That's contracted down to three until recently. Origin 8 quietly introduced another offering in their Winter catalog to dealers. It is dubbed the "Gary Sweep OS" bar. Of all of Origin 8's Gary Bar variants over the years, this bar, in my opinion, is by far their best effort. That said, let's take a closer look at it and then I'll make some observations.......
|This, by my count, is the third of the Gary Bar variants- the Gary Sweep OS.|
|The "sweep" in the name of this bar refers to the 15 degree swept out extensions.|
|Nice length to the extensions and the hooks aren't too deep.|
- Tip-to-Tip across the ends of the swept portion of the bar, the Gary Sweep measures 636mm/25".
- Tops measure 433mm/17" between the drops.
- Flare: The hooks are flared out at 58° to the outside.
- Sweep: The extensions are swept outwards at 15° from a typical road bar position.
- Reach: Approximately 85mm
- Drop: Approximately 105mm
- Weight: 320 grams.
I like the drop and reach, which is reminiscent of the Luxy Bar's measurements, however, the radius is slightly more "open" than the Luxy Bar's was, and the ramps are slightly different as well. We'll see how that plays out once I set these up with some levers. I do miss the tops being 31.8mm across the entire length, which I thought was a brilliant idea that Brant Richards used when he designed the Luxy Bar. The Gary Sweep OS is bar end compatible and sells for about $50.00-$70.00, give or take. (As seen quoted on Amazon.com)
I'll be mounting these up on a bike here real soon and after a ride or two I hope to come back with some impressions. Stay tuned......
Note: The Gary Sweep OS Bars were purchased with my own moolah and these opinions and viewpoints are mine alone. I am not being compensated for any of this. So there......