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Old 08-09-12, 07:24 PM
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Found another one.

Ergo bars were designed to make the bar feel more "natural" when the palm rests against it in the drops. In practice, they were more uncomfortable for many because they didn't allow the rider to move their hands around while in the drops.

Compact bars are designed to compliment the way bikes are now fitted. With longer stems and more ergonomic brake lever designs, compact bars have much less reach than traditional road drops, allowing for more comfort while on the hoods. They're also shallower than traditional road handlebars, which helps when considering the relatively recent trend of undersized frames and massive saddle-to-bar drop. Many of these new handlebar designs also include ovalized/flatter tops, which some people happen to enjoy.
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