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    Help with drop bar selection

    I am kind of lost when it comes to drop bars. My bike came with some nice Zipp bars but I removed them, then got this hair brained idea to hack them into makeshift bullhorns. Lets say that it did not work out. I would like to try drop bars again and need some help. 31.8 stem and a cross lever brake, no hoods. Looking for as much real estate up top before the actual bars drop, at least enough to get my hands out around the flat part of the bar. The Zipp bars that came on the bike were 44cm Service Course Short and Shallow. They dropped off a bit too early for my liking. The bullhorns I run now are Bontrager Aero 42cm. I am open to either size, just need the ability to run that brake on the left and have room for my hands out on the bend before the drop for stability. Any advice or links would be great, thanks in advance!
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    i love my deda rhm-01s. i think they might fit your guidelines, but i don't know how much room you consider to be enough. the reach is long enough for me to get a plenty firm grip and i have somewhat big hands.
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    I was thinking that these might work if they were not perpendicular to the ground.

    Zipp Service Course Tb 44/31.8, Traditional Bend,
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    a bar with more reach will give you more space at the top without hoods, less than 100mm is "compact" and isnt gonna give you a lot of room
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    Do you know of any that are in the 100mm range?
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    the ones that come to mind are

    Grand Cru Course
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    Grand Cru Chris's Rando

    the latter being my favorite bar of all time. theyre more of a classic style with flat tops and drops and a round bend, but i get the feeling youre lookin for something a bit more modern

    look for sites that let you refine your search by dimensions and not just handlebar type
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
    the ones that come to mind are

    Grand Cru Course
    and
    Grand Cru Chris's Rando

    the latter being my favorite bar of all time. theyre more of a classic style with flat tops and drops and a round bend, but i get the feeling youre lookin for something a bit more modern

    look for sites that let you refine your search by dimensions and not just handlebar type
    I like that first one, the dimensions seem more like what I am looking for. Too bad they are 25.4 and polished and not 31.8 and black. Damnit
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    3t makes some similar bars (rotunda), but the tops drop down pretty much immediately for a more classic "non aero" lever position

    im sure theres something out there that will fit your needs, will just need some detective work.

    fwiw my track bike has deda rhm02 which has a 75mm reach and no levers, the tops feel microscopic after riding the VO bars, so i know what youre experiencing
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