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    Who makes a handlebar with flat top, traditional curve and a deep drop?

    Anyone?

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    I doubt you will find flat tops with traditional bends, But I have a set of easton ea70 wing bars that are pretty deep, I found them for 35 bucks on cambria bikes

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    zipp vuka sprint has a traditional bend, but it is not deep.

    i found some oem orbea carbon flat top bars on ebay for around ~$30 (zeus cat iii). because they are oem, they have to be in multiple widths, so i was able to get 38cm - woo hoo! they have flat tops, relatively deep drop, but are anatomic shape, not traditional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escarpment View Post
    I doubt you will find flat tops with traditional bends, But I have a set of easton ea70 wing bars that are pretty deep, I found them for 35 bucks on cambria bikes
    That's looking all too true. Kinda like the "cheap, light & durable - pick 2" conundrum, only now it's round, deep & flat instead. I just sold a bike with EA70 bars. Good for the price, and they did seem a bit deeper than most "ergo" bars, but I really don't like the bend.
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    only now it's round, deep & flat instead.
    huh?

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    ^flat on the tops, round traditional bend in the drops.
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    Check out the Nitto bars that Rivendell sells. www.rivbike.com

    I like the Noodle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaTom View Post
    Anyone?
    Flat top is not traditional, so I assume you're looking for a modern "compact" bend, flat on top, continuous curve on the drops, but not so compact--more drop and possibly more reach. I had a Reynolds bar that fit that description, but I sold it on the bike and now they don't make it anymore.

    Maybe this one will work: http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...24.2704.0.html. 130 mm drop and 79 mm reach. Hmm, I'd like that bar, too.

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    3T just came out with the Tornova last month. It's exactly what you're looking for, a traditional bend and deep drop with flat tops. It's equivalent to their Rotundo, with the flat tops and shallow ramps of the Ergonova. So check those out. I don't know when this bar will be available, but it won't be cheap - the aluminum version will probably run around $80 or more. That's the price of good stuff. FWIW - the Rotundo was my favorite handlebar of all time, until I tried the Ergonova. Worth the price, if you ask me.

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    The Enve Standard Road bar fits the bill, if you can foot the bill. I have the compact version and I can't imagine a better handlebar!

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    Zipp Vuka Sprints come in both traditional and short & shallow. Pricey though.

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    I had a 3T ergonova bar, then replaced it with an Enve standard bar and they were practically the same. Both have the ovalized tops; the only difference is the Enve has a 144mm drop but both don't have the classic/traditional "Italian" bend/drop. When I hear traditional, the 3T Rotundo(which I switched over too for both bikes), Deda newton are the two that first come to mind.

    Only the Zipp Vuka sprint, with its flat-aero tops and standard drops is the closest you'll get to having a bar to fit the OP's description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpath View Post
    Zipp Vuka Sprints come in both traditional and short & shallow. Pricey though.
    They are really odd feeling at the edge of the flat to the hoods. I would highly suggest your being at the shop if you have them do it in order to confirm brake position, taping, and whether you want to utilize the gel pads that come with.
    They look awesome though, and lots of people will pick form over function. (not to say they don't work well)
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    Thanks for the suggestions. The 3T Tornova looks like exactly what I want, but won't be out until December. I think the Enve Standard is my runner up... anybody know of any good deals on that right now?

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    I ended up getting the 3T Tornova. I've been riding it for a month now. Great bar, very comfy, exactly the shape I was looking for. I got the Stealth version and they look awesome on my black bike. I was, and still am, somewhat leery about a carbon handlebar, but... we'll see.


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    When I saw this I was going to respond "3T Tornova", but then I realized it was a bump.

    Glad to hear you like them. I'm testing out a set of Deda Newton Shallow handlebars for my first set of classic drops. I'm a fan so far. Considering the 3T Rotundo or Tornova for my next set. Might even spring for either version of the Team set.
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    I had FSA wingpro and liked them on my last bike

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    +1 on the 3T Tornova. I've been riding with the stealth version on the Ridley and just ordered another one for the De Rosa. The deep drops are perfect and the internal routing is another plus.
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    Ritchey has a WCS bar that is what you are looking for.

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    Why not add bar shapers to your favorite bars with round tops... once they are wrapped you can't tell the difference.

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