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FSA Wing Pro vs. 3T Ergonova

Old 09-15-09, 04:27 PM
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FSA Wing Pro vs. 3T Ergonova

Looking for some new bars flat on top with compact drop.
I have narrowed it down to these two.
The Wing Pro's flare out at the ends, are less expensive and easier to find.
I think I will need a 42 instead of 40 since they are narrower at the brake levers.
Any other reasons to buy one or the other?
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Old 09-15-09, 04:42 PM
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Price?? You will have to look but which will cost more?
Feel. I went with the FSA Wing Pro bars after trying out how they felt on bikes at my LBS. To me they felt more comfortable on the turn where the hoods mount and my hands could wrap around them more comfortably than the 3T bars. Bar tape selection will also influence you here but on the occasion I did my "try out" both had been wrapped with Cinelli cork/gel tape so this was a non factor at least in this instance.
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Old 09-15-09, 10:59 PM
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Try Bontrager Race X Lite Blade carbon too. Has a flat top, rounded near the stem(a plus!) and also has a 132mm compact drop. I tried both FSA and 3T and did not like smacking my forearms in the drops on hard sprints. MSRP on the Bontrager is $299...unless you know of a Madone owner getting rid of theirs. I got mine for $80.

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This thread has a post you should look at. It shows three pictures of bars: Deda, FSA, and 3T Ergonova.

The main difference between the FSA K-force compact (not sure this is what you're looking at, but it's most similar to 3T Ergonova) and the 3T is that the 3T has significantly more angle downward headed to the shifter hoods. It's also visible on the pictures on the 3T site.

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Originally Posted by jnbrown View Post
Looking for some new bars flat on top with compact drop.
I have narrowed it down to these two.
The Wing Pro's flare out at the ends, are less expensive and easier to find.
I think I will need a 42 instead of 40 since they are narrower at the brake levers.
Any other reasons to buy one or the other?
The Ergonova flares at the ends as well. It will be 2cm shorter at the brake hoods.
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Old 09-16-09, 06:21 AM
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Dimension flat top bars

I'll throw these into the mix...

https://www.ebikestop.com/dimension__...bar-HB9041.php
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Old 09-16-09, 12:32 PM
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I have Wing Pro Compacts, highly recommend them.
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Old 09-16-09, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
The reach on those seem really short - 70mm
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Old 09-16-09, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post

any reviews on them? they look like a more extreme fsa compact. i like how its has 120rount top and goes to a flat top. that means i can easly put heart rate montior watch and cyclecomp or even clip on aero bars for the fred factor. thats very important around here. 70mm reach sounds like the bear min. so one can ride on the hoods. do you know if forearms bang agaist the bars when in drops and sprinting? i really like the price on those too. who makes them? or is it just a stock house brand?
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Old 09-16-09, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Bicycle View Post
...I went with the FSA Wing Pro bars after trying out how they felt on bikes at my LBS. To me they felt more comfortable on the turn where the hoods mount and my hands could wrap around them more comfortably than the 3T bars. Bar tape selection will also influence you here but on the occasion I did my "try out" both had been wrapped with Cinelli cork/gel tape so this was a non factor at least in this instance.
+1 on his comments. I use FSA Wing Pro bars because I have big hands and the top of the bar has a large surface area. I'm also barrel chested and I need a wide bar (44's). Finally I don't really care to ride with a carbon bar, the weight saving is meaningless when compared to the solid reliability of alloy.
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