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Salsa Poco bar...comments? (nm)(10 posts)

Salsa Poco bar...comments? (nm)Allroads
Aug 11, 2002 6:44 PM
re: Salsa Poco bar...comments? (nm)BAM
Aug 12, 2002 3:22 AM
Very short and shallow. Designed for riders with small hands(women/juniors). That said I had one on a raod bike that I sold to a friend. Neither of us have have small hands and would never what to change the bar. Very comfortable. If I ever get around to building up the current road frame I have , this will be the bar. This bar is even shorter and shallower then Sala`s Short and Shallow.
Thanks...and a question.Allroads
Aug 12, 2002 6:45 AM
Doesn't the Short and Shallow have the same reach and drop as the Bell Lap? I've got a 44cm Bell Lap right now and in this application I would like to get a shorter reach.

Thanks...and a question.peter in NVA
Aug 12, 2002 10:22 AM
I've been searching last two years for a shorter reach bar since I have small hands. Never could get a consistent answer on reach but chanced a replacement of my Ritchey Logic Pro bar with the Ritchey Bio-Max. The reach is about 5mm less, a little improvement, but it seems much easier to climb on and the fit is closer to my old Cinelli Road bar which was shallow and short (which I couldn't find anymore).
Second the Bio-MaxGlowBoy
Aug 12, 2002 11:38 AM
I'm 5'6" and find it ridiculous that I should be expected to drop the same 170mm to get in the drops as someone who's 6'2". On more standard-sized bars I've felt like I had to stretch out a bit too far to get on the hoods, and drop down too much to get in the drops, so the Ritchey BioMax has been a godsend for me. It also has a nice flare towards the ends, and a flatter "ramp" (the area just behind the hoods) than the 3TTT bars I replaced. I've found it to be extremely comfortable on both centuries and on singletrack descents.

I'm sure the Salsa Short/Shallow or Poco would be similar.

- Dan
This bar does nothing for small hands....TFerguson
Aug 12, 2002 3:47 PM
Drop (shallow) is the distance from the top to the bottom of the drops. You don't have to bend over as much. Reach (short) is the distance forward from the top to the front of the drop. You don't have to reach forward as much. Neither effects the distance from the drop to the lever.
Maybe so...Allroads
Aug 12, 2002 4:03 PM
but that is not why I am interested in the bar. I want the hoods closer w/o having the bar top too close (which would be the case if I simply went to a shorter stem and used my existing bar. I like a shallow reach and short drop but not because I am having trouble accessing the levers.

I agree 100%. I use both the Poco and Short & Shallow. (nm)TFerguson
Aug 13, 2002 5:34 PM
I ride both bell lap and pocobuffalosorrow
Aug 13, 2002 3:38 PM
the reach is most definatly NOT the same.

pairing am ITM 260 beside the poco bar the reach is about 2 cm+ longer on the ITM bars.

pairing the ITM's beside the bell lap's the are about the same.

regarding drop length they look to be the same (ITM/ poco).

I purchased the poco's on a whim and do not need the short reach, and would perfer to swap them off. If you are interested I could trade or sell. I need to install new levers and tape none the less.
Thanks for the info...Allroads
Aug 14, 2002 6:26 AM
this was what I was looking for. I just ordered a set of Poco's on Monday but thanks for the offer. Anybody interested in a 44cm Bell Lap?