Short Reach Handlebars?
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    Short Reach Handlebars?

    Anyone have a good description of what "short reach" handlebars are? Are they the same as what I see listed sometimes as "compact" handlebars?

    SR handlebars have been recommended to me as a possible solution to a fitting problem.

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    Short Reach Handlebars?

    Yup. Compact bars have short reach and shallow drop. They are also designed to have a flat transition to the brake hoods.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    Here's some good comparisons.

    Road Drop Bar Geometry : La Rueda Tropical

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Here's some good comparisons.
    Road Drop Bar Geometry : La Rueda Tropical
    Good info!

    Yeah, compact bars usually have about 75mm reach and 125mm drop. My favorites.
    "When you know absolutely nothing, anyone who knows 1% more than nothing sounds like an expert."

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Here's some good comparisons.

    Road Drop Bar Geometry : La Rueda Tropical
    Awesome, thanks very much!

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