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Anyone use these? Be interested to hear your reviews...looks like a lot of sales on them are going on right now and am considering picking a pair up. Have there been any reviews written about them...what are your thoughts/experiences?
I know the HED bar is all the rage - but can't justify $500 for a handlebar...yet. (can you ever?)
i like mine. but i don't really have anything to compare them to.
I like mine. A few reasons; Comfort, it is much more comfortable than the base bar and Syntace it replaced, Adjustability, I've used it on two completely different bicycles, Aeroness, lately people are claming that one peice bars are as effective as a pair of aero wheels. It doesn't get knocked out of position by potholes. Some have complained that they can't get their elbows narrow enough, but I find that part of the fit to be just fine. Check out Dan's review in the main page of this websight, he'll tell you alot more.
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I don't like them... they don't allow me to get low enough in front, I'm also not a fan of the flat base bar position, but apparently this places me in a very small minority. The lack of adjustability due to the built in stem can also be an issue for some people.
Big plus for the HED or John Cobb's new aero bar is that they mount on a standard stem, which means you can adjust the length of the setup. With Carbon X, Vision, and the other one-piecers, you're stuck with the length, like it or not. You can also change the height, by stem choice.
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: May 10, 03 23:44
I agree with this comment. I had them for about a year. I really liked them, but I had to own up to the fact that they just didn't fit. They stretched me out too far. I went back to Syntace bar and clip ons. I think the Hed approach is the right approach, though I wonder whether they have executed it correctly.
Hey Art - thanks for the post. What length were you using? Assuming, based on our other conversations, that you'd have bought the 100mm length?
I can't find any information about the angle of the bar either...was it eventually parallel with the ground when you mounted it?
Thanks for all the posts....
I think they might have only made a 10 cm stem version when I bought it. That was a little long for me, but what killed it was the handlebars that extended so far forward. My downhill control was very poor.
The bars sloped down and out slightly, maybe a cm or two.