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Salsa
Cowbell 3 Handlebar

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The perfect bar for your gravel crusher or 'cross bike.

Salsa's new Cowbell 3 takes over for their popular Bell Lap handlebar, using a new short drop and updated bend for better ergonomics with current shifter and brake lever designs.This 3 model is the more affordable of Cowbell line, built with a slightly stouter 6061-T6 double-butted aluminum that's strong, plenty light and easier on the wallet.

Like its predecessor, the Cowbell features 12-degree flared ends for increased control through the roughest off-road racing conditions. A short reach and shallow drop offer easy lever access, and an extra long 120mm top section provides plenty of space for handlebar mounted accessories while easing transitions from the hoods.

The Cowbell 3 features a 31.8mm clamp diameter, 76mm reach and 126mm drop. Single front cable groove. Various widths. 301g (claimed weight, 44cm). Bead Blasted Black finish.

 

Width Measured: Center to Center (at lever position) 

 

Drop/Reach: 126mm/76mm 

 

Material: 6061-T6 

 

Handlebar Style: Drop Bars 

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Great gravel handlebars!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Bend OR

Bought a new gravel bike and inexplicably it came with raked 42 cm bars. How 2cm can make such a difference I do not know but they were awful. The next day ordered these and they are so. Much. Better! Perfect flair, 44cm, and Salsa chic. No rake either. Super happy with them, but that could also be because the ones they replaced were so bad. Got them the next day after ordering too! Of course I do live in Oregon though.

Reviewed 1/2/2018
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Best handlebars ever
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by Elvis
Casual Cyclist

My new bike came with way or narrow for me 42cm bars. I got these in 44cm width. The gentle flared drops put my wrists in a straight , comfortable position. Both on the hoods and drops. You hardy notice the slight angle of the brake hoods when looking at the bike. But they are far more comfortable than non flaired bars.

Reviewed 5/21/2018
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Great bars
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by Alfred
Whittier

1st. Pair went on my cyclocross bike ,loved them so much that I put them on both road bikes! Great on the sprint.

Reviewed 11/20/2017
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Game changer for my ride...
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by OnTheFly
Competitive Racer
Sacramento, CA
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I absolutely love these bars. I have wide shoulders and the drop profile of these bars fits me perfectly. The outward cant of the drops is subtle enough to not feel non-roadie (or look awkward). If I had to some up my review of this bar with one word, it would be ergonomic.

Reviewed 4/6/2015
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subtle flair perfect for roadie riding gravel for first time
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by glen_one_n
Cycling Enthusiast
CLE, OH
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Second purchase of this handlebar now for carbon gravel grinder after using on my steel winterfenderedtraineradventurecommutergravel bike . I found the subtle flair to be great for drop riding in a more upright position. Does not give the weird brifter angle from wider flared bars (cowchipperwoodchipper) hand positions are familiar and comfortable. Ordered same size width as my regular endurance road bike.

Reviewed 5/19/2017
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Short & Shallow
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by Anonymous

Spending more time riding the drops.

Reviewed 4/21/2017
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pshyo-cross. He he.
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by Alfred
Whittier
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

New bars for the cyclocross rig.1st.cowbell bar. Love them.Going to install on my road & Fixie too !

Reviewed 2/2/2017
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Cool bars
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by SmcMason
Annapolis, MD

Great price on CX bars with character. I like the shallow drop with flared ends. My brifters angle out where I have them mounted, and I like the different look. It's comfortable, and I get many compliments on the appearance.

Reviewed 7/11/2014
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Why bother with the Cowbell 2?
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by 65535
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

This thing has the same great shape as the Cowbell 2 at a fraction of the price. Feels great in my hands and I love having wide bars for cross top levers.

Reviewed 9/29/2014
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