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 Post subject: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:07 pm 
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I own a 3T Tornova Team (carbon) handlebar but I'm struggling to create a nice and even transition between the shifters and the top of the bars.

Any alternatives?

Need to haves

- traditional bend
- flat transition shifters>top
- fat or oval top (not wing)
- material not really important

Pro Vibe S Round seems to tick all the boxes. Hard to come by but found one on eBay. Any other alternatives? Zipp 88 has a thin top, not sure about the Shitchey Neoclassic?

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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:12 pm 
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Ritchey Neo Classic has a traditional drop with a flat transition, available in carbon and alloy.
http://s1280.photobucket.com/user/kaise ... .jpeg.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:13 pm 
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True, but it has a "thin" top.

Fizik Cyrano snake?

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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:00 pm 
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It's just regular handle bar width on the top, it's not thinner.


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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:15 pm 
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Here is something to consider.
Traditional bend bars are not really designed to have a totally flat ramp to the shifters.
To get a flat ramp, one has to angle the bars more than what is ideal.
A few older shifters do a better job, but most modern 11 speed shifters do not-

If flat ramp is your primary consideration, look at a bar like an Enve compact, Deda Zero 100, etc..


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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:52 pm 
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havana wrote:
True, but it has a "thin" top.


You can always double wrap the bars if you want it fatter.

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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:19 pm 
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havana wrote:
Need to haves

- traditional bend
- flat transition shifters>top

As a point of order, these requirement are mutually contradictory. A traditional bend bar has a slope down to the shifters. It is part of what a traditional bend bar is. What you're asking for is a deep drop bar.

That said, the 3T Aerotundo has the same drop and similar bend to the Tornova but with a flat transition to the shifters. That does mean the bar is longer in reach though, and for some reason it doesn't flare like other 3T bars so a 42 does measure 42 at the hoods, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
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 Post subject: Re: Tornova alternative
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havana wrote:
True, but it has a "thin" top.

Fizik Cyrano snake?



Not thin in any way. Good bars, but chunky. Very noticeable difference between them and the KCNC bars I also use.


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