Woodchipper Bar

 I recently switched the stock handlebars on the LHT to the Salsa Woodchipper Bar Moto Ace.   I am a big fan of hand positions.  And I never rode the stock handlebars in the drops. I just was not comfortable for my hands.  Doing a lot of hill climbing now I was looking for a bar that would provide a better drop solution.  The Woodchipper Bar had a lot of comments that were favorable to drop comfort.
 So I thought that I would give them a try.  I changed out the bar and played with the adjustment to get it dialed in for me.

 I added a accessory bar to the front of the rack for the bag, horn and light  That worked out pretty well.. at least thus far I like it... it is a bit unconventional but it frees up the handlebar hand positions and leave room to put the sleeping bag on the rack behind the bag and air horn bottle.  I put on some new U-Bend synthetic leather bar tape... even wrapped the utility bar for looks....

 The new bar rides great.... thus far I like them.

BUT they are wide and with the bar end shifters even wider.   It is interesting walking with it, parking it ... I do bang into stuff.  Probably will continue to do that for a while until I get use to it.

It also takes a little getting use to the bar end shifters being in the new position.  It is really funny what you get use to, what become a habit.  But now I am riding in the drops more, especially on those steep hills.

oh the small changes makes you think it is brand new again !
Thanks for looking ! 

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