Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boulder County, CO
Bikes: '79 Gios, '80 Masi, '06 Felt, early '60s Frejus
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The Noodle is a bit of a revival (or a throwback, depending on how you see it) to the traditional road bars of the '70s through the early '90s. It's pretty much what was considered a square bend back then, with moderate drop and moderate reach. The Noodle resembles a Cinelli Giro d'Italia bar but with a little more reach.
Personally, I like the prefer the fit of older bars on the drops, but the on-the-hoods position takes some getting used to, and it's very intolerant of a bad riding position. You might like it, you might not.