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Easton EC90 Carbon Road Bars(4 posts)

Easton EC90 Carbon Road BarsDourbadaky
Feb 7, 2002 5:15 AM
I have heard that these bars make it very difficult to setup either Shimano D/A or Campy record shifters on due to their ergonomics, but I can't remember which? Does anyone have any practical experiances with these bars and if so, do you know which groupset if any it is hard to setup up the shifters on?
re: Easton EC90 Carbon Road BarsDozer
Feb 7, 2002 6:23 AM
I have the Easton EC90 with Shimano D/A and had no problem seting them up. I love the way the bars feel.... I do not know about the Campy Record.
re: Easton EC90 Carbon Road BarsJawa
Feb 7, 2002 9:23 AM
I rebuilt my bike up last week with the EC90 bars and Campy Record shifters. No problems at all.
useable with campy ergo...C-40
Feb 7, 2002 9:24 AM
The bend of these bars isn't absolutely ideal for campy ergo levers, but it's useable. I had to move the levers as high up as possible to get the top portion of the hoods positioned level or angled upward a few degrees. The angle of the ergonomic drop section does not lend itself to rotating the bars for the purpose of changing the angle and height of the brake hoods. The drops aren't comfortable (for me) unless the ends of the bars are set pretty much horizontal.

The upward positioning of the lever is limited when the inside corner of the ergo lever body contacts the 45 degree bend across the top of the bars, casuing the lever to rotate sideways.

I routed both cables along the front of the bars, since there are no cable grooves.

The reach to the brake levers is longer than ITM or DEDA bars. If you have small hands, this can be a problem. Folks with small hands will find DEDA bars a better choice.