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Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Bars(6 posts)

Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo BarsBenH
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,

Ben
re: Best Bar & Stem combo - Whether to use Ergo Barsmackgoo
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 BarsKEN2
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 Barswaynebiker
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
dave