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    Nitto Noodle bar or bar with cable grooves??

    Hi,

    I love the look of the Nitto 177 Noodle handlebar, but I see it does NOT have grooves
    for cable routing. Would this bar be bad choice for 105 5700 concealed under bar cables
    and would I feel the bulge of the cables much more than a bar with the cable grooves??

    Thanks

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    Yeah you would probably feel the cables more. Would it stop me? Nah. I like the noodle bar and think it's shape outweighs the lack of cable grooves.
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    Bars with grooves are not indented enough to fully envelope the cable housing and you will still feel the cable housing beneath the bar wrap. I normally place the cable beneath the wrap so it falls at a place where the fingers bend giving it an ergonomic feel.
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    where you tape down the housing matters, some..
    run both cables in the front of the bar
    and it should be OK ..

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    Oh man!

    I went all the way down 2 floors to check if my old Bridgestone had a groove in the handlebar or not. I couldn't tell for sure. I can tell you for sure that having a groove or not has never bothered me while riding.

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