|Handlebars for small hands and ERGO||Ash|
Nov 15, 2002 10:19 AM
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?
|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.
|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 ERGO||Andy 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. nm||gogene|
Nov 15, 2002 1:15 PM
|re: There are a few options||Chunky|
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.
|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.
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. nm||TFerguson|
Nov 18, 2002 12:31 PM