One more thing regarding the control vs. sweep debate (disclaimer: this is 
just according to me and I have no "real" 3rd party science to back it up) 
- more sweep allows me to keep my elbows closer to my body, and my  upper 
body, shoulders and arms more relaxed. A lot of people seem equate this 
with less control especially when coming from flat and riser bars. At least 
that is usually their first response when they ride my bike on singletrack. 
For me this allows me to ride a rigid bike more comfortably on MTB terrain 
since my arms can now more easily absorb shocks. The bars may come back a 
bit more which changes weight distribution when sitting but when things get 
dicey I don't sit anyway and have no issue moving my body forward to weight 
the wheel. The bullmoose are better in regards to sweep than most normal 
mtb bars. I use Jones bars on my MTB with 45 degree sweep. Have also used 
flat bars too. Both work but the swept bar allows me to ride longer and 
more easily over rough stuff on a rigid bike. I change step length too. 
50mm on flat bars, 80mm on Jones.

Hope this helps.

Clayton




On Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:22:08 PM UTC-8, Ryan Merrill wrote:
>
> Thanks for all the help, everybody. I got some pondering to do on this, 
> but I think in the end I will probably end up with a bullmoose bar setup. 
>
> On Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:53:20 PM UTC-6, Ryan Merrill wrote:
>>
>> I'm pondering bars for my Appaloosa I ordered and have a choice to make.  
>> I'm thinking about some sort of 'moose bar having already had the Bosco 
>> Bullmoose in the past and liked them. My choice for this bike is coming 
>> down to the regular Bullmoose bar or the Choco-moose bar but can't figure 
>> out if I want a more flattish hand hold like a regular flat mtb bar or one 
>> that puts my wrists like they would be on a choco bar...almost like if they 
>> were on the drops of a drop bar, I guess. 
>>
>> I'll be using this bike primarily on gravel roads and singletrack 
>> mountain bike trails with very little road riding going on, so quick 
>> handling, secure gripping, and easy turning is a plus. 
>>
>> any ideas?  Do you think the reach to the bullmoose bars will be a bit 
>> too dramatic compared to the choco bars on the Appaloosa?
>>
>> Next decisions will be what tires, what shifting mechanism, what 
>> crankset, ect, ect, ect. (the fun part of buying a bike, IMHO.)
>>
>>
>> thanks, 
>>
>>
>> btw, I changed my name so no longer RJM
>>
>>
>>

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