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7 degree vs. 12-15 degree bars

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7 degree vs. 12-15 degree bars
« on: May 24, 2005, 08:55:55 am »
  In Cycle News Kurtis Roberts was whining ( imagine that) about Erion not getting him the bars he wants on his bike. The machine now has 7 degree bars and he wants 12 or 15. What's he talking about? The angle of the clip on dangle? Measured off the fork tubes? Couldn't a guy like Kurtis afford to order out of the LP catalog and put them on himself?  
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Re: 7 degree vs. 12-15 degree bars
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 10:22:43 am »
The angle is measured from the horizontal down to the bars. Street bars are set at about 7 degrees, GP bars (like a TZ or RS) are set at about 15 degrees. For racing I much prefer a bar with more angle, much easier to tuck and keeps you in a more tucked in position.
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Re: 7 degree vs. 12-15 degree bars
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 12:58:49 pm »
  Aha, so the variobars are the ticket for such a demand. Sounds almost clubman like. Thanks Brian.
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Re: 7 degree vs. 12-15 degree bars
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2005, 07:40:18 am »
I have never really liked adjustable bars. They seem to adjust at the most inoportune times.

They might come in handy to determine what angle may work best for you on a particular bike and then getting unadjustable bars at the correct angle.
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