Want to hold Scattos? Rethink your frame size.
You don't have
to use the Scatto bars.
Did you consider ordering the 55cm + 37cm Scattos and simply using a longer stem? You do know that if you ever choose to use normal bars or aero bars with the 57cm frame, you will have to run a crazy short stem, right?
Also, if you have 35cm Scattos, I would imagine that those were made for smaller riders (women and juniors) who traditional modern sprint bars were not made for. Even at the world-class level, some female sprinters with narrow shoulders were ill-fit with with modern carbon bars like the Easton EC90 Track or the LOOK VO2 bars.
This is why I imagine that Victoria Pendleton adopted the Nitto B125 short/shallow sprint bar.
Here is a recent pic of women using Scattos and 33cm Alpina bars. Arm widths seem normal when compared to shoulders:
Notice the women with "regular" (huge) sprint bars racing with women using Scattos in this photo:
I have 37cm Scattos and 38cm Easton EC90 bars and to keep the reach the same, I have to use different stems to account for the 2cm difference in drop and 1cm difference in reach.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.
Last edited by carleton; 11-17-11 at 02:42 AM.