Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 02-13-19, 05:15 PM
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https://www.3t.bike/en/products/drop...hiaia-562.html

Looks like we finally have the $350 high end adventure drop bar we were looking for...
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Oof. It took me over a year to upgrade from my $39 FSA Adventure to my $94 Thomson Dirt Drop. I'll move up to 3T crabon money... pretty much never.

I don't hesitate to recommend the Thomson Dirt Drop-- it's a great flared bar. Very comfortable.
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Did 3T hire Mavic's impossible-to-pronounce-correctly-product-naming-department?

Do like the look of it...OTOH it would be nice if the actually tried giving flare and sweep angles...instead of punting and saying "multi-angle"....I could break out trigonometry and calculate it-but come on.

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Oof. It took me over a year to upgrade from my $39 FSA Adventure to my $94 Thomson Dirt Drop. I'll move up to 3T crabon money... pretty much never.

I don't hesitate to recommend the Thomson Dirt Drop-- it's a great flared bar. Very comfortable.
Heh, I'm still using a $50 Salsa Cowbell3 Mr. Big Spender.
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Looks pretty.
Although I do object to their line about "a straight (not weirdly angled) hood position" Sorry, my hands and wrists tell me that an inward angle for the hoods is not weird in the slightest.
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Weight is impressive.
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I can't imagine flared bars with the hoods straight up and down. You would you grab the brakes when in the drops? Angled hoods didn't even take any adjustment for me-- took to it straight away.

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Weight is impressive.
Yeah, but falls well outside the generally accepted weight weenie $1 per gram guideline, as a $39 FSA Adventure weighs about 260g. Dropping 60g for $310 is... steep.
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
https://www.3t.bike/en/products/drop...hiaia-562.html

Looks like we finally have the $350 high end adventure drop bar we were looking for...
Well it is sold out so many people love the idea.....
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Did 3T hire Mavic's impossible-to-pronounce-correctly-product-naming-department?
If it was an easy to pronounce name, then it would have to be priced around $250.
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The FSA K Wing AGX looks like a much better gravel handlebar to me. I run the Specialized Hover Flare and I think its nearly perfect and only $45. I wish they made a carbon version.
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Well it is sold out so many people love the idea.....
how many did they produce? devils in the details ehh?
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Looks pretty.
Although I do object to their line about "a straight (not weirdly angled) hood position" Sorry, my hands and wrists tell me that an inward angle for the hoods is not weird in the slightest.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
Did 3T hire Mavic's impossible-to-pronounce-correctly-product-naming-department?

Do like the look of it...OTOH it would be nice if the actually tried giving flare and sweep angles...instead of punting and saying "multi-angle"....I could break out trigonometry and calculate it-but come on.



Heh, I'm still using a $50 Salsa Cowbell3 Mr. Big Spender.
got me the Cowbell 2
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The FSA K Wing AGX looks like a much better gravel handlebar to me. I run the Specialized Hover Flare and I think its nearly perfect and only $45. I wish they made a carbon version.

Carbon Gravel Handle Bar ?DH36? InterJet inc
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Cowbell is a good value for sure, but Carbon is much more comfy for a long day out.
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