Chasing that elusive perfect transition to the hoods

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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jever98
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by jever98

I'm still chasing the optimal transition to the hoods. On my winter bike, using the Deda Zero100 RHM alloy, I felt I was pretty close. Picture here. However, it's not a light bar. The Superleggera RHM works out slightly differently and has a bit of dip before the hoods

What I'm looking for:
- Short reach and compact
- Light
- No "dip" towards the hoods
- Almost no angle between the hoods and the transition
- No need to angle the bars up to get the flat transition - the bottom of the bar should almost be horizontal
- Diameter not too thin (Berk's SRP or the Bontrager Superlight are too thin for me)
- Nice round shape, ideally like Deda RHM

It would be great to get recommendations. Currently, I have my eye on:
- Schmolke EVO: https://www.schmolke-carbon.com/product ... e-evo-tlo/
- MCFK new shape: http://www.mcfk.de/2/lenker/lenker-renn ... d-318.html

Cheers
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morganb
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by morganb

My favorite hood/bar transition is the Zipp SL70 (announced at eurobike as now in carbon today). I actually run the Deda RHM on my winter bike and its pretty close in hood transition. 70mm reach/128 drop I believe.

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jever98
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by jever98

Thanks! That's the kind of recommendation I'm looking for :)
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