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Old 08-16-12, 02:44 PM   #1
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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"?

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Old 08-16-12, 03:27 PM   #2
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http://ruedatropical.com/2009/03/roa...-bar-geometry/

Here's a - hopefully - helpful resource.
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Most of the "big throw" bars will be of a premium brand and price, VeloOrange might be a bit less pricey for some but not tremendously, I think they state the drop and "reach".
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Thanks, guys! The VO Rando bars look promising at 120mm reach.
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