Tuesday, June 10 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
Anyone know how much the Easton EA90 Aero wheelst went for??? I missed it. :(
Your very wecome, friend. Glad that helped.
Thanks for the info yerleft. That info was a huge help. Next time those bars are up here, I think I will have to get them.
Okay, these particular Oakley shorts aren't a great example, but they do make some quality stuff. I have several pairs of the ballistic shorts and they are the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. Not as good with their jerseys, there seems to be some piss poor designing there, still, they've done some good stuff.
Firstly, this: There are many (as in out the wazoo) excellent online resources when it comes to cycling, and products. I hope others will post similar.
Roadbikereview.com has an extensive and easily searchable database of owner reviews. Check that one out fer sure. I hope others will post similar.
Competitivecyclist.com has an excellent Fit Calculator. There are many others.
Now to the bars. Handlebars are a good, i.e., "cost-effective" place to save weight on the bike. Priority Upgrades for weight savings generally speaking, would include Component Group, Wheels, Brakes, and Bars. Here's a couple of things to bear in mind- basic general advice- in case you were wondering and didn't know already...
Bars come in different widths. They are measured center-to-center (c-c) or outside-to-outside (o-o). Bar width should correspond to shoulder width, this can effect both control of your bike, and your breathing. Easy 'nuff to measure. Basicly width of hand spacing on bar should roughly equal shoulder width, i.e., your arms should be roughly parallel. Excessive variance either way can negatively effect control and/or breathing, but personal preferance and priorities comes into play as well.
Although opinions and preferences vary, Handlebars are now widely accepted as an excellent application of Carbon Fiber engineering, where the advantages of CF (strength-to-weight ratio, etc.) can be fully realized as opposed to CF Stems, for example, an application where the advantages of CF are not fully realized. Still pretty, though! Technology has advanced (as technology will) and the anectdotal tales of product failure seem to be fewer and further between. It's all about the engineering for the application, more than the material itself. Easton is an industry leader with a good reputation. Definitely check out eastonbike.com and see their testing methods in action. Appropriately engineered bars have a lower failure rate than those made of other materials like Aluminum, for example.
It's important to understand before purchasing that Easton wisely recommends (urges, really) that their 26mm bars are compatible ONLY with 2-bolt stems. 31.8 bars are compatible with 2 OR 4-bolt stems. There is very good explanation for this on their site. It is too easy to get all wrench-happy and overtighten a 4-bolt stem! Not good when it comes to CF bars. Take a moment to read Eastons informative file, (R&D Q&A Articles Number 6) "Two- Bolts vs. Four- Bolts" and see other helpful info @ eastonbike.com >> Technical >> Technical Bulletins.
Very importantly, CF components like handle bars require a TORQUE WRENCH for proper installation! Always adhere to the manufacturer's SPEC FOR MAX TORQUE! Don't guess, don't estimate.
GO CELTICS!!! KG! KG! KG! YOU CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH LA!!!
I would go naked in pink bunny slippers before I was caught dead wearing anything Oakley has/will ever made. They are horrible and need to be burnt at a stake!
Do those glasses come w/ a bad mustache and a Jimmy Buffet C.D.? Mmmmmm?
more stuff for women!
How about a floor mat for the indoor trainer??
maybe somebody could buy them for their kids?
no one's buying the small, bright blue spandex shorts?
come on, no one is preparing a smurf costume for Halloween?
How bout some more stuff for women!!
. . .how about some stuff for normal sized people!?
PS. Castelli runs small.... if you normally wear a medium in PI, DON'T try to squeeze into these smalls...
ahhh the popup got me ready for some new biking shorts.....but all they have is Blue Small :( How about some Black Large?
Full face helmet!
Come on. . . . you know you want to.
Did you notice a lot of flex in them? I weigh 220 and am worried a little about the flex.
I have a set of theses bars on my road bike and would recommend them. One thing I notice with mine is the drops are not low as my previous bars, but I like that.
Also my wife raced a season of cross on these and was very happy with them compared to the aluminum bars on her old bike (soak up vibrations better).
Anybody know how good these handlebars are?
Alternatively, you could move to SLC. That would significantly lower your shipping cost.
Chainattack.com claims there are 48/50 of the bar gel left... I'm definitly in for one as long as shipping doesnt cost 10 bucks, they sold for $8.20.