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Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:06 pm
by HUMP DIESEL
Would like to know out of the number of people on here, How many of you switched from a classic bend bar to the newer shallow bars like an FSA or Deda 100?
I have been looking into it.

HUMP

Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:06 pm
by Weenie

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:16 pm
by nathanong87
classic bend or bust.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:20 pm
by HUMP DIESEL
I knew that one was coming! :wink:

It may be that I need to go back to my 3T Rotundo bars instead of the ones that came on the Cdale. I think they are more of a shallow Italian bend.

HUMP

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:49 pm
by trychle
I'm thinking about taking the same step.

BTW, are the graphics on the Deda 100 bars removable with acetone?

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:51 pm
by HUMP DIESEL
I would think that the ones that are on the non-painted bars would be.

HUMP

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:35 pm
by KWalker
What do you want to know about the switch?

Hoods on classic bars will be about 1cm lower on a Rotundo and usually a bit further out. On bars like the Ritchey and Deda with a steep ramp, almost 2cm lower.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:39 pm
by HUMP DIESEL
Actually just looking for more of "I switched and like the new bend." or "I switched and then went back."

I raced last season on a pair of FSA New Ergo bars. Can't say I loved or hated them. The new bike came with the Cannondale bars which are stated as being a shallow classic.

HUMP

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:04 pm
by KWalker
I've tried every shape imaginable and have stuck with Rotundos the longest. I have short fingers and classic bend bars seem to give me less space when shifting from the drops. I also like the extra drop from the hoods being lower and the 3 distinct hand positions. For me I found with compact bars I was always comfortable on the hoods or in the drops, but never on both. With ergo bars the angle of the drops never felt right and if I rotated them the hoods ended up weird. With Rotundos I get quite a bit of drop for a distinct drop/hoods position, angled hoods, and the reach is pretty solid. I don't think I will ever go back.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:16 pm
by xnavalav8r
I switched recently from a traditional 42cm bar to a shallow drop 44cm bar. My back and shoulders are thanking me every ride.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:09 pm
by Valbrona
trychle wrote:I'm thinking about taking the same step.

BTW, are the graphics on the Deda 100 bars removable with acetone?


Yes. Dunnit. Nail polish remover and lots of rubbing.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:54 am
by mellowJohnny
Switched from classic CT alu bar (late '90s vintage) to 3t Ergonova and would never go back to a classic shape. I don't like the look of the new shapes, but I love the feel.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:58 am
by elviento
Deeper bends seem to feel a lot better for sprinting.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:37 pm
by slyboots
I switched to shallow bars with variable radius bend - like them.

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:10 pm
by HUMP DIESEL
Mocked up the Ritchey WCS Curve models I have at home last night with some old shifters, just to see how I might like them. Have to say they felt pretty good just sitting there. Would need to unwrap my set up now and see how they worked out on a ride.

HUMP

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:10 pm
by Weenie

Re: Switching bars

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:49 am
by cerro
Switched from Deda Newton Shallow to Deda M35 alloy with RHM bend on my cyclocross, missing the classic straight lovely bottom on my new bar.