Mountain bikes with drop bars

I’m a big fan of flared drop bars on mountain bikes. Any bike, really. These days, there are several to choose from, and more on the way.

The trick with the off-road drops, is getting a stem that will get the bars high enough. Proper high-rise stems are less common than the bars that need them. My Bontrager has On-One Midge bars, but uses a kludged stem-and-extender setup to get the bars high enough.

Winter Bicycles makes stems that fit the bill. The super-high-rise stem Eric made for a Fat Chance “Monster themed” bicycle looks like a perfect match for the Bontrager. Four-bolt face plate, extra tall, and with bike mojo.

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