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Campy users: what bars do you prefer?

Old 11-17-09, 02:40 PM
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Campy users: what bars do you prefer?

I'm making the jump from Shimano to Campy for road and looking for handlebar options. The crucial feature for me is being able to thumb-shift while in the drops, especially during a sprint... I have some medium sized hands (or, wear a size M glove I guess). A flat ramp to shifter transition is also nice, and good sized hooks for grip. As far as I've looked into it, compact drops may be the best option, though I was originally gunning for some Pro Vibe 7S Rounds cuz nice hooks and flat ramp:

However, the distance in the drops to the thumb shifter is probably way too big.

So, I heard Deda's are pretty much made for Campy. These Fluida/Presa/Zero100's (all same shape, diff. materials) piqued my interest:


Also, 3T Ergosums are basically an FSA Omega copy and I can get them for reasonably cheap, but the hooks don't look quite as appealing:


And I guess FSA Omegas could be on my short list too. But nothing carbon cuz can't afford/can't justify it in the event of a crash.

So, you guys got anything else? Or any recommendations on what's the best out of the above?
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Old 11-17-09, 02:55 PM
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Right now I'm lovin' my 3T Egrosum Team's. Work well with my 10s Record levers.
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Old 11-17-09, 03:04 PM
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+1 3T Ergosum
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i have FSA compact bars and smaller hands, i have no problem at all reaching the thumbshifter from the drops. chorus-11 stuff here.
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I have Deda newton shallow and ergo bars. I prefer the shallow drops. It does not have the flat ramp as the ergo does but I've never had a problem with it. No problem shifting from the drops using either, but the ergo bend is easier with my stubby finger. Sounds like you would prefer the Ergo bend.
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Old 11-17-09, 06:29 PM
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I use round drop bars, specifically crit bend bars (top sweeps forward earlier if moving out from the stem). Specifically I use old Mavics (2 sets on bikes), 3ttt (1 on a bike), or Cinelli (not in a while but I have a couple just in case).



Full post here, with a second picture of the bars and lever:
https://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...for-crits.html

The thumbshift-while-sprinting is absolutely the most important thing for me.

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Old 11-17-09, 06:47 PM
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FSA K-Force Compact Bars work great with Campy Super Record. Shifting from the drops and hoods both work great.
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Originally Posted by drbianchi View Post
+1 3T Ergosum
Same here. I use them with Chorus 11. I have Ritchey Bio Max with my Record 10 speed set up.
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FSA Wing Pro compact...
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FSA Wing Pro compact...
+1 -near perfect bars
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Hi,

3T Rotundo Pro. No problems shifting from the drop with large-ish hands (actually, long fingers).
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I just bought a bike off craigslsit and it came with ritchey bio max bars...I was not initially impressed but when I got on the bike, the drop is the least I've tried and riding it, I was very impressed. I know some people really don't like the ego flat spots, but between my 5 bikes, I have 2 round and 3 with various degrees of ego flat spots. I like that my bikes are a little different.
https://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prodfamily.php?k=299398
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i occasionally use the ritchey biomax, too. i found that i liked them when i had plenty of saddle-to-bar drop, and i didn't like them when i didn't have it (on my cross bike, namely) - i couldn't get a comfortable angle of the drops at that height.

i use Cinelli handlebars on my road bike. Crit bars during the summer, and Giro D'Italia bars the rest of the year. by swiveling the bars a bit so that the drop is aimed slightly below the horizontal i can get a decent transition to the hoods (which i'm not much of a stickler about, actually), and fine shifting from the drops.
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce View Post
+1 -near perfect bars
I've been trying to get a pair for about a month now. They are backordered everywhere it seems.
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Easton EC90 SLX3. I tried the FSA K-force compact, but the reach from the hooks to the brake levere was much longer that any other bar I'd used in years.

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