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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:44 pm 
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I'm just about to build up my first Campagnolo bike after always having ridden Shimano. Not having used the thumb shifters before I was wondering if any particular shapes of bars work better than others e.g. Ergo bars versus compact. On my Shimano bikes I use short shallow bars but obviously the shift action is a bit different.

I'm looking at brands like 3T (although bad comments on the seatpost adjustment have struck that off my list), Deda, FSA or Ritchey's WCS line.

Any thoughts appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:57 pm 
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There are already several threads on this topic in the forum. Here is the latest from a few days ago:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=104256


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:13 pm 
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Thanks - apologies for missing it and thanks for the link. It answers my question.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:25 pm 
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I am interested in this topic also. I just, two days ago received a new bike
(Seven Axion SLX) with Campy Chorus 11 groupset.

My bars are Zipp contour SL short/shallow.

My previous bike is a Cannondale CAAD4 with Easton EC70 bars (with the
flat top). I have Dura Ace shifters on that bike. I liked the Easton bar for
the hills.

I think I am not yet used to the Campy/Zipp combination and think the shifters
may be a little high on the bars. I have good-sized hands, but
the reach from the drops to the brake levers is more of a stretch than on the DA/Easton setup.
When I am ready for new tape I will move them down a bit. (I suspect I will find that I am ready
a bit sooner than normal :) )

The whole geometry of the new bike is different though. I find myself climbing more with my hands
in the drops than on the hoods. Maybe thats a good thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:56 am 
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My 2010 super record shifters do not fit well with my 3T Ergonova LTD bar, they fit better on my old 3T rotundo.

which would have me say go for a classic bend bar.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:18 am 
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mjduct wrote:
My 2010 super record shifters do not fit well with my 3T Ergonova LTD bar, they fit better on my old 3T rotundo.

which would have me say go for a classic bend bar.



Really.. I've run 2010 chorus, 2010 SR and 2012 SR on my ergonova LTDs and it's perfect
I can reach the paddles while sprinting no drama and they have a nice flat transition from the tops to the hoods

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:27 am 
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A vote here for FSA wing pro compact which I've found works well. As others have alluded to, compact bars work well w/ campag as allows you to reach the thumb levers from the drops. For this reason as well, traditional bend works well too (Deda Newton works nice as mentioned above), but I've found that 'anatomic' (FSA Energy in my case) don't seem to work as well.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:07 pm 
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they work perfectly with Deda zero 100 slightly ovalised bars.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:25 am 
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sugarkane wrote:
mjduct wrote:
they have a nice flat transition from the tops to the hoods



That's where I have a little bump, just enough to look funny, not enough to bother me at all


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I think many of the compact bars work well. I've got the Easton EC90 SLX3 that work well for me; the curve and reach is just right.


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Bars are so complicated, every brand measures their design differently! I rode the Easton SLX3 for the last 3 years, and liked them. For kicks I put on the Zipp CSL, and now they're a favorite. I have Campy SR.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:42 pm 
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I've decided I'm going to go for the Deda Newton Short & Shallow - I've been keen to try them and it sounds like they should work well.

Thanks for all the input :D

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ticou wrote:
they work perfectly with Deda zero 100 slightly ovalised bars.


True story. I just finished my build and they're great with my Chorus 11 shifters.

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