You have a nice looking bike there Vincent. I missed out on Butternut
Appa. I have a green.
I echo Jacob's points. Boscos are one of the most versatile bars out
there. Experimenting is fun if/when you have the budget. But if I were
you, I would hold on to those Boscos. You are likely going back to it,
especially if you enjoy riding upright.
I have tried about 8 kinds of alt bars in one year of owning Appaloosa,
which is quite similar to Clem in geometry. I kept avoiding Bosco thinking
they don't look cool. After using them for 2 months, now I think they are
the coolest of all. Also the most comfy. It also gives you a lot more
real estate than other bars (Jones loop might be the only one with more
room to mount stuff). Just because I liked the 55cm Bosco, I didn't want
to stop my experiments. During Riv's appeal last week, I went ahead and
bought the 58cm version :) That's how much I like Boscos.
I'm still holding on to other bars, including Alba and Choco. Every once
in a while, I might swap for a little while for a change. But I think I'll
always come back to Boscos. For rides lasting more than an hour or two, I
would ONLY ride with Boscos.
On Friday, 2 March 2018 05:19:14 UTC-8, Jacob wrote:
> Congratulations on the Clem! I have "flipped" Albatross on mine and they
> work great. I went from the 55 Boscos to the 55 'Tross (can we call them
> that now to avoid confusion?) so the width wasn't an issue. However, my
> main goal was get the position next to the stem higher than the ends to
> relieve tuck when moving forward. They are comfortable, but you'll need to
> get that stem way up there if you want to keep your flares around saddle
> height. Might negate the "cool".
> Here's the link to my post if you want photographic evidence:
> The Bosco is still the most versatile bar when it comes down to it. If
> you're riding where it looks like your riding, I'd stick with them. If
> you've just gotta try something else, then the Choco would be a great
> contender as Coal Bee mentioned. Not trying to push you away from the
> 'Tross, but keep those Boscos around just in case...
> Let us know what you come up with. Happy riding!
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