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Salsa CowChipper Handlebar
Salsa CowChipper Handlebar

CowChipper Handlebar

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Best of both worlds.

The Salsa CowChipper Handlebar name sounds pretty similar to Salsa's Cowbell and Woodchipper handlebars. Coincidence? Hardly. This happy-medium bar combines the best of both worlds, with the feel of a modern road bar like the Cowbell on the hoods and flats, and 24° flared drops similar to the Woodchipper for increased control on rough terrain and prolonged comfort for those big mile days.


  • 6061-T6 alloy construction
  • 120 mm center section
  • 96 mm reach
  • 116 mm drop
  • 24° flare
  • Widths measured center to center

Handlebar Clamp: 31.8 mm


Handlebar Style: Adventure Bars 

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Great for my gravel rig
by Erik D.
Cycling Enthusiast
Ann Arbor, MI

Was looking for some flared bars for my gravel rig, but wasn't sure how wide to go. I took a chance on these CowChippers after reading a lot of positive reviews and I have zero regrets. Any less of a flare and the bars wouldn't feel any wider than normal road bars to me, and much more would put my arms in an uncomfortable spot. I love the curve in the drops, allowing for more hand positions than bars with a grip shaped bend built in, and the little markers for the shift levers helped make symmetrical set-up a breeze! These bars gave me everything I was looking for. The only improvement I could imagine would be to go carbon!

Reviewed 6/27/2019
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Perfect fit!
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Overland Park, KS

Love the drop to this handlebar. Width is great to add lights, navigation, etc. Perfect fit for me!

Reviewed 1/31/2019
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Comfy in the drops all day long
by Rob
Competitive Racer
Seattle, WA

I have this bar on my Fargo which I use with full wrap fenders and 42c gravel or 2.0 29er tires for commuting and light off road as well as my tandem. Set up with a higher rise stem than my road bike, I find myself riding in the drops like I ride on the hoods on the road bike. The drop is low enough for plugging along in a headwind but high enough that I can rock them on the trails (like what you'd ride your hard tail MTB on). Being in the drops vs brake hoods feels way more stable on unpavedoff road stuff. The width in the drops yields more leverage, same reason MTB bars are getting so wide. Being able to ride in the drops allows for a more relaxed grip, looser arms and better flow (death grip makes for a rough and fatiguing ride) with out the risk of bouncing my grip loose from the hoods or off the front of them on rough stuff or unexpected dropsbumps. These bars are a must for gravel grinders, drop bar mountain bikes, tandems and I like them for commuting in poor weather (rain, frost, snow). I've not yet tried them on my cross bike because they might be too wide to bump through traffic in the chicanes. They also come in carbon for about 2 bills and 100 grams lighter. Great stability and comfortable, be sure to set them up high (think setting up the drops where your hoods would be).

Reviewed 12/7/2018
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I dont always use drops
by Chris w
Northern il

But when I do I use cowchippers. Seriously though. Im not a drop rider, My hip flexors give me issues if I ride them too much. I do however find myself using these more

Often and the one thing Ive noticed is its easier to breathe because their wider and you can open your chest,

Reviewed 10/24/2018
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Great bar
by Jsshort2302
orlando fl

I bought a Salsa Journeyman and opted for this bar instead of the stock one. Absolutely loved it. I have since installed one on our tandem and also converted my flat bar Surly Troll with this drop bar, just great!

Reviewed 8/30/2018
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Great bars for gravel adventure bike
by James
Cycling Enthusiast
New Mexico

I wasn't sure about these coming from road style drop bars but a couple of rides in and I love the increased control and comfort.

Reviewed 3/22/2018
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