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Old 03-07-14, 08:13 AM
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YUMA Modolo Trekking Bars... Some questions about setup.

Hi all,

I've had my touring bike since mid-August of last year, and this Summer I will be putting some major miles on it. I have a set of YUMA Modolo trekking bars, and they work great, I love them.

However, last night, I saw a documentary - Mark Beaumont's world record attempt where he successfully cycled 18,000 miles around the world in 194 days. It was a remarkable feat, and a great watch. However, I noted how low-set his trekking bars were.

Admittedly, they aren't the same type - not made by YUMA, and not the Modolo model, I don't know what make they were - it didn't say in the documentary.

Anyway, his appeared to be almost flat... As in, there wasn't much of an angle to it. I have contacted the manufacturer to ask whether they have any instructions on how to set them up for best performance.

But, I haven't received a reply from them, so I figured I'd ask you guys. Do any of you have any experience with YUMA's bars? Do you have any tips on what angle to set them at for best performance.

Below are a few pictures of my bars.

I don't know whether they are good images, or whether they will be of any help.

Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Jack.

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whatever angle is most conferable to you there is no wrong here. I have mine set just like yours. I tried to have them flat like your saying but I didn't like it so I lowered them back down.
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Actually Modolo is the maker, Italian Company, and Yuma is their model of product..

Here is what my set up is on the bike from 2008

I had to add steerer to get them up with a stem riser.. and gained room for a bar bag support .

https://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

these bars are ITM, another Italian Manufacturer..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Actually Modolo is the maker, Italian Company, and Yuma is their model of product..

Here is what my set up is on the bike from 2008

I had to add steerer to get them up with a stem riser.. and gained room for a bar bag support .

https://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

these bars are ITM, another Italian Manufacturer..

You're right there, Fietsbob. I realised my mistake, but when I tried to edit the post, I couldn't see the text in the Editor. I only saw a blank white screen, and the "Reason for Editing" box.
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they are not vastly different from the ones coming from Asia that are in most distributor's lineup ..

to my eye your set up in the first panel is fine ..

I rotate mine fairly flat and use the sides/rear corner to lay my open palms/fingers .. a relaxed non grip ..
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inverting them as the other person did may be better if you predominantly use the front quarter,
like mustache bars ..

Ive seen setups putting road bar brake levers on the front curve, another mustache bar like adaptation.
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