FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

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FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby snowster » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:55 pm

Hi all any thoughts on these FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar? Looking for cheap up grade are they any better than what I have now Kalloy AL-020, 15mm Rise X 640mm

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:22 pm

Any reason you didn't keep this in one thread?

FSA bars are pretty lardy (288g is pretty poor), what's your budget for this? Guess your looking at these for £14.99 from CRC?

Not really worth spending money unless you actually upgrade!

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby snowster » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:40 pm

Any ideal what I should be looking for to upgrade too?

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby benpinnick » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:54 pm

I disagree. The price for the bars is very good. You're getting an extra 20mm per end of bar, which will make real difference to the handling. Its a great way to experiment with bar length for very little money. Also, 288 isnt that poor, its on par with a EA50 Monkey Bar for example, which would be at least twice the price.
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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby 70\'sPenguin » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:59 pm

I still think you need to change the stem and not the bars! Infact, id advise you going to your LBS and getting a proper fitting on the bike. The problems you mention on the other thread could be caused by a bad set up.

FWIW id go with the On One risers. Yeah they are quite heavy but they too are £15 with a good amount of rise. (lots of colours :P) OR get some mary bars. (awaits public flogging)

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby snowster » Wed Oct 03, 2012 14:14 pm

So if I wanted to upgrade handlebars and stem any suggestions but on a budget

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:30 pm

Yep, both aluminium, we haven't a clue what you acrtually need, so can't give suggestions until we do.

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby snowster » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:37 pm

Well this is what I have at moment FSA XC150XT 6 Deg X 31.8mm stem, Kalloy AL-020, 15mm Rise X 640mm bars and Kalloy SP-600 27.2mm X 350mm seat post the bike in question is a ironhorse bootleg 1.0 budget is 100.00 pounds

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Re: FSA V-Drive Low Rise Handlebar

Postby supersonic » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:41 pm

Why do you want to upgrade? For the higher position as in the other thread? Get a higher rise stem. the bars you link to will not do this, they are the same rise!

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/1 ... n=pid19676


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