The Salsa CowChipper Handlebar combines a traditional shape on the hoods and flats with 24° flared drops for extra stability and comfort for long off-road adventures.6061-T6 alloy construction keeps them strong and light, and the wide 120 mm center section is compatible with clip on aerobars for added versatility.
- 96 mm reach
- 116 mm drop
- 24° flare
- Widths measured center to center
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Weight: 322 grams
Handlebar Style: Adventure Bars
Handlebar Clamp: 31.8 mm
Handlebar Shape: Gravel (Flared)
40cm - Black
Mfg PartNum: A6377R400IK114
42cm - Black
Mfg PartNum: A6377R420IK114
44cm - Black
Mfg PartNum: A6377R440IK114
46cm - Black
Mfg PartNum: A6377R460IK114
Was looking for some flared bars for my gravel rig, but wasn't sure how wide to go. I took a chance on these CowChippers after reading a lot of positive reviews and I have zero regrets. Any less of a flare and the bars wouldn't feel any wider than normal road bars to me, and much more would put my arms in an uncomfortable spot. I love the curve in the drops, allowing for more hand positions than bars with a grip shaped bend built in, and the little markers for the shift levers helped make symmetrical set-up a breeze! These bars gave me everything I was looking for. The only improvement I could imagine would be to go carbon!
I have this bar on my Fargo which I use with full wrap fenders and 42c gravel or 2.0 29er tires for commuting and light off road as well as my tandem. Set up with a higher rise stem than my road bike, I find myself riding in the drops like I ride on the hoods on the road bike. The drop is low enough for plugging along in a headwind but high enough that I can rock them on the trails (like what you'd ride your hard tail MTB on). Being in the drops vs brake hoods feels way more stable on unpavedoff road stuff. The width in the drops yields more leverage, same reason MTB bars are getting so wide. Being able to ride in the drops allows for a more relaxed grip, looser arms and better flow (death grip makes for a rough and fatiguing ride) with out the risk of bouncing my grip loose from the hoods or off the front of them on rough stuff or unexpected dropsbumps. These bars are a must for gravel grinders, drop bar mountain bikes, tandems and I like them for commuting in poor weather (rain, frost, snow). I've not yet tried them on my cross bike because they might be too wide to bump through traffic in the chicanes. They also come in carbon for about 2 bills and 100 grams lighter. Great stability and comfortable, be sure to set them up high (think setting up the drops where your hoods would be).
Threw these on my gravel bike and could not be happier. Great for tackling some more technical stuff with the flared drops. Makes it super easy to transition from hoods to drops and the reverse. Nice to have a little extra room in the front for my bikepacking bar bag too.
I went with a narrower bar than the Woodchippers that came with my Salsa Fargo. The Cowchipper is the perfect balance between wide and narrow, and the degree of flare spot on. I found the Woodchippers are just too wide for anything other than if you're riding single track the entire time. There's a reason these are found on the Cutthroat. The price is excellent for a handlebar this good-I haven't directly compared with the carbon version but I don't see any need for it since you probably have more give in your larger tires and frame.
But when I do I use cowchippers. Seriously though. Im not a drop rider, My hip flexors give me issues if I ride them too much. I do however find myself using these more
Often and the one thing Ive noticed is its easier to breathe because their wider and you can open your chest,
I bought a Salsa Journeyman and opted for this bar instead of the stock one. Absolutely loved it. I have since installed one on our tandem and also converted my flat bar Surly Troll with this drop bar, just great!
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