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The Origin of Animal's Bob Scerbo Bars

Animal's iconic Bob Scerbo bars have an interesting back story

Updated: April 26, 2011, 4:47 PM ET
By Brian Tunney

In 1989, GT Bicycles developed a new handlebar that was featured on their complete bikes, sold as an aftermarket product and ridden by select GT team members of the day, including Dave Mirra and Joe Johnson (the inventor of the tailwhip). The handlebars, a four-piece design that featured middle of the road measurements, including 5 degrees of up sweep and 8 degrees of back sweep, caused a minor sensation in BMX freestyle. And despite the weakness of the bars (which cracked often), the ...

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