Gratuitous glib and snark
Join Date: Aug 2011
Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)
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C&V handlebars with more reach?
I'd like to get a more "stretched-forward" position on my Diamondback conversion. The most obvious solution would be to get a longer stem, but I kind of like the way this one masks the amount of upward rise from the top tube. (Call me vain...) In addition, I like the idea of having the tops close to me, and the hooks further out for more contrast in position when I switch. The SR Randonneur bars are listed as having 97mm of reach -- what bars were made with more than that?
Here's my bike. It's hard to see from this picture, but the front of the bar is at least 1" behind the wheel axle, maybe 2".
I like the bars on Sixty Fiver's Lenton, for example. I understand they're the stock ones.
The Nitto Maes "Parallel" look promising as well, with a 115mm reach, but I'm not sure about spending $90 for one. :-/
(I can remove this picture, Copyright by Compass Cycles, if need be.)
So yeah, are there some underrated (and undervalued) bars I can look for, in these days of "slammed stems" and "compact drops"?
Originally Posted by chandltp
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Last edited by ThermionicScott; 08-16-12 at 02:51 PM.