Midge bar setup
I’ve already fitted mine and at a similar angle to the ones above but find that my hands get tingly/numb very quickly so am wondering about the position of the brake levers (which naturally affects hand position).
My usual approach with aero levers and drops is to have the flat of the drop on the hooks parallel to the ground or slightly pointed up and the aero levers with the tip in line with the bottom of the drop or perhaps 1 cm higher (not sure if this description makes sense!). With these flared drops that of course doesn’t work out so just wondering how high up the bar to mount the levers.Posted 7 years agoBig DaveMember
This is how I have mine (yes I know the steerer tube still needs to be trimmed). The photo probably doesn’t really show the angle all that well but I have them set up so that the top of the bar and brake lever hoods is relatively flat. I think it is a bit more comfortable for going up hill.
I found that the bars needed a little bit of experimenting to get the angle right but now I love them.Posted 7 years agomatthewlhomeMember
I played with the angle of the bar first so the drops were at a comfy position. Then fitted the brakes and set them up so I could reach them on the drops. The angle of the brakes was more difficult- they go inwaRds rather than dead ahead on a normal drop. This took a bit of riding and tweaking to get comfy on the hoods. I found them odd at first coming from normal drops, but now I am used to the extra width I love emPosted 7 years ago
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