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Handlebars for small hands and ERGO(10 posts)

Handlebars for small hands and ERGOAsh
Nov 15, 2002 10:19 AM
Hi ,

I have Campy Chorus Ergo Levers, and have small hands. With My current bars, Some cheap ITT or something like that it is a good reach to the brakes.

Any suggestions for a bar that will help with smaller hands reaching the brake levers. The KORE bar propoganda says that the deeper drops are designed to help with smaller hands?

thanks
Check out the Deda.Mike P
Nov 15, 2002 10:40 AM
They have several lines of bars, many of those come in three styles: anatomic, deep and shallow. I have the Deda 215 anatomic. I find the anatomic fits my near-small hands nicely.

I can't remember, but it seems like there are others also producing bars specifically for the small handed riders.

http://www.dedaelementi.com/

Mike
Ditto on the Deda.DINOSAUR
Nov 16, 2002 2:02 PM
Deda Magic Anatomic 31.7 short (or shallow) reach. The Campy ergo levers do cause for a lot of messing around for a perfect fit.
re: Handlebars for small hands and ERGOAndy M-S
Nov 15, 2002 12:50 PM
Check out the TTT Morphe. I bought one for my rain bike and liked it so much another is going on my fair-weather ride.
Try Terry or Salsa Poco bars. nmgogene
Nov 15, 2002 1:15 PM
re: There are a few optionsChunky
Nov 15, 2002 2:30 PM
Deda 4Girls - only comes with 39 o-t-o
Terry T-Bar - wide range of sizes, but it is heavy
Salsa Short & Shallow

Other handlebars with shorter reach and traditional bend might work too. I have a Ritchey WCS w/ traditional bend on the racing bike and Terry on the rain bike. Love the weight of the WCS bar. But the reach is significantly shorter on the Terry.
If your problem is reaching the levers from the drops...TFerguson
Nov 15, 2002 5:26 PM
none of these bars are going to make more than a few mm difference. Sorry.
I've had to modify my levers to make them adjustable a la MTB levers.
TF
If your problem is reaching the levers from the drops...Chunky
Nov 18, 2002 10:02 AM
Yes, it's true that you still have to play with lever positions on these short-reach handlebars to shorten the reach from the drops. But even a few mm makes a difference.

Try the handlebars specifically designed for women. They tend to have shorter reach from the drops as well.
Terrypmf1
Nov 18, 2002 6:27 AM
Terry makes bike components for women. My wife has one of their bars and likes it. Might be worth checking out.
I have to let go of the bar to reach the brake on all above. nmTFerguson
Nov 18, 2002 12:31 PM