The comfort of narrow handlebars.

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trackflack
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by trackflack

Though not sure of the quality

Edd
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by Edd

The Prime Primavera Handlebars are really good quality. I have 3 pairs. 2x 38cm and 1x 36cm. They have no flare however.

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TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

This may be worth its own thread, but I've actually bothered to measure my 40cm ENVE SES Aero bars and they are actually more like 34.2cm at the top of the lever clamping area rather than 35cm. Bottom photo is compared to AeroCoach Ornix bars.

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CustomMetal
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by CustomMetal

I'm on a 34cm hoods 41cm drops bar and love it
Allegra- Steel Lugs TBC
Aurelia- Stainless All Road 8.5kg
Bertha- TT 9.8kg
Perdita- Ti Turbo bike 8kg
Serenity- Ti Gravel 9.5kg/8.9kg
Verity- Ti Aero 8.2kg
Alya- Ti Climbing TBC

All weights with pedals,cages & garmin mount

aroundtheworldguy
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by aroundtheworldguy

Focusing on core strength and pelvic position drills could also promote a weight distribution that relies less on hands/arms.

Consider a bike fit to verify your setup and identify any fitting issues that contribute to hand discomfort in different positions.

warthog101
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by warthog101

CustomMetal wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:29 am
I'm on a 34cm hoods 41cm drops bar and love it
What bar is that? I'm interested in checking it out.

CustomMetal
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by CustomMetal

warthog101 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:20 am
CustomMetal wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:29 am
I'm on a 34cm hoods 41cm drops bar and love it
What bar is that? I'm interested in checking it out.
Custom 3D printed Ti Tom Sturdy Bar designed for his bikes ....
Allegra- Steel Lugs TBC
Aurelia- Stainless All Road 8.5kg
Bertha- TT 9.8kg
Perdita- Ti Turbo bike 8kg
Serenity- Ti Gravel 9.5kg/8.9kg
Verity- Ti Aero 8.2kg
Alya- Ti Climbing TBC

All weights with pedals,cages & garmin mount

warthog101
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by warthog101

CustomMetal wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2023 1:00 pm
warthog101 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2023 11:20 am
CustomMetal wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:29 am
I'm on a 34cm hoods 41cm drops bar and love it
What bar is that? I'm interested in checking it out.
Custom 3D printed Ti Tom Sturdy Bar designed for his bikes ....
Not off the shelf then, thanks though.

Savon
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by Savon

Do you have any experiences with epicondylitis, either from switching from a wide to a narrow handlebar, or simply by turning the levers inward?

CustomMetal
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Nope, just feels more natural
Allegra- Steel Lugs TBC
Aurelia- Stainless All Road 8.5kg
Bertha- TT 9.8kg
Perdita- Ti Turbo bike 8kg
Serenity- Ti Gravel 9.5kg/8.9kg
Verity- Ti Aero 8.2kg
Alya- Ti Climbing TBC

All weights with pedals,cages & garmin mount

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