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    Portland, OR, USA pdxtex's Avatar
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    I need handlebar recommendations.

    i need some handlebars that fit better. ultimately, id like the bend of the drop to be more shallow and the top of drop to be nearly straight and fairly short. does that make sense? suggestions?
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    3T Ergonova or Ergosum may fit the bill. The alloy versions are cheap and reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    i need some handlebars that fit better. ultimately, id like the bend of the drop to be more shallow and the top of drop to be nearly straight and fairly short. does that make sense? suggestions?
    You've pretty much described many of the "compact" handlebars that are all the rage in the last couple years. The aluminum FSA Omega Compacts are pretty popular, which are what I have on one of my rides:



    Competitive Cyclist has a review of them:

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/vi...ebars.665.html
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    3T ergosums are not short or shallow compared to many other offerings

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    Portland, OR, USA pdxtex's Avatar
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    ^^ yeah! like that. id like the handlebar and a shimano hood to form a straight line. thanks.
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    ^^ yeah! like that. id like the handlebar and a shimano hood to form a straight line. thanks.
    Pretty much any wing shaped bar is like that, just figure out how much reach and drop you want.

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    Ergonova Pro!
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    FSA K-Wing. Shallow drop (though some people love or hate the flat area on the top)

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    I was also recently looking for a compact set of bars. It came down to the 3T Ergonova and the Ritchey WCS Evocurve http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=358516

    I went with the Ritchey bars to match my Ritchey WCS C260 stem.

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    FSA Omega Compact has shorter reach and a hook area that can fit your hands, compared to 3T Ergonova.

    I like the FSA Wing Pro also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drag View Post
    You've pretty much described many of the "compact" handlebars that are all the rage in the last couple years. The aluminum FSA Omega Compacts are pretty popular, which are what I have on one of my rides:



    Competitive Cyclist has a review of them:

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/vi...ebars.665.html
    I've been wanting these for a while, and I'm pretty sure they'll soon be on my Streetracer. Cheap too.
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    Ritchey WCS Curve 128 Drop and 73 reach

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    FSA K-Wing. Shallow drop (though some people love or hate the flat area on the top)
    +1
    Have owned a lot of bars...but haven't tried them all.
    K-wing is the best for ergonomics and forgiveness over bumps I have ridden.
    Adds a touch of bling to the bike as well if that is your thing.

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    Zipp Service Course CSL. 70mm reach/128mm drop.
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    My wife loves her FSA Wing-Pro compact bars.

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    I ordered some shallow drop bars from profile design through my LBS and I love them! The price was $90 but I love them

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    I found this.

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    I recently installed new bars - PRO Vibe 7s. I really like the width of the top of the bar.

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    I looked at FSA Omega & Zipp Service Course Short/Shallow when I was bar shopping. Got a good deal on Service Course SL bars and love them. Great mix of ergonomics and stiffness. I'd recommend them in a heartbeat.
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    Deda RHM for me

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    http://www.williamscycling.com/Elan-CCS_p_87.html

    Or their alloy version for less $

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    i found a cannondale branded take off pair for 20 bucks at the lbs near my work. the bend looks very similar to the omegas. should be better then the forte gorilla grips ive got on my bike now. thanks for the suggestions...
    we've got both kinds, country and western.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    fsa k-wing. Shallow drop (though some people love or hate the flat area on the top)
    bingo!

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    I've been riding a set of Zipp Service Course SL short & shallows for the past couple of months. Love 'em on my SRAM equipped bike!!!!!LINK
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