Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upland Ca
Bikes: Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
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Give it some time to get used to the new bars. My Cannondale has a llong lower section in the drops. My Lemond came with a more ergo bend set up which left less length at the end of the bars (lower section). At first it seemed tahtn when I went in the drops, half my palm would miss the bar.
I really didn't like it but once used to it, very natural. The benefit I see is that the bars are wider ad more comfy while riding the hoods.
Once I went back to the Cannondale, I stood to climb and actually hit my thigh on the long lower section of the bars. After that, and once used to the new bars, I actually like them more never hit my leg either!
I jsut might switch out the longer bars later on!
The shorter bars also have aflat spot at the bend where my hands rest while using the brakes from thedrops. The flat section is actually much better than the curved section on he longer bars. I guess that's why they call them ergo, much more comfy on the wrists!