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bar choice for ergo levers(10 posts)

bar choice for ergo leversflydoc
Dec 19, 2002 10:03 AM
I am making the move to Campy from Shimano and was curious whether the ergonomics of the Campy shift levers work better with the design of some bar types vs. others. I was considering Ritchey WCS, but have heard that the design of the drop does not work especially well with ergo levers.
I prefer 3T over Deda MagicPdxMark
Dec 19, 2002 10:47 AM
The drop on the Deda Magic bars has an angle that feels too steep for my wrist. I prefer the drop on the 3T Fogie (I'll double check that). The Magic bars are used with a Chorus system and the 3T is used with a Centaur system.
re: bar choice for ergo leversDINOSAUR
Dec 19, 2002 1:18 PM
I have Deda Magic bars with my Campy ergo levers. I would not know the difference as this is the only set-up I have experienced with this combination. I have the shallow drop bars and it takes a bit of messing around (for me anyway) to find exactly where you want the levers placed and the tilt of the bar. My recommendation is if you decide to go with Deda is to ride with the bars untaped for awhile so you can moved everything around until you find exactly where you want it. And if you go with the Deda 31.7 oversized bars (I believe this is the way the Magic bars come) keep in mind that it complicates mounting a cyclocompter. I ordered a "Cronometro Nob" computer mount (Colorado Cyclist) that attaches to the stem. They run around $10.00. That is the only downside I can think of about the Magic bars...I don't use the drops that much, but they are angled steep....
Deda, ITM, Easton EC-90C-40
Dec 19, 2002 2:30 PM
All of these bars will work fine with ergo levers. The Deda bars place the brake levers the closest to the fingers, followed by the ITM bars and the Easton EC-90 (carbon).

It's easy to set up the easton and deda bars. The straight section at the ends should be horizontal. Any significant tilt screws up the angle of the anatomic drop section (too vertical). Mount the ergo lever so the top of the brake hood (where the palm rests) is either horizontal or tilted up a few degrees. On the easton bars, you'll have to push the levers up about as far as they will go to get the brake hood a degree or two above horizontal.

The ITM bars are a bit more complicated. These bars will drop the brake hood significantly below the top of the bars, unless you tilt them up 5-10 degrees. With the bars tilted up a bit (bar ends pointing slightly down), the brake hoods should be horizontal or angled up a few degrees.
I have WCS bars on all 3 bikes I own! great ergo fit! nmgogene
Dec 19, 2002 2:50 PM
WCS bars work great for metarwheel
Dec 20, 2002 5:19 AM
The WCS bars have a shorter drop and reach than many bars, making it easy to reach the Campy levers from the drops. Don't make the mistake I did, however, and assume the Ritchey Pro bars will fit the same. I bought some of the Pro bars for my second bike, since they were less expensive and supposedly have the same dimensions, but their drop is about 1/2-inch deeper than the WCS.
ITM Pro 260's work for me, though you might want to spend more.Barnyard
Dec 19, 2002 4:38 PM
Cinelli Solido MagnumsIwannapodiumgirl
Dec 19, 2002 4:39 PM
I use these bars, and love them. I think they place the ergolevers better than ITM Millenium, which was my previous set-up.
ITM's work well pointed down a bit, non-ergos likeSpunout
Dec 20, 2002 5:17 AM
this picture of da man! I'm waiting to compare the Deda 215 deep and ITM Millenium in this similar fasion.
a better picture...Spunout
Dec 20, 2002 5:18 AM