|Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Bars||BenH|
Feb 2, 2002 10:56 AM
|I'm building up a Campy Chorus bike and am choosing the bar & stem. The new Ritchey looks nice. What would you all use if you were building up a new top end rig. I'd like to keep them to under $100 ea if I can.
Also, what's the feeling on the Ergo handlebars such as the Ritchey or the TTT Morphe ? I have TTT Prima's right now and have no complaints but would be willing to try something new. I realize TTT bars are ergo when compared to some others. I'm more talking about the bars with flare up/back.
Thanks in advance,
|re: Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Bars||mackgoo|
Feb 2, 2002 2:17 PM
|Cinelli Grammo and Eubios diet, just my personal favorite. You can always get the used Grammos offf E bay for around 50-75$ in excellent condition.|
|re: Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Bars||KEN2|
Feb 3, 2002 11:28 AM
|I have the Ritchey Pro model (one below the top WCS) on my road bike, and for around $50 you can't beat it--it's light and the 4-bolt design makes it noticeably stiffer than most 2-bolt ones. Looks clean too.
Also have Ritchey Bio-Max bars on my 'Cross bike, which I use for commuting, and they are the most comfortable setup I have used. Plusses: the ergo shaping in the curve is the best I've tried; the slight upward flare of the tops is perfect; the drop and reach are shallower than anything except the Salsa Poco bar (personal pref I know but I don't care for deep drop/reach); and again the weight is competitive for the money, but not stupid-light.
|Where'd you get your Ritchey bar & stem ?||BenH|
Feb 4, 2002 2:59 PM
|And how'd you choose bar sizing. I know the width comes out different with the flare.|
|Where'd you get your Ritchey bar & stem ?||KEN2|
Feb 5, 2002 9:13 AM
|This probably won't help you much: I got the Ritchey stem at my LBS, and the bars came stock on my Specialized M-4 cyclocross bike. They're 46 mm, but there isn't much flare.|
|re: Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Bars||waynebiker|
Feb 3, 2002 1:11 PM
|I just finishing building a campy chorus bike ( I.F. Crown Jewel fyi) and had the same dilemma. I finally settled on a thomson road stem and the deda 215 road bar. A great stiff and not that expensive set-up.
my 2 cents