Old 07-18-19, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TXBDan View Post
Has anyone gone too far with flare and regretted it? My bike (Trek Checkpoint) is 85% commuter/pavement, but i'm interested in some shallower drop bars and like the idea of the flare ergonomically as well as for control. I'm leaning toward Cowbells (12deg) or Easton AX (16deg) as they aren't as extreme. Would i regret not going for more?
My first bars were Origin8 Gary OS Sweep and I liked them...until I tried other bars and realized I didnt like them. In retrospect, there was too much flare(29deg) and sweep(15deg). I made do because ignorance is bliss, but my current Cowchipper bars are the perfect(currently) mix of flare(12deg on each side) and sweep(none).
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