Wednesday, August 16, 2006


'Got round to replacing the handlebar bent from the Bolinas Ridge Trail Ride II crash:

The casualty: X-Lite's 540 titanium handlebar, 3 degree sweep. No, it's not "Mad in England." The "e" rubbed off over the years :-P

Red circle denotes the bulge when the bar bent.

The replacement: a Litespeed titanium handlebar.

The Litespeed handlebar is 2 inches (5.08 cm) wider than the X-lite bar. While I appreciate the added room in the cockpit (for more lights, gizmos, etc.), I wonder if it will increase the risk of hooking hanging vines, branches and bushes on tight singletrack.

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