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Whisky Parts Milhouse & Winston Handlebars: Getting Rolling

Recently I was tipped off to a couple of carbon fiber handle bars that Whiskey Parts was about to unleash upon the world. Whiskey Parts kindly sent them over for evaluation and review, and since now the curtain has been lifted on these, I can freely talk about them now.

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Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review

Ritchey WCS Butano and Ergomax Handle Bars: Quick Review – by Grannygear Editor’s Note: This review features two ‘Quick Reviews’ of Ritchey WCS range handle…

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PRO Discover Big Flare Handlebar: At the Finish

Since August, Guitar Ted and I have been riding the PRO Discover Big Flare handlebar on our respective bikes. Today, it’s time to wrap up our review and give our final thoughts on the bar’s performance.

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Project Topstone: Updates

At the cross roads I thought, “Huh. I could go a bit farther and drop down this winding canyon connector road.” OK, why not? And this rambling continued, even when the road choices kept coming along and even when I knew the conditions would be much more than any road bike would be comfortable in.

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A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX – Part 2

So here is the thing with drop bars. We have been used to riding bars that are basically round tubes bent into a shape and formed for their intended purpose. Now the reach and sweep and width and drop, etc, may vary, but what you are grabbing with your hands is basically a round tube. And that is both good and bad.

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PRO Discover Big Flare Bars: Checkpoint

With its massive 30 degree flare and 35 degrees of sweep, the new Discover Big Flare handlebar from PRO Bike Gear is one of the more radical gravel drop bars available today. Guitar Ted and I received early samples for testing, and here are our impressions of the bar after two months of riding.

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A Tale Of Three Bars: Giant Contact SL XR Dfuse Bar

Now then…the ride quality. It is smoother under sharp impacts than any alloy bar I have used. It is noticeable.

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A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II

A Tale Of Three Bars: Ritchey WCS Streem II – by Grannygear Introduction: The world of gravel riding has spawned a few trends and brought…

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A Tale Of Three Bars: FSA K-Wing AGX

When I get back to riding, I will be moving this to my road bike to get longer miles on it, but so far, as a gravel bike bar, I think it is very, very good and could be a total winner for someone who struggles with hand or wrist issues.

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Gravel Grinder News: PRO Introduces New 2020 Gravel Components & Accessories

PRO Bike Gear introduced a number of new components and accessories for gravel and all-road bikes today at the Eurobike trade show in Germany. Highlights include a new 27.2mm dropper post, new carbon handlebars and seatposts, and an off-road version of the popular Stealth saddle.

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