Tornova alternative

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havana
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by havana

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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Slack
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by Slack

Ritchey Neo Classic has a traditional drop with a flat transition, available in carbon and alloy.
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havana
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by havana

True, but it has a "thin" top.

Fizik Cyrano snake?
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Slack
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by Slack

It's just regular handle bar width on the top, it's not thinner.

boots2000
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by boots2000

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..

AJS914
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by AJS914

havana wrote:True, but it has a "thin" top.


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

wingguy
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by wingguy

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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by MisterMuncher

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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