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Official 3T Ergosum pictures and measurements inside

Old 03-16-09, 03:22 PM
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Official 3T Ergosum pictures and measurements inside

I have been looking to buy these bars for months and months and finally just decided to buy them. It was hard to get any info on them as everyone said something different. So here are my bars with measurements and all.

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A lot of people werent sure if the bars had the solid stripe like pictured on their website or if they had the hash marks. Mine have the hash marks. Not sure if others ever had the solid line even though thats how the site shows it.



Also there was some disputes if they were actually tapered or not. They have a slight taper. They taper in first by the hoods and then in the drops they taper back out. Hard to get a picture of it though.



Also a lot of disagreements as far as actual measurements. I bought the 42cm. Measurements are as follows. Drops measure approximate 427mm - 428mm. By the hoods (1" ahead of the clamp) measures approximately 415mm - 416mm

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Any questions or if you want more detailed pics before I install them let me know. They feel great just in my hands now. I can't wait to ride them. Unfortunately I don't have a scale to weigh them.
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Why were you so interested in these?
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Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
Why were you so interested in these?
I was really looking for a bar that had a flat transition to the hoods, a smooth drop and a close reach to the brake levers. It was between this and the FSA Omega's. I didn't want to waste money on the wrong bar and I always over analyze stuff way to much and it was hard to get info on these handlebars. So I figure hopefully this can help someone else.
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I have those too and i love them. I spend wayyy more time in the drops due to the compact-ness and the transition on the hoods is really nice. Also the compact bend is way easier to find a nice spot than the "ergo" bars.

anyone need some 44 Cinelli Vai ergo bars? i'm not going back to them
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props to you. you actually measured out and showed all the minute details that most manufacturer websites fail to show or mention.
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Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
I was really looking for a bar that had a flat transition to the hoods...
How are they? Cause right now the brifters are angled up compared to the flat part of the bar, and I can tell you the part of my hand between my thumb and the index finger doesn't like it too much.
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Why were you so interested in these?
Because they have the world's most comfortable anatomic bend, aren't stupidly heavy, and don't cost a fortune?
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On the weight issue, my 42cm Ergosums (Pro) weighed approximately 240 grams by crude (+-10 grams) measurement on a hanging scale.
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Originally Posted by calyth View Post
How are they? Cause right now the brifters are angled up compared to the flat part of the bar, and I can tell you the part of my hand between my thumb and the index finger doesn't like it too much.
I havent installed them yet but they are supposed to be real good in this regard. I will add installed pics when i put them on
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Originally Posted by Haufigga View Post
Dbl or single groove?
Look at the posted pics. How many grooves do you count?
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side picture with ultegra 9spd (i'm actually going to move the shifters down a bit so the bars can be angled better)
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Originally Posted by Haufigga View Post
Thanks for the info!

Any pics from the side? Where did you purchase the bars? Dbl or single groove?
I just installed them now. Ill take pics and upload them. They are single groove. I have seen many people run them with Campagnolo and SRAM with no problems if that is what you are worried about.
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Great post Jynx. Nice to get confirmation that the bars are only slightly narrower at the hoods.
Also ,thanks Lorenzo... 240 grams +- nice .
I also did a bit of searching and reading before ordering a pair of ergonova pros (slightly different bar) last week ,at my LBS for a frame i'm building up. Glad i went with the 3T's...can't wait
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Here are some pics. This is just eyeballed for now and I will need to make final adjustments. Most likely will rotate the bars up a tiny bit and lower the hoods a tiny bit. I didn't tape the cables yet so sorry they are all over the place.

Bike has Shimano Ultegra 10 Speed.

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Also I forgot to mention. I bought them from http://www.bikebling.com/ and I highly recomend them. I talked to them on the phone twice and they were really helpful. Also I called to make sure they had them instock and they did (one of the very few places that do!) and he shipped them less than an hour after I ordered. Tracking was sent same day and overall a great experience.
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those look nice! i'd be tempted to chop a couple cm off the ends though; they look unnecessarily long, to me.
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Here they are on my CAAD9 with SRAM:
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That's it. I hate ergo bars but I'm sold on these. What size glove do you guys normally wear?
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Originally Posted by slynkie View Post
those look nice! i'd be tempted to chop a couple cm off the ends though; they look unnecessarily long, to me.
They do appear abnormally long in the photos but they are not that bad. I actually like them long as it prevents the forearms from hitting the tops of the bars when sprinting.

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That's it. I hate ergo bars but I'm sold on these. What size glove do you guys normally wear?
Not sure if you are serious or not but...

I normally wear a size large glove. I always had tons of trouble reaching the levers in the drops even though my hands aren't that small. I think it was from unnatural wrist angles. These are way better in every way and I am way more comfortable.

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medium gloves. 8.5" circumference.
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I ask because one of the reasons I don't care for ergo bars is my glove size is generally an XL+. If other large mammals like these for their paws then I might as well.
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I ask because one of the reasons I don't care for ergo bars is my glove size is generally an XL+. If other large mammals like these for their paws then I might as well.
I have bigger hands than anyone I know and find these very comfortable.
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I ask because one of the reasons I don't care for ergo bars is my glove size is generally an XL+. If other large mammals like these for their paws then I might as well.
I think you'll like them. The curve is very gradual and smooth so you can really put your hands anywhere on them which is great.
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Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
I was really looking for a bar that had a flat transition to the hoods, a smooth drop and a close reach to the brake levers. It was between this and the FSA Omega's. I didn't want to waste money on the wrong bar and I always over analyze stuff way to much and it was hard to get info on these handlebars. So I figure hopefully this can help someone else.
I was considering these as well but happened upon some info for the PRO Vibe 7S handlebar. I had to do quite a bit of snooping because the website didn't provide much info but now that I have them they achieved the flat transition to my Ultegra brifters that I couldn't get on the Ritchey's that I had or the stock handlebars.
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Jynx, did you happen to look into any Ritchey variants of this bar? I'm looking for something similar, but I can't tell from their website if they offer anything that is close to the same in metal or carbon either one...
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