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Deda handlebars - Shallow, Deep or Anatomical?(5 posts)

Deda handlebars - Shallow, Deep or Anatomical?RCole
Jan 13, 2003 7:49 PM
I recently switched to the Deda 215 Deep bar from the Ritchey Biomax Pro and find the reach a bit longer to the hoods and (obviously) the reach to the drops deep. My LBS incorrectly ordered these versus the anatomical bars. After going to the deda site and looking at the measurements of the three, I'm wondering if the Shallow drop bars are the way to go or if I should have deda order the anatomical (they said they will rectify the problem free of charge). Any thoughts?
re: Deda handlebars - Shallow, Deep or Anatomical?Spunout
Jan 14, 2003 4:24 AM
I am considering the Deeps, getting away from anatomical. They just don't fit my hands.

The website has good information. Get your LBS to order all three so you can select your best fit. The Deep drop bars are like the old Belgian 'classic' bars, for hammering into the north wind low in the drops. Long reach adds stability too.
re: Deda handlebars - Shallow, Deep or Anatomical?Nessism
Jan 14, 2003 7:43 AM
The Ritchey Biomax has a very short reach, I don't think Deda has an equivilent. The anatomic Deda bars have 112 mm of reach which is medium long by todays standards. Sounds like the shallow is the way to go if you want a short reach.

FYI, the Deda 215 and 250 anatomic bend bars measure the same dispite what the Deda web site claims.

I haven't had a road bike that didn't have anatomic bars inbill
Jan 14, 2003 8:02 AM
a long, long time, and when I tried the Deda shallow bars, it was a bit of an adjustment. I have very average-sized hands (medium glove, maybe large sometimes), and there really is not a whole lot of room for your whole hand other than at the flat end. If you see riders using it, you actually rarely see them grip the way you can grip an anatomic -- you end up sticking out the first couple of fingers on the levers, which I guess is fine, because you end up doing that anyway, it's just that you do it with the Deda shallow bars because there's no room.
I like them now and find the deeper anatomic bars on my other bikes a little awkward, proving you can get used to anything.
I have the shallow Deda barsTig
Jan 14, 2003 1:03 PM
Although they don't look as cool as the deep drops, they fit my needs well. The reach is very short. I had to use a 1 cm longer stem to make them fit. Why not use a regular bar and keep the old stem? I still wanted a shallow drop position without having to raise the whole bar, which puts the top bar and hoods too high. In other words, I didn't need the short reach, just the shallow drop. I ride with a fairly deep bend in the elbows already, and a too deep drop straightens them too much for my particular comfort needs.

I wear medium gloves and the curved non-anatomic drops fit very well. I'll never go back to anatomic bars unless they are made with anatomic shaped carbon fiber tubes. I think I'll keep the Deda 215 shallow drops for a while.