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    New Bike build----Small hands question

    I got a screamin deal on a Riv Atlantis, which was sort of unexpected and am building it for my spouse. We are looking for brifter/handlebars for small hands.

    So far, I have found the Shimano ST-R600 9 speed which is for smaller hands, and has a rubber wedge to move the lever closer to the bar.

    We looked at some shorter reach bars, but this is hard to sort out. I have a Nitto Noodle and love it, but the reach is longer.

    Any info on any brands appreciated!

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    I like the easton ec70 bar. I shimmed my levers.
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    Randonneur bend bars are usually very short reach.

    They are Very comfortable. I prefer them to my nitto noodles by quite a large margin.

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    Senior Member etherhuffer's Avatar
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    do you know if the numbers are accurate when companies specify their reach lenghts?

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    They aren't brifters, but the tektro BLR30 levers are designed for short hands... might work if you're not set on brifters.

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    The spouse has a relatively low walk and chew gum ratio. Bar ends or any hand movement is not in her best interest! I have seen the results(bashed helmet, gashed leg) and its not pretty! So its brifters. Too bad no eight speeds left. I have to go with 9 on the brifters.

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