Road Bike Handlebar Question…
Good shout, just looked at the dimensions for some of their bars, seems they may fit the bill, though the transition to the flat part at the bottom of the drop is quite sharp.
If you like the ones you have why do you want to change them?
Gradual upgrades on the bike been taking place bit by bit, only thing left really to upgrade (IMO) is the cheap(ish) bars and stem
How about a bit of a compromise, use an 80/120 compact drop and lose 15-20mm off the spacing under the stem maybe?
I spend most of my time on the hoods, and the current position is perfect for me. I’m not super flexible, so hence don’t have the bars fully slammed, but I also have relatively large hands and long arms, so like a deep(er) drop bar to allow for this. Seems I’m not the only one that can’t stand all the new ultra compact bars doing a little bit of googling!Posted 3 years ago
Currently got some cheapish bars on my road bike, but they’re a shape I really like. Struggling to find anything in the reach/drop to match what I’ve currently got from any of the big(ger) brands…
Not the best pic for illustrative purposes, but you’ll get the idea… The bars have an 80mm reach and a 140mm drop, and sort of between a compact and an ergo bar in shape I’d say. I’m not keen on proper ergo’s with the wiggly bit in the drops, or proper compact’s as there’s nowhere near enough drop to them I find. I like the shape of these bars a lot, but would quite like to find something nice(r) in the same or similar shape at least…
Any ideas?Posted 3 years agoTiRedMember
Discontinued Ritchey Streem (sorry). The Fizik Cyrano Bull continuous curved bars are very good and the same shape as my Giant SLR carbon. I prefer those to the wiggly “ergo” bars, but I’d be hard-pressed to choose between them and the Streem with the straight section.
Looking again, it looks like the Streem is back! The alloy bars have a longer flat hold than the carbon bars (I have one of each).Posted 3 years ago
Zipp? They do various reach/bends as do deda and fizik
Desperately want Zipp bar/stem combo but alas, all their bars are too shallow!
A couple of the Ritchey shapes are looking close to what I’m after. GF’s bike has Ritchey Logic II’s fitted which despite only a 132mm drop feel more spacious than their dimensions might suggest.
The FSA “New Ergo” shape looks interesting.
Found the 4ZA Cirrus Compact shape with a 90mm reach and 140mm drop, and a nice curve. Looks promising, though I’d probably have to lose 10mm off the stem with that much reach.Posted 3 years ago
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