Integrated Handlebars vs. Normal Handlebars and Stems

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Vector7, May 4, 2005.

  1. Vector7

    Vector7 New Member

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    I wanted to get everyone's opinion on this. I just recently purchased an Integrated Handlebar from www.token-usa.com My question is: how many of you have had positive or negative experiences with Integrated Handlebars.

    My friends like the way the integrated handlebars look, but they are a little skeptical about the strengh of such a set-up. What do you guys think?

    Tailwinds,
    Vector7
     
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  2. wilmar13

    wilmar13 New Member

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    While I like the "cool" factor, I am not sure I buy the stiffness story, and they are not adaptable when it comes to fine tuned positioning, etc. Weight savings is moot as well. That said if I saw a carbon bar/stem combo for a reasonable price in my size I would still buy it, reasonable being the same or less than buying the two components seperately.
     
  3. Vector7

    Vector7 New Member

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    This is what I have heard. I guess knowing your measurements really helps.

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    wilmar13 New Member

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    No I meant that you can't tilt your bars slightly different regardless of proper fit. For example maybe I like to have my drops at a different position/angle than you, not possible with stem/bar combo.
     
  5. Vector7

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    Yes. I understand what you're saying.

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