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3TTT Prima 199 bar?(7 posts)

3TTT Prima 199 bar?Samu Ilonen
Nov 9, 2001 4:13 AM
Anyone using? I was interesting since one german mag rated it to be one of stiffest bar around but it weighed only 207g (claimed 199g)...how about shape? I'm ordering and haven seen it never,I like shape Milleniun,cinelli Nerve and Kestrel Carbon bar...

Thanks,Samu
Works finepmf1
Nov 9, 2001 4:48 AM
Feels the same as the 220 to me. Plenty stiff. I sometimes worry about aluminium bars though. I'd like to try a carbon one next time I change bars. The only drawback seems to be no indentations for cables on carbon bars.
Works fineCliff Oates
Nov 9, 2001 3:21 PM
I was using a Forma SL until a crash required me to replace it. I like it, seems plenty stiff, the reach is a bit less than the Forma, but the drop is about the same.

FWIW, Kestrel CF bars have cable grooves front and rear.
Cool ...pmf1
Nov 13, 2001 5:15 AM
Now I have no excuse not to get one.
3TTT 220 data if of any help ...breck
Nov 9, 2001 7:30 AM
I have the 3TTT Prima 220 Anatomic 7000-T6 bought back in 1997 for the OCLV. Their number 220 is supposed to indicate the weight. My stem is the TTT Status @ 260 gms. The color is nickel-gray. Very nice and light looking combo for a quill set up, King Headset of course, Cinelli cork tape.

Being "anatomic" i suppose refers to the short straight run in the curve of the drop before the end of the bar end. The bar end seemed a tad short for my x-large hands in the beginning but seems OK now, etc. The "anatomic" seems adequate and comfortable enuff. The so-called 44cm bar seems stiff enuff for me combined with the Status stem, but have no scientific measured data here.

Note that TTT bar bar widths are measured from outside edge to outside edge. They are double grooved but come with a groove adapter to use with single groove. The TTT 220 sizes are typically 42cm, 44cm, and 46 cm. They re 170mm drop and 100mm reach, again measured out side to out side. And the clamp diameter is 26.0mm.

Nice light stiff bar. The bar had a sticker label on it "warning - replace every two years - not for racing". My bud Campy Man says, with a twinkle in his old eyes ..."yeah, pro's can break anything but you (meaning me Trail dog) don't have to worry :)" Have approx 2500 mountain road hours on the bar in 5 years so he may be right, but i would consider my self EZ on equipment.

good choice,
cheers
breck
re: 3TTT Prima 199 bar?tcr01
Nov 9, 2001 2:08 PM
they are a short reach bar. only 76mm. the drop relative to the ITM Millenium is also like 10mm shallower. It will feel different than the ITM. By shortening the reach and shallowing up the drop TTT can get a light bar.
Thanks for info!Samu Ilonen
Nov 11, 2001 10:01 PM
Smaller drop is fine for me. My stem height is very low so smaller drop in enought for me.

Samu