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Handlebar with a short brake reach(3 posts)

Handlebar with a short brake reachJay H
Aug 11, 2003 5:02 AM
Between the following, can anybody recommend an anatomic handlebar with the shortest reach to the brake levers (Campy Record)? Perhaps is there some database on the internet for something like this?

ITM Millenium
Ritchey WCS
Deda Newton
Deda 215
Cinelli Devo

I have small hands and it's always a problem with using the brakes when in the drops on long descents...

Salsa "Poco" are the shortest (NM)spuncrazy
Aug 11, 2003 5:15 AM
"Reach" on handlebars has nothing to do with the levers...TFerguson
Aug 11, 2003 4:37 PM
Reach is the distance forward from the tops to the front of the curve to the drops. I've installed Ultegra levers on many bars, including Poco which I use, and they all measure the same.

What you have to do is glue something in the gap where the levers open so that they cannot go all the way closed. Start with some little stick on pads they use as feet for electronics to get the right size and then find something more permanent.