A homage to the Dirt Drop

A quick pic of WTB’s Mountain Road Bar – a homage to the classic Dirt Drop. As fitted expertly by Cara.

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That Brookes tape is doing well. On its third bike now.

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Update: there’s now some pics of it in action on the Tunisia post.

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5 Responses to “A homage to the Dirt Drop”


  1. 1 Bonzo March 13, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    That aged bar tape looks great against the colour of the Surly. I like.

  2. 2 otbiking March 15, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I’m touring in Tunisia at the moment on the Surly. It looks the business under a coat of sand and dust, and that tape is nice and sun-bleached…

    – and the country is pretty great too (-;

  3. 3 Bonzo March 16, 2007 at 7:52 pm

    Dust?? Oh yes I remember.

    Cant wait to see some pics on the blog.

  4. 4 pete F April 23, 2008 at 8:56 am

    keen to find a dirt drop bar i checked the WTB site and they reckon ” WTB Mountain Road bars are not compatible with bar end shifters, only STI index shifters”.so how did you do it?

  5. 5 otbiking April 29, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    hm, can’t say I had any problems. don’t think I did anything clever to make it fit (that would be unlike me) so I guess they just slotted in fine and expanded when I tightened them up. I like the splayed shape of the bars a lot, but would prefer less of a deep drop to encourage me to ride more in the drop position. they’re heavy too, but seem tough as nails.


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