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    Help w/ handlebar search

    I'm building up a new bike and need a set of handlebars.

    I'm looking for:
    Aluminum
    Deep Drop (145mm or more)

    I prefer ergo bend and I like flat tops, but neither are deal breakers. I'm a heavier guy for a racer (175lb), but I'm not really a sprinter. I'm not insane, but I will look at much they weigh.

    Right now I know of the ritchey comp streem and easton EA70 Aero (both heavy) and deda newton anatomic (leaning toward).

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks.
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    FSA energy new ergo. What I'm currently running on all my race bikes - great & cheap. The styling is modern-ish with classic bends, but not completely round... they work fantastically.
    Pro Vibe 7s Round - seem to really nice bars, but a little tough to find... I'm still trying to find a pair to hold/feel. They are a little more straight and long in the tops (so more modern that way), and with the way the curve looks, it would be super comfortable.
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    Deda Newton Deep and Ritchey Logic II are close to what you are looking for.
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    caveat with the logic II is that the drop is width dependent. 132mm on a 42cm, 143 on a 44cm. FSA makes some deep drops (FSA Energy Traditional comes to mind), and they probably have some in ergo (eww) bends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
    FSA energy new ergo. What I'm currently running on all my race bikes - great & cheap. The styling is modern-ish with classic bends, but not completely round... they work fantastically.
    Pro Vibe 7s Round - seem to really nice bars, but a little tough to find... I'm still trying to find a pair to hold/feel. They are a little more straight and long in the tops (so more modern that way), and with the way the curve looks, it would be super comfortable.

    I really liked the PRO Vibe 7s round bars but they don't provide the deep drop he's looking for; they do provide the flat transition from the tops to the hoods though, and the round bend felt nice on my hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    I really liked the PRO Vibe 7s round bars but they don't provide the deep drop he's looking for; they do provide the flat transition from the tops to the hoods though, and the round bend felt nice on my hands.
    okay - I was thinking they were 145 or so... my bad.
    Sounds like I'm less interested now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
    okay - I was thinking they were 145 or so... my bad.
    Sounds like I'm less interested now.
    I don't remember the drop exactly but it was more in the realm of the low 130s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    Deda Newton Deep and Ritchey Logic II are close to what you are looking for.

    thread closed.

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