Friday, August 7, 2015
Drop bars....an interim post.
Ok, drop bars aren't for everyone and don't really make my top 10 list of interesting things. However, it was a rainy morning and I didn't take any good pictures so this is where we're at.
Salsa Cycles has some kind of non traditional takes on drop bars....e.g. the Woodchipper that I run on my Salsa Fargo. Really wide flares...like kind of hard to get through a doorway wide. I like this because it gives almost mountain bike (flat bar) like control when needed but it's also kind of a pain just due to the flare factor. They had another option, the Cowbell, that was "wider"...compared to a normal drop bar, but it never held much appeal to me because it didn't give enough flare to give subtle trail control.
Apparently, I haven't been too worried about it because I completely missed that back in late May Salsa matted the Cowbell and Woodchipper to create an unfortunately named but perfectly proportioned Cowchipper bar! Suddenly, I appear to be in the market for a new set of bars!
So...have you ever thought about it? What type of drop bars should you really be riding!?