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PSA: Velo Orange Randonneur bars on sale and on their way out!

Old 07-27-22, 11:59 PM
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PSA: Velo Orange Randonneur bars on sale and on their way out!

Hey everyone.

I've been considering the Velo Orange Randonneur bars for a build and asked a question about them vs their formerly-in-stock "Course" bars a few weeks back. The info I got back was valuable. I was told that "The Rando bars are our only classic-standard road bars, sporting more of a randonneuring, sport-tourer shape, rather than the racier, more traditional shape of the Course. A little bit of upsweep, and a little flare, as well as a considerable amount of drop. As we don't have plans on bringing back the Randonneur after it's gone, I'd suggest you check one out sooner than later."
I'm glad I sat on the information because it seems as through they now have them discounted, which is a nice treat, but it also means they may be giving them one final push out the door.
Now may be a good time to act if you have a need for these.

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Old 07-28-22, 09:27 AM
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This is great to know, thanks. Been considering these for a bike I'm building up.
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Well, shoot -- they only seem to have wider sizes in stock anymore. I bet you're right that they are discontinuing this model, which is a shame. Their "Nouveau Randonneur" bar is not comparable at all.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Well, shoot -- they only seem to have wider sizes in stock anymore. I bet you're right that they are discontinuing this model, which is a shame. Their "Nouveau Randonneur" bar is not comparable at all.
Just FYI, most traditional randonneur bars are measured at the drops...which means the tops are 2-3cms narrower than you might be expecting.
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Just FYI, most traditional randonneur bars are measured at the drops...which means the tops are 2-3cms narrower than you might be expecting.
Accounting for that is trivial. That the Nouveau Randonneur bars are also compact drops with flattened tops, a backsweep, little to any upsweep, with a 31.8mm clamp, are harder to reconcile if the Grand Cru bars were what you liked.
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Well, shoot -- they only seem to have wider sizes in stock anymore.
Well, don't worry. The trend for the last few years has been ridiculously wide bars. And with how wonderfully comfy that must be, I can't see that trend ever going away!

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