Took a Spill! Need Help with Handlebars :'(
Posted August 29, 2004 - 02:37 PM
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P.S. Last question: What are they referring to when they say 20 some "bends." that Pro Taper makes? Is it part of the manufacturing process? I'm a total handlebar newbie.
Posted August 30, 2004 - 04:16 AM
The bars are available in many shapes. Sure, there all handlebars, but some are high, some low, and some offer a lot of pull-back towards the rider.
The Henry bars are just about the perfect shape.
I dont think I would use your old aluminum bars after heating them. Also, they recommend never removing the bolt on crossbars.
Posted August 30, 2004 - 08:07 AM
I noticed in some pictures that the pro tapers don't have a cross brace. Is that because they're super strong as is?
Seems to be a decent price as well, right?
Posted August 30, 2004 - 04:41 PM
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Posted August 31, 2004 - 12:30 PM
another words you will need to replace your triple clamps as well in order to use the bars.
No, you can get adaptors, and kkep your stock triple clamp... it will raise your bars about an inch or so... I can send pics if you like... I have a set for sale, but you could probably get them cheaper locally...
I have the ProTaper Doug Henry bars too... they open up the cockpit a fair bit, and make the bike fit me better...
The protapers are strong, and you can cut them down a little width wise, but otherwise, you can't go wronmg with any of the oversize bars... they sure beat the factory liquorice anyday...
Posted August 31, 2004 - 10:24 PM