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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Can you post pictures of your drops? I'm interested in the angle people have them tilted at as I can't seem to come up with a perfect sweet spot for mine. It seems that I run the drops more parallel to the ground than most, not super rotated upwards.
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I don't have pictures of my bars on my current computer so I can't help you there.
But for me personally, getting the perfect bar angle consisted of sitting on a trainer (or standing over your bike) with the stem clamp loosened enough to allow the bars to slightly rotate. Again you should do this standing still for safety reasons.
Then I just put my hands in the drops, gave them a good grip, and adjusted the angle with my arms until there was a fairly neutral pressure feeling in my hands. I'll bet that sweet spot angle is different for everyone since everyone's fit and bars are not all the same. I run 3T Rotundo's btw.
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Here are my bars Deda Classic Deep
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With 3T Rotundos I find that if the lower bar is parallel to the ground then the top is much too angled down to be comfortable; something more symmetrical works for me. I do have to fiddle about with the bar and the lever position for a while before I get it right
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easton TKO 42cm on both bikes. 75cm reach 135mm drop. 11 deg angle of the drop bar (protracter thing on the drop itself). and matching 11 deg angle of the hoods (protracter thing on the sram hood itself)
please note. bikes is on a bike stand in the rear.