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Old 05-23-19, 08:53 PM
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Iím looking to make my Pinarello Gan RS in 57.5 work for me still. Iím 6í1/6í2Ē and Iím a bit disappointed because the bike looks and feels a lot more massive than I expected, especially in the front - and thatís with coming from a 60cm steel frame...

I suspect that the handlebar is part of my problem. I already put a shorter stem on but I really dislike the wide handlebar it came with. Not just because of the actual width itself but because of the distance/variance between top of the handlebar vs riding on the hoods. Itís about a 15cm difference. My old bike had more of a 10cm difference. Not sure about the width. The Most Pinarello bar on the Gan RS is listed as 46(!) cm but measures more like 44. My old one is probably a 40 or 42. My daughterís Trek has a bar that probably would work for me, a compact Bontrager that measures 42 but it actually says 40 printed on it.

Obviosuly, Iíd want something nicer that fits the Pinarello, light and from carbon I guess.

So what would I be looking for? Any recommendations? Is it worth trying to sell the current Most XC?
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Ugh, not even a round fork steerer, so the stem change that would be my suggestion
is not doable without buying a proprietary one ..

I think your paddle fell over the side, into the creek .. because you did not make fit first priority..



Good luck ...
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Ugh, not even a round fork steerer, so the stem change that would be my suggestion
is not doable without buying a proprietary one ..

I think your paddle fell over the side, into the creek .. because you did not make fit first priority..



Good luck ...
I agree. I may look now to cut my losses and sell locally and start over next year. Lesson learned here is that a Pinarello that fits me perfectly and has all the features I really want (including a Camapgnalo group again) canít be had for $3000. Some deals are too good to be true. Sucks.
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Some Places* have a FiT Cycle its not a bike, but has the 3 contact points
and a lot of adjustments.. with length and protractor angle scales..

a few custom bike frame makers made their own.


* not an old Fishing town at the mouth of a river, no Campy parts either. but Hotels Brewpubs , restaurants,

to fill the few days it takes for special orders ..

(Touring riders on Campy equipped bikes , break stuff & then have to drink with the Locals,
for a few days)



[as to the handle bars Universal cycles Portland, website

or the high end shops in Colorado tried?]





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I think the Pinarello has a round steerer. The MOST handlebars / stem and spacers are aerodynamically faired. You can replace them with a standard stem / spacers and handlebars. Check your LBS for a standard round fork/steerer bearings and then see what bars work for you. Good Luck.
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Seen from the angle in the photo, can't see what's going on with the bars/hoods in terms of angle. My fitter recommended FSA Omega Compact bars to move my hands back. Don't see any great advantage to carbon bars.
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