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Is there a comparison of current narrow/shallow sprint handlebars?

Old 12-02-19, 08:16 AM
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Rumor has it that 3T is discontinuing the Scattos. Don't know if they have something planned, but 3T is out of stock - on their site and through their distribution channels.

EDIT: Confirmed with 3T. They are discontinuing it.

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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Rumor has it that 3T is discontinuing the Scattos. Don't know if they have something planned, but 3T is out of stock - on their site and through their distribution channels.

EDIT: Confirmed with 3T. They are discontinuing it.
Take a look at Wiggle and CRC
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Rumor has it that 3T is discontinuing the Scattos. Don't know if they have something planned, but 3T is out of stock - on their site and through their distribution channels.

EDIT: Confirmed with 3T. They are discontinuing it.
Chinese copy ruined the market?
Many of them being used by track racers here in Brazil. Very cheap, maybe 1/4 of original price.
And... 75% of the weight.. I just wonder where is this material reduction located... ;-)
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wow. that seems like a strange move. maybe they have something else on the way in time for the olympics?
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At the moment I'm riding 32cm handlebars. Does anyone know a bar that is more narrow and easily available?
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Originally Posted by ghlambert View Post
At the moment I'm riding 32cm handlebars. Does anyone know a bar that is more narrow and easily available?
nothing cheap and easily available will come narrower than 32... I guess the closest thing "on the shelf" is the Lann bars from Aerocoach that come in 30 (at the top) that flare out to 34. Narrower than that you're looking at custom or bleeding edge for Tokyo

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Here's a 30cm option: https://bikerumor.com/2020/01/02/wx-...rHg95Pzx0x-72I

Reportedly costs $10k though.
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Originally Posted by Morelock View Post
nothing cheap and easily available will come narrower than 32... I guess the closest thing "on the shelf" is the Lann bars from Aerocoach that come in 30 (at the top) that flare out to 34. Narrower than that you're looking at custom or bleeding edge for Tokyo
Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm chromoly Nittos, have them professionally bent to 30cm, sandblasted, and re-chromed for less than $500 total. Maybe closer to $300.

Also, they arenít that heavy but stiff as hell.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Real talk, you could probably buy a set of 34cm chromoly Nittos, have them professionally bent to 30cm, sandblasted, and re-chromed for less than $500 total. Maybe closer to $300.

Also, they arenít that heavy but stiff as hell.
Yeah custom isn't really that hard to make happen. Plenty of carbon guys could chop up your handlebar of choice and re-purpose it at about any width you could imagine. A lot of guys did that with Sphinx bars back when the UCI cracked down on the reach on them (those bars are also notoriously flexy) chop them into 8-10 pieces and turn them into stiffer, more acceptable designed bars, some of the 3T aero road bars are other common candidates. Still though... it's sort of wish/wash with the rules if you care. Also you have to make sure your carbon man knows what he's doing (for every Len Lochmiller there are probably 20 guys just bodging things together) but that would be the same with welders as well.

Cheapest narrow option with normal'ish reach/drop (330x70x120) is the Worx bars at £99.99. A few places sell children's drop bars a little narrower (32 I think) but they are very shallow. 33 is still the "common" narrowest option, although I'd bet post Tokyo there are a number of options closer to 30.
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For clarification, I was talking about having the Nittos professionally bent, not cut and welded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending
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C4 Cycleworks makes custom carbon bars. Not sure of the pricing, but they definitely have a few bars floating around the track scene.

http://c4cycleworks.com
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
For clarification, I was talking about having the Nittos professionally bent, not cut and welded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube_bending
yeah so long as you had the steel ones I suppose you could get away with that.
Personally I stay away from re bent metal, but understand steel is much more forgiving in that respect than everything else.
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I would personally stay away from re-bending bars, specifically because the bent sections end up getting work hardened and pulled along the outer diameter, which results in thinner, more brittle walls along the outside of the curves. Despite steel being forgiving, I can't see the re-bending process not having some sort of detrimental effect on the bars themselves.
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