General Cycling Discussion - Nitto Noodle bar or bar with cable grooves??
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01-31-11, 02:40 PM
I love the look of the Nitto 177 Noodle handlebar, but I see it does NOT have grooves
for cable routing. Would this bar be bad choice for 105 5700 concealed under bar cables
and would I feel the bulge of the cables much more than a bar with the cable grooves??
01-31-11, 05:21 PM
Yeah you would probably feel the cables more. Would it stop me? Nah. I like the noodle bar and think it's shape outweighs the lack of cable grooves.
01-31-11, 05:29 PM
Bars with grooves are not indented enough to fully envelope the cable housing and you will still feel the cable housing beneath the bar wrap. I normally place the cable beneath the wrap so it falls at a place where the fingers bend giving it an ergonomic feel.
01-31-11, 05:33 PM
where you tape down the housing matters, some..
run both cables in the front of the bar
and it should be OK ..
01-31-11, 06:22 PM
I went all the way down 2 floors to check if my old Bridgestone had a groove in the handlebar or not. I couldn't tell for sure. I can tell you for sure that having a groove or not has never bothered me while riding.
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