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Bar reach and drop(8 posts)

Bar reach and dropkoala
Dec 9, 2001 4:36 PM
I need a shallower drop and reach than my ITM bar. The Cinelli is said by some to be of this ilk. On their website, however, they spec a reach and drop greater than, which has specs on major brand bars and stems. Obviously I would normally think the manufacturers site was accurate but my lbs says the cinelli is indeed a short reach and drop. Can anybody clear this up?
Try SalsaDave Hickey
Dec 9, 2001 5:09 PM
Salsa makes a short reach and drop bar.

Short & Shallow Bar
With a smaller drop and reach, the Short & Shallow bar is designed for medium to small hand sizes, and riders who want a slightly more upright riding position. The Short & Shallow shares all of the features of the Pro Road bar: 7075-T6 aluminum, anatomic bend and a double-groove.
DROP 144mm
REACH 82mm
WIDTH 36-46cm
CLAMP 26.0
FINISH High Polish Silver or Black Bead-Blast
or 3TCSIguy
Dec 9, 2001 6:02 PM
I used an ITM bar for a while, but also needed a shorter reach and drop. I'm not sure about Cinelli, but the 3T Prima 199 was a big improvement over the ITM for my needs.
or even the Poco, also by Salsa...dsc
Dec 9, 2001 10:05 PM
I think that Lick bikes has them. The reach is the shortest
there is - 70mm. I'm not sure about the drop, but I believe that it is quite shallow, as well.

second that nmWoof the dog
Dec 10, 2001 5:13 AM
Dec 10, 2001 7:00 AM
The Salsa POCO is even shorter and shallower at:
Drop:140 mm
Reach: 70mm

Same aluminum and about 230 grams.
Here's where to find out ...tarwheel
Dec 10, 2001 5:03 AM
Go to this website,, and look in the components section for road handlebars. They have specifications for just about any handlebar you can think of, and pretty good prices too. BTW, I have a Ritchey WCS handlebar on my bike and it has a relatively short drop and reach and it's also pretty light. There are lots of other options, though. You can't just go by brands, though, because some manufacturers make bars that both shallow and deep, long and short, etc.
Thanks to all.n.m.koala
Dec 10, 2001 7:10 AM