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nosaad 02-10-20 10:07 PM

Long Reach Handlebars
 
I'm in the market for a handlebar in the neighborhood of 110mm Reach, 140mm Drop, and 370mm Width. I'm a little flexible on dimensions. I found the Olympus/Control Tech bar, which is intriguing, but surely there are other options.

carleton 02-11-20 02:13 AM

Nitto ADB-X:
  • Reach: 115mm (5mm longer)
  • Drop: 150mm (10mm deeper)
  • Width: 37cm
  • URL: https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-adb-...-x_870/product
  • Sort of a hipster cult favorite, but so were Nitto B123 which were raced at the highest levels of the sport.
  • Riding the tops may be uncomfortable due to the angle. But, the same can be said of standard track bars (including Scattos) due to creating room for forearm clearance for standing starts.
http://img-cdn.jg.jugem.jp/b48/89345...02_1449937.jpg
http://img-cdn.jg.jugem.jp/b48/89345...02_1449938.jpg
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Nitto heat treated aluminum is as light and strong as carbon at a fraction of the cost. I've used several pairs over the years. The only downside is that you'll need a 26.0-31.8mm shim for your stem. Not a big deal. I've used shims several times before (even for powerful standing starts), with no issues.

nosaad 02-12-20 07:31 PM

That bar looks great, thanks for the info. Follow-up question.. is there a handling difference between bar/stem combo's so long as the hands are in the same place with respect to the steerer tube?

Example. Will these feel the same all else equal?
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stem: 120
bar reach: 80
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stem: 100
bar reach: 100
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taras0000 02-12-20 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by nosaad (Post 21325739)
That bar looks great, thanks for the info. Follow-up question.. is there a handling difference between bar/stem combo's so long as the hands are in the same place with respect to the steerer tube?

Example. Will these feel the same all else equal?
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stem: 120
bar reach: 80
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stem: 100
bar reach: 100
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As long as the drop is the same, then they will handle the same. Although there are other factors that also influence front end handling, combinations that place your hands in the same spot will keep the same weight distribution over the front axle.

seau grateau 02-13-20 04:21 PM

I've never felt confident in manfacturers' listed reach measurements when it comes to handlebars, as there isn't really any standard for measuring it.


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