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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-25-12, 05:00 PM   #26
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Williams is an option, as perp says. I got the Maxim handlebars because I needed something with short reach and drop, 75mm and 123mm respectively. I got free handlebar tape, decent price. Another option from a post here was my other choice: From www.retro-gression.com, it has a similar reach and drop at 80/125mm. They're still on sale for $24!
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Old 07-25-12, 05:27 PM   #27
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thats exactly my goal, just a straight line from the top of the drop to the shifter hood.
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Old 07-26-12, 07:26 AM   #28
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+1 on the FSA Omegas, they are cheap!
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Deda RHM for me
For me too. I just ordered two more for my steel bikes. Best place to get them is Ribble: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...rs/DEDAHBAS730
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Old 07-26-12, 02:55 PM   #31
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I found this.

Good pic!

That shallow hook area on the Ergonova does not work for me at all. I happen to wear XL gloves, but I can't imagine anyone's hand really fits properly in there. Conclusion: 3T doesn't expect you to fully grip the hooks when using that bar.
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Old 07-11-13, 02:15 PM   #32
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The Omega Compacts have a really short ramp to the hoods, so I run a longer stem with them. I recently put on my old 3T Ergosum bars, and had to use a shorter stem, since it has a longer ramp to the hoods.

Not sure which one I'll wind up going with though - longer stem vs. longer hood to bar distance.

Old thread, but good info!
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Old 07-11-13, 03:04 PM   #33
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I use a 44cm Omega Compact on my CX bike, and a 44cm SL-K on my road bike. They are very similar but not identical.

The 42cm Ergonova Pro I was using when I posted in this thread last has been sitting in my spare parts bin for almost a year...
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The shortest reach I've seen on a compact bar is the Ritchey WCS Curve, at 73 mm. But the drop (128mm) is a bit more than most everyone else's compact bend. I like it, though. Reasonably light and stiff, too.
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