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    Reach adjustment

    I'm looking to adjust my reach, would a handlebar with a shorter reach have the same effect as a shorter stem?

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    It will make a difference in the distance to the hoods, but the distance to the tops will remain the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillyfan View Post
    I'm looking to adjust my reach, would a handlebar with a shorter reach have the same effect as a shorter stem?
    If you're riding on the hoods, them yes - just swapped bars on one of my bikes for shorter reach.

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    Yes - And the changes can be dramatic - Especially if your and older guy...

    Changed the stem on an old UO-8 to just 1.5 cm longer - Wow - Two days latte changed it back and apologized...
    No matter where your at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfrost View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Phillyfan View Post
    I'm looking to adjust my reach, would a handlebar with a shorter reach have the same effect as a shorter stem?
    If you're riding on the hoods, them yes - just swapped bars on one of my bikes for shorter reach.
    What bar did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillyfan View Post
    What bar did you go with?
    Just installed a Soma Highway One bar last week, replacing a 3TTT Morphe (older aluminum version), which was shorter reach when it came out. The Highway One moved the hoods back about 1.5cm. I also found that the tops felt "crowded" on the narrower Morphes, so I went up one size to 42cm. I'm very pleased with this bar!

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