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Old 01-17-10, 10:26 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-18-10, 12:29 AM   #2
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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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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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