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Non-ergo drop bars?(23 posts)

Non-ergo drop bars?Adrian
Nov 18, 2001 5:29 PM
Has anyone found a company that sells drop bars without the ergo bend? ALL the pro's ride them, so they are certainly being made. I know Profile still makes them, but it would be nice to find a higher-end company producing them.

re: Non-ergo drop bars?I Love Shimano
Nov 18, 2001 10:20 PM
3T, Kestrel, and Cinelli are a few of those companies that sell non-ergo drop bars. For example, Cinelli has the Campiogne del Mondo. Kestrels non-ergo drop bars were being sold a few months ago in Excel Sports. 3T still makes non-ergo drop, saw a few in their 2001 catalogue.

If all else fails, Ebay has them.
Nov 19, 2001 8:02 AM
Everybody makes a continuous radius bar- but not many shops in the US stock them because they're not very popular. Models include:

Deda 215 (comes in Ergo or CR)
TTT Forma (Merckx drop)
Cinelli Giro d'Italia

The list goes on...
Nov 19, 2001 9:37 AM
"ALL the pro's ride them"
Maybe not,TJeanloz
Nov 19, 2001 12:15 PM
But Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond, the only pros most Americans have ever heard of, both ride them.
Not to be a contrary ass.Sintesi
Nov 19, 2001 2:31 PM
But a significant number of pros do shun the ergo bends. Wust, Virenque, Jalabert, Bartoli, Beloki. . . Just off the top of my head. I noticed this a while ago. I think most the younger riders go ergo while the older pros and those w/ a track background often stick w/ what they grew up with.
Nov 20, 2001 8:47 AM
You are, of course correct, that many pros still ride continuous radius bars. As you point out, it is mostly the older riders using what they know best. I was merely pointing out that the original poster's claim that ALL pros shun ergo bars was incorrect.
old one hereDog
Nov 20, 2001 3:24 PM
I much prefer the bars on my old 1980 Bianchi or the Pista; I like the rounder profile to the ergo bends of a Prima 199, Deda 215, Easton carbon, or even Kestrel carbon. I don't like the angle at the lower front part of the ergo bars that seems to put more pressure on the heels of my hands. It also seems to make the reach to the levers further, despite marketing to the contrary.

For those who don't ride much in the drops, probably doesn't make much difference.

uspsWoof the dog
Nov 20, 2001 4:26 PM
bad bike fit?kenyee
Nov 21, 2001 12:22 PM
Out of curiosity, what do you think of this guy's bike fit? From that angle, it looks way too small. His seat post is cranked up what looks like 8". He looks scrunched up in his cockpit.

He's also a candidate for chicken/suicide levers. He'll never reach the brakes in time if he needs to...
Please tell me you're kidding...TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2001 12:37 PM
A guy like George Hincapie doesn't need some Serotta size cycle to tell him how his bike should fit. The man has been in the top 5 at Paris-Roubaix. It would be like trying to improve Charles Barkley's golf swing- it might look awful, but don't mess with success.
oh no... he read all about it at Sheldon Brown....diggler
Nov 21, 2001 1:05 PM
Yep, Sheldon Brown....Bars should be set at/near saddle heightSprockets
Nov 21, 2001 5:42 PM
and now it is time to dance.nm
Nov 21, 2001 6:58 PM
1/2 and 1/ just looks...well..uncomfortable :-)kenyee
Nov 21, 2001 8:34 PM
I know, if it works, don't knock it :-)
He just looks all scrunched up...
re: Non-ergo drop bars?Adrian
Nov 20, 2001 8:07 PM
Okay fellas, I asked where I could get non-ergo drop bars. So far, everyone has simply repeated my original question. I recognize that just about every company makes continuous radius bars, and that not EVERY pro rides them. Pick up an issue of Cycle Sport, see that the vast majority ride continuous radius bars, get your head out of your ass and see that I am not basing my desire to get a new set of bars only on "what the pro's ride," and tell me where I can find them. If you don't know what company in the US sells them, then don't respond. So far, I have just been told that, indeed, many companies do make them. No s__t. I said that in the original posting. Really now. This isn't that tough. I am really losing faith in the cycling community.
Demand a refund immediatley! nmmuncher
Nov 21, 2001 4:37 AM
You said...TJeanloz
Nov 21, 2001 8:38 AM
"it would be nice to find a higher end company producing them"

You insinuated that only Profile produced them.

We pointed out that most (all?) higher-end companies do produce them. I think the inference was that any of the higher end companies' dealers could get them for you.

I do know what companies sell them, so I have responded. Because of your tone, I'm inclined to not share this information with you.
hahaha... make him beg.nm
Nov 21, 2001 9:03 AM
sort of a sucky attitudeDog
Nov 21, 2001 2:40 PM
Not exactly the way to ask for help, even if someone missed the point at first.

Why not simply say, "Thanks, guys, but actually I was looking for info on where to purchase them"?


Nov 21, 2001 8:30 PM
Dude, it's called "thread drift". We all deal with it, it's part of living in RBR-land. Lighten up already (not you, Doug).

FWIW I thought the pic of Hincapie was priceless.
re: Non-ergo drop bars?PbOkole
Nov 22, 2001 7:12 AM
You're right. It isn't that tough. Go to your LBS and have them order you some of whatever brand you want. That is the obvious answer. Now quit getting pi$$y with the fine folks on this group and have a nice day.

Aloha and Mahalo
re: Non-ergo drop bars?EW
Nov 27, 2001 6:50 PM

Plenty to choose from.