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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:35 pm 
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Hi,

I'm looking for a handlebar that has a reach and drop similar to my current Easton EC90 SLX3 handlebars (love them, thanks bugman) but with more of a flat/wing style top to rest my palms on for longer rides...

I would prefer carbon, but alloy bars are fine too as long as they're relatively light weight :wink:

Any suggestions are much appreciated...

Thanks heaps :D


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Take a look at the FSA K-Force Handlebar or the FSA K-Force Wing, both of those are carbon and they both have a 125mm/80mm (drop/reach).
I had the K Force handlebar and it wasn't a large flat surface but it was more of an ergo mold on the top. I really liked those bars but I prefer Al bars so I went to the FSA Omega compact.


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I have been using the K-Force shallow carbon bar for over a year now and really like it.
The increase in comfort over a round bar is significant, and the shallow drop makes the drop position more comfortable as well.
The weight of my 42 is 213grs.
One thing to watch, the sizing is different, the 42 is more like a 40 in a standard bar.
Check the FSA Web Site for details.


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3T Ergonova. Flat top, short reach and shallow drop. Available in alu and carbon.


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Try the Deda Zero100


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I came off an FSA K-Wing Carbon, with which I was relatively happy (nice flat top), but had a huge drop and reach.

I just built up a bike with the new Edge bars. The top doesn't have quite the wide flat area that the FSA bars do, but it does have a flat top, the bend is extremely comfortable and stiffness is top notch.

144mm drop
85mm reach

Check them out. Very neat taper with a rubber plug on the bar ends to eliminate standard bar-end plugs. It's clear that a lot of thought went into these bars.


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Deda Zero100 is a copy of the Easton's shape in alloy and with a bit flatter top. Basically it stays oversized trhoughout its width looking from top, but from front it's reducing as usual.


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You could go for a traditional bend alloy bar like the Cinelli Palm.
Flat top and a nice bend. :)
I just got a pair through yesterday and am very happy :D
Wiggle has them very cheap at the moment too. :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:20 am 
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Modolo Kaly are a great set of bars. All the right bends for a comfortable experience. bellattisport.com sell them out of Switzerland. They also have a carbon version Kurvissima but I personally use the allow ones and they are great. Not a fan of anything else Modolo make but these are really worth a look.


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That is exactly what I was after, solution for me.......

Oval Concepts Aergo A910 Handlebar.

David


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The '08 Specialized S-Works carbon bar I have has a flat top and short reach/drop. I think it's 128/78 ±. I'm replacing it with a Deda Zero 100 alloy bar, which has similar specs, though the tops are more oval vs. flat, and a more comfortable bend (for me).


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aarw wrote:
3T Ergonova. Flat top, short reach and shallow drop. Available in alu and carbon.


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Another vote for K Force carbon.


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i just got a Deda Zero 100 bar through and it is nice. 250g for 42cm c2c. similar to the Newton shallow but with a slightly shorter reach, slightly less drop and slightly flattened top ... that actually doesn't sound very similar does it? ?Nice bar though.


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Got any pics? :)


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