Handlebars Anatomic or Shallow ?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by EasyDoesIt, May 16, 2006.

  1. EasyDoesIt

    EasyDoesIt New Member

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    Hi all

    I'm looking to buy a new set of handlebars, have a set of Deda 215's shallow but i want to go for wider ones (44), the ones i have are 42. I like the 215's i have, but i'm tempted by the anatomical ones and i'm wondering does anyone have any experience with them ? The reach on the anatomical ones seems to be more but it doesn't look more cos of the shape, i definately don't want the reach to be anymore than what's on my shallow bars at the mo.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. John M

    John M New Member

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    Bar shape is kind of like saddle preference in that it is individual fit that is the most important. Personally, I prefer a non-anatomical shaped bar as I think that you actually get more flexibility of hand positions with the non-anatomical bars. If you look at the pro peloton, you will see that most (but not all) of the riders are also riding conventional curved bars.
     
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    hd reynolds New Member

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    Try out anatomic first before you buy coz lever reach on anatomics is more compared to normal Italian-bend-style bars (specially those with small hands or short fingers).
     
  4. EasyDoesIt

    EasyDoesIt New Member

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    Sounds like it's the Italian bend for me then don't want to have to reach further for the brakes !!
     
  5. free_rideman

    free_rideman New Member

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    Check out Bontrager's Variable Radius bend bars. I have the Race Lite bar in this bend, and it is the most comfortable bar I ever used.

    http://www.bontrager.com/Road/Components/Handlebars/5713.php

    btw - it doesn't look as good there as in real life. If you want a picture I will post one on here.
     
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