions greatly reduce hand numbness and wrist pain. The H-Bar also reduces back pain since it has a range of hand positions from rear to front. This range allows you to move around and stretch your back. This is a bar you can ride all day.
Read More: http://www.jonesbikes.com/h-bar.html#ixzz2Mc2WwRFx ”Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
Thanks Charlie, I understand all of that.
Just wondering like, thinking something wide, flat, riser stem, long stem would suffice..
Still have to say I’m keeping a close eye on the fatties, drop bars in a cyclocross stylee and 1×10 and could be tempted.
Ta very muchly,Posted 4 years ago
Charlie, did you find a custom option on the budnitz bars?
I can only see “Bar Width: 680mm”
Keen for the same thing, as you know! Thanks for putting the thread up, I’ve realised that given the alternatives (especially inc shipping + taxes on the US ones) the price on the 20/20s isn’t so ridiculous after all.Posted 4 years ago
quick update…. fitted these deluxe plugs to my salsa bend 2 bars. spent £18, and added about 32mm (total… 2x16mm) to my bars taking them to around 74cm wide.
Stocking them in the shop from now on.
Thanks for all your help. Really appreciate it… and one day i will get my luv bars.Posted 4 years agoRorschachMember
Little titchy but http://www.watsoncycles.com/Handlebars.aspx?ProductId=17Posted 4 years ago
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