Alloy handlebar cca. 230g ?

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StanK
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bm0p700f wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:53 pm
... Why is the low weight do important it's narrowing your choice alot...
In first place, because it's weightweenies.com.
If I have to explain it here, why would like to have lighter ... something, anything... Doesn't make any sense to me.

Of course that I don't want something light, just because is light. And I believe that any decent manufacturer would not put product on the market, that is so bad that is of no use to me. Especially regarding handlebars.

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3Pio wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 pm
... Wonderinf where did u find Easton EC90SLX3 for nice price? Since is discountinue for a while, last time i tried to find brand new was very expensive (like two months ago)...
I'm not gonna tell you right now. Maybe monday. :D
C'mon, little Google use and you'll find it in 10 seconds.. Maybe we didn't understand each other. It's 120GBP, so not that cheap (but, yeah, I saw it was a lot pricier), but on upper limit of my budget.

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StanK wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:17 pm
3Pio wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:05 pm
... Wonderinf where did u find Easton EC90SLX3 for nice price? Since is discountinue for a while, last time i tried to find brand new was very expensive (like two months ago)...
I'm not gonna tell you right now. Maybe monday. :D
C'mon, little Google use and you'll find it in 10 seconds.. Maybe we didn't understand each other. It's 120GBP, so not that cheap (but, yeah, I saw it was a lot pricier), but on upper limit of my budget.
I used google of course :) (but two months ago). Not so important anyway, after installig Deda's with internal routing.. I will not uninstall it after whole effort :)

Just for ur information when i was buying mine i bought on big discount... 100 eur brand new (plus taxes in my country)....

If u live near Ucka mountain next above Opatija.. Real proper test if the handlebar is flex or not :)

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IvanZg wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Went with Specialised one with short reach (60mm), 38cm version. That one is rather heavy at 304g.
I remember, some 30 years ago I bought new bike (Favorit, czech brand) and it had really narrow handlebar. I meassure it then, but can't remember exact number. It was 34cm, or 36cm. And it was really, really narrow to me, really uncomfortable.
With the first money I saved, I went and bought a "real" handlebar (I don't know 40,42 or even 44). So, I'm not going below 40cm - no way.

Btw. IvanZG ... That means Zagreb?

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3Pio wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:21 pm
... If u live near Ucka mountain next above Opatija.. Real proper test if the handlebar is flex or not :)
Well, don't tell me you are from Croatia too?
I'm some 350km east from Opatija. Not that far, but not near either. I would like to do Učka (as well as Biokovo climb), but ... maybe one day.

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StanK wrote:
3Pio wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:21 pm
... If u live near Ucka mountain next above Opatija.. Real proper test if the handlebar is flex or not :)
Well, don't tell me you are from Croatia too?
I'm some 350km east from Opatija. Not that far, but not near either. I would like to do Učka (as well as Biokovo climb), but ... maybe one day.
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I have a Ritchey WCS Curve alloy handlebar at 238g for 42cm.
Reach is 73mm though. I think the Logic curve has a little more reach for sensibly the same weight.
They are the lightest stiff oversize alloy bars I had.
I also have 3T Rotundo Pro, Fizik Cyrano R3, Pro Vibe alloy bar (heaviest at 259g).

Louis :)

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StanK wrote:
IvanZg wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Went with Specialised one with short reach (60mm), 38cm version. That one is rather heavy at 304g.
I remember, some 30 years ago I bought new bike (Favorit, czech brand) and it had really narrow handlebar. I meassure it then, but can't remember exact number. It was 34cm, or 36cm. And it was really, really narrow to me, really uncomfortable.
With the first money I saved, I went and bought a "real" handlebar (I don't know 40,42 or even 44). So, I'm not going below 40cm - no way.

Btw. IvanZG ... That means Zagreb?
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StanK wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:13 pm
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And no, im not from Croatia :) (But also not too far from Croatia :).. From Opatija around 900 km, from Zagreb 700 km :) )

But have friends there and been to Opatija many times.. Even 2 x 15 days just for riding Ucka (i have not been on beach even once in second time :) )

UCKA is tough climb :), u must do it.. And really nice MTB trails (the problem is u have to climb 1000 meters until u reach XC Trails... :) )

And if u go there, visit restaurant Slatina (ex SKOPJE) for Blitva, Lignje i Vino :) (thats was what i was doing after every tough ride :) )

I isto mislim da dobro razumem Hrvatski, mozda zbog Alan Ford :), mozda i zbog prijatelja koje imam tamo, a mozda i zbog toga sto smo davno bili deo iste drzave :)

Sorry for Off Topic :)


p.s .Im from Skopje, Macedonia

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LouisN wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:16 pm
I have a Ritchey WCS Curve alloy handlebar at 238g for 42cm...
On previous bike I used lot of stuff from Ritchey (handlebar, stem x2, seat x2, seatpost). Ok, only saddle was WCS range, but somehow... I get tired of Ritchey. Bit hard to explain, but I'm not to keen to put anything of Ritchey on my new bike (not anymore so new, but ...). Somehow their graphic are ... I looked on them too much time so far, I guess :D

And shape of handlebars seems to me slightly dated (because I've been similar to this in the last 10 years), so ... Yeah, I know, it's a bit irracional ... and that weight of 240-250g is ... somewhat in between, so - no Ritchey, I'm afraid.

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StanK wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:28 pm
IvanZg wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Went with Specialised one with short reach (60mm), 38cm version. That one is rather heavy at 304g.
I remember, some 30 years ago I bought new bike (Favorit, czech brand) and it had really narrow handlebar. I meassure it then, but can't remember exact number. It was 34cm, or 36cm. And it was really, really narrow to me, really uncomfortable.
With the first money I saved, I went and bought a "real" handlebar (I don't know 40,42 or even 44). So, I'm not going below 40cm - no way.

Btw. IvanZG ... That means Zagreb?
Btw, just did Zwift session with this new setup with 38cm bars and it seems to be spot on for me.
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As you mentioned Ergonova so Ernova (renamed ergonova) would be also a budget carbon option. Just bought 40cm Ernova ltd (170g) for 190€ from Salden.nl but they also offer Ernova team for 145€.

https://www.saldenbikes.com/3t-ernova-t ... bocht.html

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Well, that too is interesting. Is slightly more than Easton, but Easton is only in 44cm available (EU). Ok, on hoods would be 42cm, so no problem.
But, more I thinking of that internal routing of the cables, I like idea less. So, think I would choose one without internal routing. Cables didn't bother me up to now, can't see real point (advantage) why to bother with that now.

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StanK wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Well, that too is interesting. Is slightly more than Easton, but Easton is only in 44cm available (EU). Ok, on hoods would be 42cm, so no problem.
But, more I thinking of that internal routing of the cables, I like idea less. So, think I would choose one without internal routing. Cables didn't bother me up to now, can't see real point (advantage) why to bother with that now.
Easton use External routing, not Internal... And for me 44cm in drops is too wide ( i realized after i switched to 42 drops/40 hoods, and then tried even narrower.. Perfect for me now is 40cm)

Biggest advantage i got from going narrower is beeing more aero (and this provide more benefit then going aero frame or aero handlebar), but this is other topic.. And could not see for any disandvatage (i need to get used of it about 5-10 rides..)

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