shallow drop handlebar

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  1. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    Looking for suggestions on a shallow drop (125-135mm) but with a standard reach (85-95mm) AL bar. 31.8 clamp size.
    Most of the ones I've found have a very short reach ( I have the FSA compact-75mm reach)
     
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  2. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    Ritchey BioMax. 82 reach 130 drop. A little shorter on reach than you asked for, but it's a comfy bar. Flared drops as well which makes it good for cross or any long stretches in the drops.
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    If you can't find a handlebar which has both the drop & reach you want then buy the bars with the DROP that you want ... and then, buy a longer-or-shorter stem to adjust the REACH.

    So, for example, if you are using a 100mm-or-110mm stem, then buy a 120mm stem ...

    If you are already using a 120mm stem, then you probably need a frame with a longer top tube ...

    If you are already using a 130mm stem, then you definitely need a frame with a longer top tube.
     
  4. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    That's not the "reach" I'm talking about. I'm talking about the "flats" on the bar, before the hoods. I need more "flat room" for my hands.... thanks
     
  5. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    Check out the ritchey. I know exactly what you mean about the flat transistion. The BioMax is a bit misleading since the bars sweep back a bit, so the flat transition area is longer than you would think.
     
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    BluesDawg New Member

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    The Salsa Short & Shallow bar is a little outside your spec at 144mm drop and 82mm reach, but it is a surprisingly comfortable bar. I like it about as much as my favorite Nitto Noodle bar.
     
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    alienator Well-Known Member

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    The 3T Ergosum fits your dimensions: reach=89 mm; drop=128 mm.
     
  8. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    Thanks! It seems to be what I'm looking for...
     
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