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Offline jamesfinch

Dirt touring handlebar setup
« on: September 02, 2017, 12:24:47 pm »
I'm rebuilding an old stumpjumper into an all around off road bike with touring capabilities. I'd like to retain the original suntour components, which is leading me to want a stem/bar combination that keeps me mostly upright but with a lot of control for technical climbing. And, of course, style is a concern... So I think I'm looking for the widest Bullhorn bars I can find. Thoughts?

Offline RonK

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 05:15:57 pm »
Dirt touring bar would be the Salsa Woodchipper or Cowchipper.
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...

Offline DaveB

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 05:45:45 pm »
I'd like to retain the original suntour components.....
An uphill, against the wind fight.  What's so special about them that newer, better performing components shouldn't be used?   Sun Tour (the REAL Sun Tour, not the current name owner) was a good manufacturer but they have been out of business for many years.

Offline jamesfinch

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 07:11:21 pm »
The bike is close to thirty years old, and the components are still performing well, so why replace them if they will work on new set of more comfortable handlebars?

Offline tablatom

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 01:48:17 am »
I put On One Midge bars on  CX bike.
These have flared drops, though i'd like the drops to be a little longer. Very comfortable and good control off road for a drop bar.

Offline Inge

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 01:32:21 am »
I was also thinking of the salsa bars. Have one on my own bike and like it lot.

Offline paddleboy17

Re: Dirt touring handlebar setup
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 12:25:04 pm »
Dirt touring bar would be the Salsa Woodchipper or Cowchipper.

I am not sure what you mean by bullhorn bars, but if you want traditional road bars...

I like Woodchipper  bars, but the clamp diameter is 31.8mm, and that might make it hard for you to use.

The Nitto Randonneur has a 25.4 mm clamp diameter.
Danno