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Steve K
01-03-2007, 02:42 PM
Hi:

I'm looking for the brifter reach for the hoods of Campy 10, Shimano 10 and SRAM in order to understand switching between each and retaining the same overall reach. Thanks - Steve

93legendti
01-03-2007, 03:16 PM
I am not sure about Sram, but these may help:

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=16537&highlight=sti+reach

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=15920&highlight=reach

Grant McLean
01-03-2007, 04:17 PM
Don't change your stem length, change your bar. Changing the stem
size messes up the other hand positons on the bar, like hands near
the stem.

Many of the "new" shallow reach handlebars have less forward reach,
like 78mm instead of 90mm for just this reason.

http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.aspx?layout=product&taxid=41&pid=792


g

Len J
01-03-2007, 04:25 PM
Don't change your stem length, change your bar. Changing the stem
size messes up the other hand positons on the bar, like hands near
the stem.

Many of the "new" shallow reach handlebars have less forward reach,
like 78mm instead of 90mm for just this reason.

http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.aspx?layout=product&taxid=41&pid=792


g

I've never heard it put that way but it's spot on.

BTW, My experience is that Campy reach is between 1 & 1 1/2 cm shorter than Shimano 10 speed. I have no clue about SRAM as I won't even consider them untiltheve been in the market for a couple of years and debugged.

YMMV

Len

Smiley
01-03-2007, 05:06 PM
I chose to build my wife's bike with SRAM and on the size cycle they feel to her hands GREAT. I went ahead and ordered another SRAM Rival grouppo for my Hors to convert that 9 speed Shimano set up to SRAM. I have a 10 speed Ultegra set up on my Uniscasi and would now in hindsight liked a SRAM better. No comment on the shifting but I am guessing it will be just fine. The hoods in a nutshell ride higher on the bends making for a better ramp from the tops to the brifters and with my wife's POCO bars they ramp better then Shimano or Campy.

LenJ , Sram has been building bullet proof MTB stuff for years so I doubt they would mess up on the highly anticipated product release :) Try it you may like it !!!

Len J
01-03-2007, 05:11 PM
LenJ , Sram has been building bullet proof MTB stuff for years so I doubt they would mess up on the highly anticipated product release :) Try it you may like it !!!

No thanks.........I'll let them "cut their teeth" elsewhere first.

Other first year issues from Experienced companies that I remember:

1.) Shimano recalling initial cleats on new pedals.....had been making pedals for years.
2.) Any auto companies first year model is usually buggy as hell.....
3.) Software...need I say more.
4.) Campy's entry to the MTB market....ouch.


I'm just conservative when it comes to new stuff is all.

Len