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does ergo levers require a shorter stem(3 posts)

does ergo levers require a shorter stemditcher
Dec 21, 2002 1:13 PM
Is the hood on ergo levers longer than shimano's if it is to rest properly on the hoods has anybody had to get a shorter stem and on one of the other topics how do you determine the drop and angle of bars to fit small paws such as mine. thanks
Dec 21, 2002 2:50 PM
Deda anatomic bars, like the Deda 215 work pretty well for small hands. These bars help reduce the reach to the brake levers. There are no drop options with the anatomic model, that I'm aware of.

Setting up these bars is simple. The straight section at the ends should be horizontal. The ergo levers should be placed high enough for the top of the brake hood (where the palm rests) to be horizontal or angled up a few degrees.

I like to route both brake and shift cables to the front side of the bar. This routing requires careful positioning of the shift cable. The cable must also be tightly taped to the bar before installing the bar tape. I use fiberglass reinforced straping tape that won't stretch. It may also be helpful to use carefully shaped pieces of thin, self-adhesive foam rubber placed beside the cables to improve comfort.
re: does ergo levers require a shorter stemweiwentg
Dec 21, 2002 11:23 PM
like C40 said, no. I think the ergo levers give you a very slightly shorter reach than STIs. it's not different enough that I want to adjust my stem.
drop and angle would be done by trial and error, I guess.