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question about prima 199 vs. Easton Carbon(5 posts)

question about prima 199 vs. Easton CarbonStinky Hippie
Jan 20, 2003 5:20 PM
Hi there. I've got an EC 90 bar that I've decided is too long a reach at the hoods and too deep a drop. I'm wondering whether or not the Prima 199 is going to help solve this problem. Like the weight of the Easton, but the design has begun to get on my nerves.

I really like the Deda Newton, but don't want to deal with getting a new stem. If there's a non-oversized version of that bar with a similar reach I'd love to know about it.

thanks

feel the gin
re: question about prima 199 vs. Easton CarbonBenR
Jan 20, 2003 8:13 PM
I've had both, currently have the Eastons. I can't quote you actual numbers, but the primas are much more shallow, both drop and reach-wise and more square at the corners. They also have dual cable grooves. Campy levers fit very nicely on them, and they are surprisingly stiff for a 200 gram alloy bar, I dare say as stiff as the Eastons which I don't really care for, especially given their $160 retail price. If I remember correctly, the Prima 199's were a nice combination of stiffness and comfort and the price was right. It was also easier to reach the brake levers in the drops (I have short fingers for a male). If you're looking for a shallow reach bar, you will like them. I think they are supposed to be similar to the deda 15 in dimensions and stiffness, although I haven't actually ridden on Deda's.
re: question about prima 199 vs. Easton CarbonBenR
Jan 20, 2003 8:14 PM
I've had both, currently have the Eastons. I can't quote you actual numbers, but the primas are much more shallow, both drop and reach-wise and more square at the corners. They also have dual cable grooves. Campy levers fit very nicely on them, and they are surprisingly stiff for a 200 gram alloy bar, I dare say as stiff as the Eastons (which aren't as stiff as advertised) which I don't really care for, especially given their $160 retail price. If I remember correctly, the Prima 199's were a nice combination of stiffness and comfort and the price was right. It was also easier to reach the brake levers in the drops (I have short fingers for a male). If you're looking for a shallow reach bar, you will like them. I think they are supposed to be similar to the deda 15 in dimensions and stiffness, although I haven't actually ridden on Deda's.
Go Deda 215 Shallow, solve your problems. No charge. nmSpunout
Jan 21, 2003 4:11 AM
I second the 215s...ol
Jan 21, 2003 8:25 PM
just put a set on my ride and now have no problems with reach. The best shaped bars I have ever used, just make sure you get the shallow version.
cheers.