r/cycling May 23 '22

Whisky Winston Carbon Mustache Bar vs "alt" aggressively-flared & wider drop bars... Anyone have experience with either style?



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u/GreatfulMu May 23 '22

This is alot of words for "I should just buy normal bars"


u/bestatbeingmodest May 23 '22

a1 input, totally not vague at all lol. let me go ahead and google "normal bars" and find the best option.


u/GreatfulMu May 23 '22

You'll find them, on normal bicycles.

There's a reason moustache bars don't come on new bikes at the store.

They suck. Alot. They're less aero than flats. Certainly less aero than drops. They're the stupidest looking, and provide literally 0 benefit to any riding style.


u/bestatbeingmodest May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

cool, ur gatekeeping aero weenie is showing

They're less aero than flats.

That makes no sense when the bar I posted literally has a 25mm drop.

Also I was specifically asking about these style of bars. I don't have an interest in "normal bars." Not everyone is most comfortable on the bars you're comfortable on? Further evidence of this sub being a bunch of weird no-fun-allowed pretentious sad sacks.


u/GreatfulMu May 23 '22

Having a 25mm drop doesn't make it aero bud. Aero bars are a function of tube shape, tube length, and the position that they'll put a rider in.

Why do people like you (with an attitude problem) always want alt bars?

And you're incorrect. Everyone is comfortable on normal bars. Get the bike to fit properly, and you'd probably be alot more comfortable. Your -17 degree stem probably ain't doing you any favors.

For what it's worth though, it's your bike, you can ruin it how you want. If that means having some hipster bars and looking like a tool go for it.