Short reach aero handlebar recommendations

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Miles253
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by Miles253

Hi All,

Following a bike fit, I've been advised that I need to shorten my reach significantly. This will mean dropping stem size and also could be worth reducing the reach of my handlebars which is currently up at 85mm.

Does anybody have any recommendations for short reach - around 75mm - aero shape handlebars? Aero tops are more about comfort on the tops than flat out aero by the way.

I notice Canyon do any unbranded aero cockpit that appears to be swept back for reduced reach, is this a good option? (obviously after I ensure the fit is right)

Cheers
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Canyon Ultimate CF SL | 7.5kg

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ALAN Carbon+
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by ALAN Carbon+

Zipp SL70 ergo, Pro Plt Compact ergo and Ritchey WCS streem are worth a look along with some of the Deda options.

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IvanZg
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by IvanZg

I am using Zipp Sl70 aero and they are great. 70mm reach, more comfortable then my previous round aluminum bars and they weight 223g @38cm width. Also do not have any problem with levers nor stem slippage…

Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

Vision Metron 4D
Really like the feel of the tops
But reach is 80mm
Weight 214g for 44cm
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naylor343
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by naylor343

Pro Plt ergo. Very comfortable on the tops and a good price too. I love them, but would say that they are more a flat topped standard bar than an 'aero' bar.

snowdevlin
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by snowdevlin

IvanZg wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:16 am
I am using Zipp Sl70 aero and they are great. 70mm reach, more comfortable then my previous round aluminum bars and they weight 223g @38cm width. Also do not have any problem with levers nor stem slippage…
I second this, have been using it for 6 months and loving it!

Dan112
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by Dan112

snowdevlin wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:24 pm
IvanZg wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:16 am
I am using Zipp Sl70 aero and they are great. 70mm reach, more comfortable then my previous round aluminum bars and they weight 223g @38cm width. Also do not have any problem with levers nor stem slippage…
I second this, have been using it for 6 months and loving it!
As above I love mine, easy to route the cables and very comfy. I tried the deda superzero carbon bars before and the difference in quality between them and the zipps where night and day

ProN3wbie
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by ProN3wbie

I currently run Zipp SL70 on two bikes. I love them to the point where I'm not sure I can ride anything else that isn't 70mm reach.

One day I'll get these bars from Chapter 2 for a dream build. https://us.chapter2bikes.com/mana-handlebar.html/

Miles253
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by Miles253

I'll check out the Zipps, I had completely assumed the Zipps would be quite long in the reach.

Has anybody got any experience with the Canyon H31 https://media-cdn.canyon.com/dw/image/v ... m=jpg&q=80?
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sychen
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by sychen

Specialized aerofly2?

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Miles253
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by Miles253

sychen wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:33 am
Specialized aerofly2?

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It's an 80mm reach bar, I need 70-75.

Unfortunately, as it's nice looking!
Rose Backroad | 9kg
Canyon Ultimate CF SL | 7.5kg

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Visus
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by Visus

Before you shell out a lot of cash do you mind posting a photo from the side of you on the bike? Do you experience back/neckpain? You need to question the "fitters".

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MayhemSWE
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by MayhemSWE

Visus wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:47 am
Before you shell out a lot of cash do you mind posting a photo from the side of you on the bike? Do you experience back/neckpain? You need to question the "fitters".
Yes, there is already a multi-page thread about the thread starters neck pain…

Visus
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by Visus

Missed that one. I'd buy the cheapest Alu Stems in 70, 80, 90, 100 and may be 110mm and try each of them on the same route (minimum 80km!). Just to verify your fit.
Then if you'd need the 80 or 70mm Stem with your current handlebars, get the Zipp SL-70 Aero's (just for the looks so you can pick the 80 or 90mm stem), if 90 or above suits you maybe keep the handlebar?

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mendiz
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by mendiz

The shortest reach is AX-Lightness AX 4200, is 66 mm. I bought in Bike24.com, With 70 mm reach you have several options, Cinelli Neos is very good price, 218 euros. Zipp another option with 70 mm.
Mcfk and Lightweight is 75 and 77. With 75 there are a lot of options, Specialized too are 75.
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