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Handlebar reach/drop math: am I doing this correctly?

Old 04-06-20, 08:58 AM
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Handlebar reach/drop math: am I doing this correctly?

I need a sanity check that I'm doing some math correctly.

Current setup:
-7 degree, 100mm stem
HB reach = 93mm
HB Drop = 123mm

I'm looking at an integrated bar/stem combo.
-6 degree, 110mm stem
HB reach = 80mm
HB drop = 125mm

Am I correct that my hoods will be 3mm closer with the integrated setup?
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OMG, now we have to do math? I can always tell when I'm getting a little low on carbs out on a ride when I can't figure out how far I still have to go to the next whatever. But yeah, you just add them together, first system, reach = 193 mm, 2nd system, reach = 190mm. I doubt you'll notice the difference. I recently reduced my reach by 3 cm, wasn't all that noticeable. Yeah, I could tell, but no big deal. I realized that somehow I'd gradually given my self too much reach over the years..
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Old 04-07-20, 02:43 PM
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Thanks! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't dorking anything up before I make a big purchase.
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Old 04-08-20, 01:47 PM
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