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Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:44 pm
by 3Pio
benzebub wrote:
3Pio wrote:
benzebub wrote:I like the Zipp service course sl-80 myself very much. I love the long drop section which gives me plenty of space to move around.
On my current bike I have to go down 0.5cm in reach, which I can't do with a stem, does anyone know a bar that has 75mm reach and a similar shape as the zipp sl-80? the specialized expert compact looks to fit the bill..


I also use Zipp Sl-80 and really like the long drop section. The only problem i have, which i can not solve is transition in the hoods. I have a small bump there, which make me uncomfortable after some riding. Im using it with Campagnolo, and to me look like maybe its not perfect match each other. Do u have the same bump? And what groupset do u use?

I also have ur question, and probably will try Deda Zero 100 next


p.s if u like to shorten the reach, maybe to put ur saddle a bit forward, and to compensate that raising in same time few mm?


I use both campagnolo (2015 chorus) and shimano levers (2 different bikes).

I don't have a big bump on the campa levers, I did however mount the levers a bit higher on the bar so they point upward very slightly. This position works well for me and the transition is smooth to the hoods.


Can u please post some pictures to check how it look like in ur case?

Thanks a lot

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:41 pm
by Gazelleer
Ritchey WCS Neoclassic 42

Short reach, medium drop classic bend with suitably long flat ends. Super smooth transition from top of bend to brake lever body.

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Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:51 pm
by gsindela
3Pio wrote:Does anyone ride a Easrton EC90 SLX3 with Campy Levers?

There is a discount on chainreactioncycles.com, and seem that is nice shape and nice bar and also very lightweight (193gm in 42 c-c) and to be honest start thinking vs Fizik Cyrano Bull R1


Don't have them, but saw the deal at CRC. Awesome deal. Easton is top notch. If I were you, I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. Edit: They also have a $15 off $125, so that gets them down to $130.49.

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:27 pm
by prebsy
Gazelleer wrote:Ritchey WCS Neoclassic 42

Short reach, medium drop classic bend with suitably long flat ends. Super smooth transition from top of bend to brake lever body.



The neoclassic is a gem. Do you have the alloy or the 2017 WCS carbon?

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:45 pm
by 3Pio
gsindela wrote:
3Pio wrote:Does anyone ride a Easrton EC90 SLX3 with Campy Levers?

There is a discount on chainreactioncycles.com, and seem that is nice shape and nice bar and also very lightweight (193gm in 42 c-c) and to be honest start thinking vs Fizik Cyrano Bull R1


Don't have them, but saw the deal at CRC. Awesome deal. Easton is top notch. If I were you, I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger. Edit: They also have a $15 off $125, so that gets them down to $130.49.



To be honest, i like the shape, weight of Eastons, and also like what i can read in reviews. But i dont like how they look like :)

Of course function first, but if it's possible to have both, that will be best :)

Since i think this many months, i have to decide between this:

1. Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull - Look gorgeus, not so light (207 gm for 42 cm c-c), but i hope that will add to stifness. Nice channels for cables, it will perfectly match my Fizik R1 Stem.

Im wondering why this bar is not more popular then it is? And cant decide how good match the Campagnolo shifters/hoods. I will hate if there is bump on transition, or if levers are too far away if i adjust without bump or based on hoods.


2. Ritchey SuperLogic Evo Curve - Light, stiff. I dont like the top shape backward (main issue for me), and also that there is no marks for the shifters. Graphics could be a bit better, but acceptable.

If i go this way, i'll keep my Fizik R1 Stem


3. Deda SuperLegerra RS - I like the grahpics, light. Seem that is a bit flexy. The main problem with this bar is because of internal routing, very limited adjustment of levers without cable beeing to squezed.


If i go Deda way, i could first get Deda Zero100, check how RHM work for me, then eventually upgrade to this. In both cases (Deda Zero 100 Handlebar or Superleggera), i'll use Deda Zero 100 Stem

4. Easton EC90 SLX3 - Stiff, light, very popular, and seem that match Campagnolo very well. But only thing i dont like is graphics :) Too noisy...

And if i go this way, i'll keep my Fizik R1 Stem.


So need to decide between this finally :)

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:34 pm
by 3Pio
Ok, im ordering Easton EC90SLX3.

Can someone confirm me how this bar is measured, center-center in hoods or drops?

I need 42 cm center-center in hoods. So to get this, do i need to order 42 cm or 44 cm?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mk/e ... nt=Default

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:09 am
by 3Pio
Ok, seem that Easton changed the way of measuring their handlebars. On the older model like EC90 SLX3 they are measuring in drops, on the new models, they measured in hoods.

This is what i got from Easton: "The older bars were measured to the ends of the drops not at the hoods. So a 44cm bar at the hoods would be roughly 42.5-43 at the hoods. The bar you linked me was the older model that is measured this way."

So this wekened im ordering:

1.Easton EC90 SLX3

My shoulders are 42 cm. If i go for 44 version, i'll have 44 cm in drops, and 43 in hoods (a bit more then my shoulders)

If i go for 42 cm, then ill have 41 in the hoods , and 42 in the drops (in the hoods a bit less then my shoulders)

Which one to go? 42 or 44?


or

2. Deda Superleggera Handlebar

Here i'll go for 44 O-O which is 42 cm in hoods and in drops (complement my shoulders).

I want to use here Deda Zero 100 Stem, Black on Black (to complement decals on Bora One 35 Wheelset, and i like that dark gray decals).

Also if i go this way, i'll probably replace my Stock Colnago Seatpost for Deda Superleggero RS Seatpost, which also must complement the coloring scheme of stem and handlebar

Deda Superleggera comes in three colors: Limited RS (new color), Polished Black on Black, and Just Black

On some photos for Black colour scheme i can see the White lettering (which will not complement the BlackOnBlack Stem), and on some others it's Dark Gray (Which Will Complement BlackOnBlack Stem) even they are declared by same coloring Scheme (Black).

So does someone have idea why is this? Maybe the coloring changed from one year to another even they have the same "Black" word for describing?

And what coloring scheme for Deda's Superleggera Handlebar/Seatpost and Deda Zero 100 (This wil be definetly Black On Black) will be best for my C60 MFRG?

Re: [EDITED] What are the most popular handlebars?

Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:38 am
by Gazelleer
prebsy wrote:
Gazelleer wrote:Ritchey WCS Neoclassic 42
Short reach, medium drop classic bend with suitably long flat ends. Super smooth transition from top of bend to brake lever body.
The neoclassic is a gem. Do you have the alloy or the 2017 WCS carbon?

Alloy. Didn't know about the carbon. Will have a look at them, thanks!

I did have a look at the Solostreem integrated though, which copies the neoclassic shape within 2mm's:

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EDIT: comparing them side by side I now see that the Solostreem has shorter flat ends than the Neoclassic which might be a problem for my hands; big hands...

Re: What handlebar do you use?

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 pm
by BrunoDMS
toshi wrote:Ritchey WCS Neo Classic 40.
Actual weight? Thanks

Re: What handlebar do you use?

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:47 pm
by Bigger Gear
Bigger Gear wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Ritchey WCS Curve alloy on 3 bikes, all 44cm. Enve Compact on 1 bike, 42cm. As I make replacements all my bars will migrate down to 42cm. I'm old school and always bought into the "open your chest" for breathing BS but reality is I've been riding wide bars my whole life. I like them a touch better for steep out of saddle climbing, but overall 42cm is a better fit.
Just saw this thread resurrection. As noted last year, I have slowly migrated from 44 c-c to 42 c-c (at the hoods) on all my bikes. I really like the Enve Compact bend, but those bars are mucho pricey. I have found a near exact match in a lightweight alloy is the Zipp Service Course SL-80. Enve reach is 79 mm, Zipp is 80, Enve drop is 127 mm, Zipp is 125. Side by side the transition from the tops to the hoods is almost identical as well. I'm very happy to find an alloy bar that is very close in geometry to the Enve. Now if we could just get a nice selection of high-end stems in 5 mm increments the world would be a much better place. 8)