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Old 02-13-12, 01:10 PM
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Ea70 bars

so i got one a while ago, but what im wondering is when the "flat aero" section is level (to the ground) the last section of the drops begins to point back up, and if i make that last section level, then the aereo part of the bars is pointing up. i understand that there really isnt a huge aero advantage but more that it just looks off to me. any input from other owners or someone with experienced appreciated.
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Old 02-13-12, 04:24 PM
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You are referring to the EA70 ergowing bar. I too have them. the flat sect is meant to be tilted slightly up as a better climbing position and to help prevent numbness. They are fantastic bars and although they are on my 3rd best bike, they are easily my best bars.
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Old 02-13-12, 05:37 PM
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hmmm so that means i prolly have to redo my tape and adjust my shifters again.
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just the top part
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Old 02-13-12, 06:55 PM
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ya not a big deal at all i actually didnt wrap the tops, it just seems like when i mess with my bars or anything near the cockpit, i end up wrapping and re-wrapping about 5 or more times lol
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You'll just be getting more practice at taping bars than I've had..

Yeah, the flats are supposed to have a slight tilt to them after you've set up the drops appropriately. The thing is, it might be too much of an angle for your wrists (I've had second thoughts at times about my EA30 and EC70 ergowing bars). There happened to be a bike at one of my LBSes that the shop had built with 3T Ergonova bars. The owner has had wrist issues with other bars, but the 3T's flats were more level and didn't kink his wrists back as much.

Anyway, keep riding with it and making your adjustments. I haven't changed mine yet.
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haha, i find my wrist kinking a but because of the placement of my super awesome and really high end shimano 2300 shifters, so i just move them around the bar untill its comfortable. but just so i do understand, i should make that last section of the drops pretty much level, thus giving my flats a bit of an upward angle?
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You should still adjust the bars so that whatever hand position you use the most is comfortable. With these, that will probably mean that the flats will have an upward tilt. The "horns" (I really don't know the right term), where your hands rest behind the shifters, feel best to me if they're nearly level and transition straight to the shifters' hoods; that makes the flats tilt up a bit.
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