Bolt up the Ritchey Pro Flat Handlebar and hit the trails with ultra-accurate steering and minimum weight to hold you back. Double-butted construction ditches excess material so you can ascend climbs quicker, while a bead-blasted finish reduces stress risers for long term durability. Available in three widths, the Ritchey Pro compliments everything from leverage-needy single speeds to quick-handling, tree-dicing XC rides.
Strengths: Great as a stock componet for my GT carbon 09 Zaskar
Weaknesses: Finally after a few years of heavy riding the bar has corroded and broke on the left side. I guess that the salt can still get to the aluminum.
The bar work for what I needed it for years and it showed signs of degredation the past few time I changed out the grips which is about twice a year for me. The end bar got a little too plush and knew it was time to change it out.
Like I said great stock componet, but now I have upgraded to an Easton carbon EC90 590mm bar
For those of you from Texas you may have ridden the fantastic trails at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch..not to be confused with the also great Flat Rock. We've moved the kick off of the 2012 USA Cycling PRO XCT event to the ranch.
LIVESTRONG Reg is open if you care to use event as a fundraiser, and r ... Read More »
Lively discussion on a regional MTB forum in which someone observed a number of races in which the Cat 1 class seemed to have an unusual number of racers DNF for flats.
Conjecture is that some of these racers only want to podium and to them a flat means they can't take a top spot, so they bail inst ... Read More »
I am currently running an Easton Monkey light SL low rise OS (31.8) on an El Mariachi w/ rigid fork and have thought about a 25.4 Pro Moto Carbon Flat bar 25.4 to add a bit more give but am concerned about the strength of the Salsa bar.... I have run alot of different Easton Carbon and CT2's and al ... Read More »