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Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby dfc. » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:37 am

I am looking to build my own track bike from parts and have a few questions on sizes.

1. Do track bikes use 23c wheels? Or are they thinner?

2. Do track bikes use normal road drop bars, or are there thinner special ones

And help would be greatly appreciated,

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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:27 am

dfc. wrote:I am looking to build my own track bike from parts and have a few questions on sizes.

1. Do track bikes use 23c wheels? Or are they thinner?

These are fine!

2. Do track bikes use normal road drop bars, or are there thinner special ones

They have track specific bars but you could get away with road bars.

And help would be greatly appreciated,



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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby dfc. » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:32 pm

foo on patrol wrote:
dfc. wrote:I am looking to build my own track bike from parts and have a few questions on sizes.

1. Do track bikes use 23c wheels? Or are they thinner?

These are fine!

2. Do track bikes use normal road drop bars, or are there thinner special ones

They have track specific bars but you could get away with road bars.

And help would be greatly appreciated,



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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:41 pm

You'll notice the difference in road and track bars when you stand to sprint on a track bike. Road bars will knock the crap out of your wrists while track bikes are more flared and won't. They're designed to be gripped differently because you aren't reaching for brakes.

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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby dfc. » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:28 pm

Can somone give me a link to some track bars, maybe some they would reccomend
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby gururug » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:29 am

Deda & Nitto are popular...

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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby scotto » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:51 pm

you can see the diffent shape quite clearly with these bars. soooooo sexy....
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby dfc. » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:59 pm

scotto wrote:you can see the diffent shape quite clearly with these bars. soooooo sexy....
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby brawlo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:47 am

One problem I found was hand room. I've got big hands and had a set of Deda Pistas. I was constantly popping off the bar end plug. I've since gotten a set of those lovely 3Ts and they are super stiff and I love them. Not much chop for training though where you're clocking up the laps.

I have a set of road bars for training and they are super flexy compared to the scattos. That's the real difference between road and track bars. Not too much of a problem if you're not a sprinter type, but if you get up and put some power down then the difference is like chalk and cheese. The thing is you won't really know until you try both. I started out on road bars and they were fine, but after moving to the Dedas, I realised how flexy they were. I Also just brought a set of the alu PRO track bars to try. Nice hand room and I think they were only $70 from Bike24.
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby .isaac. » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:06 pm

I have Roselli Pista's. They're awesome but don't buy them, hand positioning is too limited and gets annoying for longer races. I'm going to buy some road bars for when I do longer races so I have some different hand positions.
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby Richard.L » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:59 pm

If you don't ride track often, stick to road bars (what endurance racers mostly use)
I like my drops flat at the bottom and hated 'sprint' styled bars cause i couldn't get my hand on the bend (where you would reach for the brakes) so got the same bar as my road bike(3T ergonova)
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Re: Size of parts on Track Bike

Postby alex » Wed May 02, 2012 5:14 am

most people new to track have their position way too low at the front and this is due to every manufacturer fitting sprint bars with huge drop to their bikes

use a nice stiff road bar unless you are planning to do a lot of hard sprinting (ie A grade) or gate starts
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