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Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar

Item #: HB258J01
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Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar

The new Cowbell 3 is ideally suited to the rigors of cyclocross. It features a 12 degree outward bend in the drops, making them ideal for cross racing, extended touring, adventure bikes, etc. - now you can have a bar specifically designed for the needs of the crosser without breaking the bank.
  • 120mm wide center section allows mounting accessories like secondary inline brake levers
  • 31.8mm bar clamp diameter
  • 76mm reach, 126mm drop

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Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (6)
  • Road biking (6)
  • Cyclocross (5)
  • Long rides (5)
  • Casual riding (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Reviewed by 22 customers

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4.0

Good value

By Ryan

from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Long Rides
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

      Replaced the stock bars on my GT Grade after a crash bent them. Happy with these so far. They've been comfy on 3 hr rides. Not much more to say, they're handlebars.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I love these bars.

      By Tmarsden

      from Ketchikan, Alaska

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides
        • Road Bikes

        Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

        This is my first set of drop bars. You can't go wrong with anything from Salsa.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very comfortable and looks great!

        By Armando

        from Southern California

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Road Bikes

          Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

          Had not ridden a drop bar cycle in a very long time. These have a great look and were very comfortable right from the start.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid, quality dirt drop bar

          By Bjorn

          from Vermont

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Quality

          Cons

          • Weight

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Cyclocross/Gravel Grind
          • Long Rides
          • Mountain Bikes
          • Road Bikes

          Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

          This is a great dirt drop bar with comfortable ergonomics and quality build at a great price. I like the short reach and shallow drop which flares out for some extra leverage and clearance from the hoods for my wrists. It is a little more flare than I prefer and would maybe think twice before putting it on a road bike unless it were for touring. Still, its not nearly as much as some other dirt bars and certainly not too much. Works great on my gravel grinder! I might even order another pair for my budget vintage mountain bike build.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I Have These Handlebars on all my Bikes!!

          By Cowbells

          from PA!!

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Long Rides
            • Mountain Bikes
            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

            I have these on all my Bikes!!! Road , Commuter and Trail!! Love them!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great bars

            By JJ

            from Gilbert az

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Rides
              • Road Bikes

              Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

              Was looking for other bars but was cornered into buying this style, and i love em. I know they are cx bars but i would like to have a set for my road bike when that day comes.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Fit is spot on

              By DJ

              from Louisiana

              About Me Commuter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Tour
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

                I switched to these bars from a set of relaxed set that allowed me to ride upright, almost vertical. After a while it got pretty boring and I wanted something more aggressive but it need not be racing. I use these for commuting and touring on a surly cross check with bar end shifters. The are exactly what I was looking for.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                So far so good.

                By MDM

                from West Chester, PA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Angle

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking
                • Touring
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

                I ordered the Cowbell 2 bars but the size i wanted was on indefinite backorder so i ended up with the Cowbell 3. The CB3s are a little heavier and a little cheaper than the CB2. My initial impression was that the CB3 are pretty heavy for relatively small bars (ie low drop, short reach). Its a matter of grams and I'm not too worried about it, but they are heavier than I'd expect. Maybe I'm just bitter cuz I wanted the CB2s. who knows....

                I mounted these bars on a new frame build (All-City Space Horse). So far so good. I love the flared drops, comfortable and accessible. The reach of the bars shorter than what I am used to and it changes the steering/handling a little bit. Makes it a little twickier at high speed. Not a big deal, but it will take some adjustment.

                Overall, good bars and they do what they are supposed to.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                great bars

                By bike friend

                from fort Collins, CO

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Comfortable

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Cross
                • Gravel Bike

                Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

                These are super comfortable in the downs. Unlike similar products, road levers can sit normal so they are not awkward climbing on the hoods.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Perfect for wide shoulders

                By Lockdnloaded

                from Fl

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Salsa Cowbell 3 Handlebar:

                  Thee bars are perfect for me. I was wanting size 48 but these are definitely wide enough and the drops are even wider. Great design I use them on my road bike and they make it so much easier to stay on the bike for hours. Lighter than the stock bars.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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