Schmolke vs haero vs Thm bars

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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

I'm currently using wr Compositi bars which are too heavy (254 grams) and I find there is too much of a downward ramp to the shifters. Ideally im looking for something under 170 grams for a 42cm c-to-c. Ideally I want very little if no ramp down to shifters to get comfy on the long climbs. Schmolke evo tlo seems the best match, any views?

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by NiFTY

All have a compact geometry. Reach on the haero is the shortest so this might exact stem length ( 70 vs 77/78). The haero is like a shorter ergonova. The thm is a clone of the current superergo. The haero has the deepest drop 130 vs 119/123. The thm and haero have flare, schmolke does not. I have had the haero for years and it is good and stiff enough but would probably prefer a bit more reach for hand comfort. Schmolke is the lightest.
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by dereksmalls

I had no idea that THM did a handlebar, I can’t say I’ve even seen one on anyone’s build on here.

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by RyanH

@dereksmalls THM just announced it probably no more than a month ago, no idea if they have even started shipping yet.
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by dereksmalls

RyanH wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:59 am
@dereksmalls THM just announced it probably no more than a month ago, no idea if they have even started shipping yet.
That'll be why then. :lol:
I see they are about the same price across the board for each brand

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by beanbiken

I have the Schmolke's on one bike [SL verson]....... Quality and finish are first rate but I have one complaint/dislike about them and that is they are damn fat up top for smallish hands. Also the channel for your cables is very shallow, for comfort I prefer my 3T Ergonovas. But would I but the Smolkes's again, no problem

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by wheelsONfire

Bike ahead also got a handlebar now
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KaneChang
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by KaneChang

Bike ahead = 164g (44cm, only 44 & 46cm now/MAX rider 95kg)
THM = 149g (40-42-44cm options/MAX rider 110kg)
Schmolke =14Xg (42-44cm/MAX rider 75~110kg options)
haero SL145 = 160g (40-42-44cm/MAX rider unknow)
AX lightness AX4200 Ergo = 168g (40-42-44cm/MAX rider 100kg)

campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Thanks everyone - I'm leaning towards the schmolke at the moment as it seems to have the flattest section to the shifters which is what I'm after. I also use schmolke shifter clamps as well and they should fit without scratching the lacquer.

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trimenc
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by trimenc

I also have the schmolke shifter clamps and am using them on my THM TLO bars.....they have not scratched the lacquer at all.

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