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need help w/ handle bar reach(4 posts)

need help w/ handle bar reachslomo
Dec 2, 2002 12:45 PM
can anyone suggest a bar with the shortest reach for a campy record and for dura ace setup? i have a chunky palm (don't laugh, chunky from lifting weights) with shortish fingers so i i need the shortest reach possible. right now i have a ec-90 bar with my dura ace and i can reach the levers (barely) when in the drops. i have a ritchey wcs bar with my record setup and it barely is enough too.

i would prefer carbon bars but it not essential.
Deda Magic...Quack
Dec 2, 2002 12:56 PM
I've had good results using the Deda Magic bar. My reach to the levers while in the drops is noticeably less than the stock bar that came with my bike. I believe this is a huge selling point with Deda bars, coming in second to weight savings.

re: need help w/ handle bar reachmerckx56
Dec 2, 2002 2:22 PM
ITM "The Bar" 155drop 62reach
ITM Millenium Strada 140d 75r
Deda 215 136d 81r
Ritchey Biomax 130d 75r
Salsa Poco 140d 70r

Kestrel bars have a very long reach and the Easton are even longer because of that funky bend on the tops.
you are kind of limited in your choices of carbon bars with a 26.0 clamp. if you go to a 31.7/31.8 size, the reach issue becomes moot, since all of the carbon choices have very long reach numbers.

Isn't "reach" the horizontal from top to drop?....TFerguson
Dec 3, 2002 12:31 PM
This would have no impact on being able to reach the brifters from the drops. I've installed and measured several (Poco, Short & Shallow, Terry, etc. but not the Deda) and they make no difference in the distance from the back of the drop to the brake lever.