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I am looking for inspiration and would love to try alt bars. Stem length and angle info would be nice too. Thanks! :thumbsup:
The marys forward sweep, not sure about the Gary? This means you can use your current stem...although I personally find 10-20mm longer works well as the different hand position can "feel" like you are closer in reach. On my trail bike I still use a short stem as I like the upright feel.i am thinking of a mary knock-off, the gary off road 2. cosidered a drop bar but i think road levers is a prerequisite, so that's not happening. i am wondering though if my 70mm stem is long enough for an alt bar config.
thanks steve, nice info and those ragley's are beaut. i am currently using 50mm on riser and the thing is dialed, so i still have to see if 70mm is good enough (hopefully).edit to add: I previously used Salsa ProMoto carbon bars with 17 degree sweep, no rise and also on a 90mm stem. The Ragleys stretch me a little bit further, but they're designed so that you won't need to change your stem if you swap from standard bars.
I feel that they ride much better than the carbon Salsa bars I had. A little wider, giving more leverage for climbing, and (for me at least) the perfect amount of sweep back. I bought these bars looking for something stronger than the Salsa bars, with better climbing traits (width and sweep) and I got that but what I didn't expect from them was a huge increase in downhill control. I've gained so much more speed downhill now that I'm using the Carnegie's. Downhills were always my weak point. Now I'm just as fast (if not faster) than most of my mates who use squishy forks.Stevob- How do the Carnegies ride? Any better or worse than a aluminum bar?
I have a Salsa Bend in the 23 bend, they aren't as bent as the Mary and aren't that much wider either. I will try to get a picture of them overlayed tomorrow.I'd like to give the Salsa Bend bars a go. The Carnegies are great, but I wouldn't mind a slighly wider bar for trail riding and leverage - something the Salsa Bend bars offer.
The Carnegies are an improvement on the On-One Mary Bars IMHO because they are a bit wider than Mary Bars.
Blah, blah... is that The Enabler you got there?I have used the fleegle and all assortments of handlebars from original Tange Prestige high bend cromo bars in the late 80's through no bend bars in the 90's through all kids of riser in the late 90's early aughts to the fleegle then the mary. The mary is hands down the best bar I have used since and especially so on a rigid application (which prior to fat front I was just using a standard 29er wheel and tire but it also is well suited to the fat front),
Anything with a 2.4 tire? I've been thinking about picking one up, mainly for the water bottle bosses, but the peeps I am hearing is that the ****er is stiff.soitenly is. Have had one ride on the setup, pretty amazing.
You called? rft:sorry i meant origin8 space and not gary :madman: although i looked at the gary but like i said, i don't think i can get away without using a road lever. then i have to wrap my bars and be hipster like erik.