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ultraman6970
10-08-2014, 10:32 PM
I'm having kind'a hard time finding an ERGO type of compact handlebar, anybody have some experience with any of the following ones?? The Nitto M106 looks supr nice but is insane expensive, havent been able to find even used ones for example.

Deda Piega
IRD blackbird
Nitto M106 NAS
Nitto M184
Soma Hwy One

For example I had moving around a ITM pro something, nice handlebar but at the time I put the shifters high enough where I like them, I can't reach the brake levers from the drops for example.

Any suggestions???

Thanks.

eddief
10-08-2014, 10:46 PM
in the old days anatomic meant not smooth curved radius. Soma bars are not anatomic according to that criterion.

I have used FSA Omega and those are just fine.

thirdgenbird
10-08-2014, 10:46 PM
The hwy one is finished nicely. It's a little heavy compared to high end bars, but it is plenty stiff in return. It's a nice for for 10spd era campy and doesn't break the bank.

ultraman6970
10-08-2014, 10:56 PM
Thanks... yeah... will smooth curve but compact... that gets kind'a flat at the top, the ITM i have is not as flat at the top but with the squared type of bend in the bars, I might need to put like a 1 foot long brake lever to reach them from the bottom of the handlebars, and changing the angle of the handlebar doesnt help too much :)

Ergo is the word I'm looking for?

eddief
10-08-2014, 11:25 PM
come to think of it, don't think Omegas are available in 26.0.

Thanks... yeah... will smooth curve but compact... that gets kind'a flat at the top, the ITM i have is not as flat at the top but with the squared type of bend in the bars, I might need to put like a 1 foot long brake lever to reach them from the bottom of the handlebars, and changing the angle of the handlebar doesnt help too much :)

Ergo is the word I'm looking for?

Neil
10-09-2014, 12:06 AM
The M106 may be expensive but they are beautifully made and very stiff.

Please forgive the terrible photograph:

https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1526825_10152158053113638_1110693812_n.jpg

ultraman6970
10-09-2014, 12:09 AM
That's exactly what I'm looking for. Yeah are expensive :/

Thanks a lot for the picture :)

cash05458
10-09-2014, 12:17 AM
not sure if it fits your criteria...but my fave's are Deda anatomic 215's...great bars with lots of top space leading to brifters and then a drop...might want to check them out if you know anyone who has any...for me, most comfortable bars out there...and you can get them used for very cheap...Jeff

Saint Vitus
10-09-2014, 12:48 AM
I had this same conundrum recently, so I went with the Soma bars. I only just installed them so I'm still evaluating them.

The biggest change that I noticed in comparison to my previous Nitto bars (not the 106, I forget which model...) was the radius from the flat to the top of the drop, it's tighter on the Soma and will take me some getting used to, also the leverage on the Soma bars when out of the saddle for me is quicker/twitchier for obvious reasons of the geometry.

EricEstlund
10-09-2014, 12:55 AM
M184
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15340157911_6df92fd239_z.jpg

M106
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3775/12502873733_9452f0ec33_z.jpg

Highway One
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/12660990454_33852d8389_z.jpg

Admiral Ackbar
10-09-2014, 01:10 AM
I've used the deda piega before i switched to a 31.8 stem, they worked for me. I'm not a huge fan on short & shallow/compact bars but i wanted a narrow (~38cm) bar and they were CHEAP. no regrets, would recommend.

Steve in SLO
10-09-2014, 01:11 AM
Another alternative if you can find them: Civia Emersons.
Available in black and silver, they have a very nice curve.

cash05458
10-09-2014, 01:21 AM
sounds like what you guys are saying is that maybe those piega bars pretty much the same as the old deda anatomic 215's...is that correct? would be good as they are more available...would appreciate any info...

EricEstlund
10-09-2014, 01:34 AM
The new Piega is a 75mm reach/ 130mm drop with an RHM bend. The "old" Piega (still in stock at many distros) is an 86mm reach/ 140mm drop with a semi "ergo" flat in the hook of the bar similar in shape to the 215 Ergo (but not the Round or Shallow 215).

cash05458
10-09-2014, 01:54 AM
great info..thanks Eric...those deda 215's are getting pricey...so appreciate that!

martinez
10-09-2014, 02:41 AM
+1 for the civia emersons.
Perfect shape although not the stiffest bars out there

benjamine74
10-09-2014, 04:06 AM
The 26.0mm Soma hwy one is a great bar for the money, it's exactly same profile as 3ttt ergonova that cost twice as much.

Plenty stiff enough, shiny and very comfortable with my 10 speed Campagnolo.
I'm even thinking of replacing my 26.4mm Cinelli Giro ditlaia on my classic Puch.
Once I went compact, deep drop bars make me avoid riding in the drops.

ultraman6970
10-09-2014, 06:55 AM
Nice pictures, I dont know that much about handlebars because I got lucky to find the ones I like right away. So haven't get too deep onto handlebars and some info here looks super solid.

The only problem is that some stuff is not available even used like the Nitto ones. One thing for sure, to me at least is easier to go over the pedals (control wise) when the levers are upper, that's the other reason I'm asking about the ergo type of handlebars.

Notice some carbon ones from easton, they did work?? or are weak due to the tube diameter? any experiences?

blood.meridian
10-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Have you looked at Nitto 178 (Rivendell's bend)?

phcollard
10-09-2014, 07:19 AM
... some stuff is widely available even used like the Nitto ones.

Fixed that for ya :D

http://www.alexscycle.com/handlebars/road-1-2/?currency=USD

Admiral Ackbar
10-09-2014, 08:21 AM
whoa i had no idea nitto did a carbon bar... or those ones specifically for sti levers

*the more you know*

ultraman6970
10-09-2014, 08:36 AM
They started with carbon this year I think. But road STI stuff they have been producing it for a while now, the issue is that are hard to find even used.

ultraman6970
10-09-2014, 08:39 AM
Thanks... saw them but you add shipping and then you get US pricing... dont have 150 bucks (at least now) for one of those nitto handlebars :/

Fixed that for ya :D

http://www.alexscycle.com/handlebars/road-1-2/?currency=USD

thirdgenbird
10-09-2014, 08:47 AM
They started with carbon this year I think. But road STI stuff they have been producing it for a while now, the issue is that are hard to find even used.

Do they make them in house?

ultraman6970
10-09-2014, 08:54 AM
No clue, sorry :(

one60
10-09-2014, 10:21 AM
I've had a 26.0 pair of racelites on a LOOK. They have a bit flex when pulling on the drops not enough to slow your sprint, but its there.

EricEstlund
10-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Lots of the Nitto stuff is available in the US, but you sometimes need an actual shop to get it for you. I sell a decent amount of Nitto, including the ones I showed. You don't always need to go directly to a Japanese source.

I do use a fair number of the Soma bars, too. Pretty nice for the money.

ntb1001
10-09-2014, 12:14 PM
Funny...I just bought shallow drop compact bars in 26.0 clamp size...I just got home from my ride this morning. .and they're on my front porch...Thank you Canada Post.
These are Civia Emerson bars.. only $38 from Niagara Cycle.
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/civia-emerson-handlebar-44cm-shallow-drop-26-0-clamp-silver

I ordered them because I want to change from a threadless adapter back to a quill and 26.0 bars on my Pinarello Vuelta but I had a hard time finding a modern bar in that size so I thought I would try these.
I don't know how they are yet. ..but they look good for the price.


http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/09/1d6708384b3974d3069e3a0b4e96d81e.jpghttp://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/09/06c230f005fe64f677d18dce2a36e0c3.jpg

SlackMan
10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
[QUOTE=EricEstlund;1636002]M184
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/15340157911_6df92fd239_z.jpg

At the risk of thread jacking, anyone know what size and type tires are on the bike pictured earlier in the thread?

modernfuturist
10-09-2014, 12:30 PM
650b x 38mm, Compass Baby Shoe Pass - Extra Leger

More pics of that sweet, sweet bike here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22538785@N05/sets/72157645023293801).

EricEstlund
10-09-2014, 12:36 PM
That's the correct tire, but these are the 42mm size.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/15005040400_a29c5196e9_z.jpg

modernfuturist
10-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Oh wuttt! I remember talking to the lucky owner of said bike and thought he was stoked on 650b x 38mm.

Anyways I'll have to pay more attention to it in person when I inevitably take it for a spin around the block. :bike:

SlackMan
10-09-2014, 01:15 PM
That's the correct tire, but these are the 42mm size.
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Thanks for both replies above!

EricEstlund
10-09-2014, 03:18 PM
He's so excited he can't think straight;)