Narrow deep drop handlebars

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emcardle
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by emcardle

I'm currently riding 36cm bars and i love them. The only issue I have is that the drop is not very much at 125mm. Are there any 36cm handlebars with a deep drop? (around 140mm or more)

I know there are some track bars that are but I'm also using a -17 degree 140mm stem so the stem clamp size would be an issue.

Thinking of getting custom bars done if there are none available.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

morganb
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by morganb

What bars you riding in 36cm? I haven't seen many options that narrow that are designed for road use.

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emcardle
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by emcardle

I'm using a set of FSA bars marked as 38 but they are measured outside to outside so in effect 36cm.

prebsy
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by prebsy

http://www.petitebikefit.com/resources- ... andlebars/

Sounds like the Salsa might be the trick at 140mm of drop..... if you can find it.

topflightpro
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by topflightpro

I think Zipp makes a 36, but I'm pretty sure it's compact. At that size, most bars are designed for small riders or children, who don't really need a lot of drop.

Also, I'm pretty sure FSA measures C-C, so you may want to double check your bars.

Lastly, most track bars are not well designed for shifters.

prebsy
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by prebsy

the zipps are between 125 and 128. I ran them in a 36, nice bars.

emcardle
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by emcardle

topflightpro wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:28 pm


Also, I'm pretty sure FSA measures C-C, so you may want to double check your bars.

Lastly, most track bars are not well designed for shifters.
You’re right! The bars are actually marked as 36cm. I’m thinking of deda bars.
prebsy wrote: http://www.petitebikefit.com/resources- ... andlebars/

Sounds like the Salsa might be the trick at 140mm of drop..... if you can find it.
Unfortunately these are anatomic bars and I couldn’t stand the look of them on my bike :(

prebsy
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by prebsy

The carbon poco seems to be made in the non-fugly bend.
Good luck finding it though looks like these were discontinued quite a while ago.

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bremerradkurier
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by bremerradkurier

Used to love Cinelli 66 handlebars back in the day when I could tolerate that much drop.

nemeseri
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by nemeseri

topflightpro wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Also, I'm pretty sure FSA measures C-C, so you may want to double check your bars.

Lastly, most track bars are not well designed for shifters.
It measures c-c but in the drops and they usually add a bit of an angle to them resulting in 36 c-c hood position. At least that was the case with my FSA omega 40cm bar. Measured 38cm at the hoods.

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