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MostTalon Ultra 1K Handlebar/Stem
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September 5, 2020
Very comfortable but size misleading
- I've used it several times
- Runs small
- Size Bought
- 6` 3"
- 180 lbs
I ordered this handlebar/stem with my Pinarello frame. I ordered the same size handlebar and stem combination as on my other two road bikes, 110 mm stem and 42 cm handlebar. This particular size Talon Ultra was not in stock so had to be ordered. After waiting 2 months for the bar to arrive to build my bike, I was notified that that bar was back ordered again and would be another 2 months. After looking at the frame geometry again I decided that the 42cm bar with a 120 mm stem instead of the 110 would probably work and it was available in stock immediately. After receiving and riding the bike, the longer stem was not problematic. But I immediately felt that the width of the bars was narrower than my other bikes with 42 cm bars. After riding the bike a few times I found that I did not necessarily dislike the narrower bars but was curious why they felt so much narrower than my other bars. I found a size sticker on the bottom of the bar that confirmed it to be a 42 cm bar. However, measuring the bar center to center as my other bars are measured indicates that the bar size is probably based on an outside to outside dimension of the flat bars, not center to center as indicated in the product description Actual dimensions at the hoods is 37.5 cm center to center and 40.5 cm out to out. Dimensions at the flat bars is 39 cm center to center and 42 cm out to out. So if bar width is critical, you may want to consider this. The bar itself is extremely comfortable with the flat wide tops and a very comfortable (for me) bend to the drops. Overall, even with the dimensional issues, the bar is the most comfortable bar I’ve ridden.