We're talking about drop handles here.
Dimensionally for drop handles
Reach: Dimension protruding forward
Drop・・・Difference between top and bottom
Other words I hear often are “anatomical”, “shallow” or “normal”.
Anatomic is an ergonomically shaped handle that is generally
That's what I call the angular one.
Shallow or normal is a handle with a constant curve when viewed from the side, which is simply a round curve.
Width is generally said to be about the same as shoulder width or slightly wider. If you actually have upper body strength
It is said that a wider one is easier to run, but in sprints (short distances), a narrower one is easier to generate power.
There is also a preference, but it is decided by the difference between when you hold the top and when you hold the bottom.
From the ratio, people with long arms have little change in the upper body even with a handlebar with a large drop, but people with short arms
The change is too large to be useful.
Japanese people have short arms, so it seems that a smaller drop is easier to use.
It's the same as the drop and has something to do with arm length.
Since the front and back position changes, if the change is too large, it will be easy to get tired.
If you are 170cm or less, I think short reach is good.
It's also cheap from Nitto, and finally got a short reach. The previous model had a whopping 110 reach
Because of its length, the condition changed greatly, and it was a handle exclusively for people over 180 cm.
It became considerably easy to use this time with 86 millimeters.
the shape is
It also depends on the size of your hands, but people with large hands tend to prefer anatomic.
The reason for this is that normal bending makes the palm feel like it is floating.
STI-compatible handles have also been released, but many people seem to replace them again because the reach is too large.
Recently, 3t has released a handle with a wonderful shape, and I finally got the handle that I wanted.
I really feel it.
There are also light aluminum materials available, but soft materials are not recommended because they lack stability on downhills.
I think something hard enough at the end of the handle is stable. The same goes for old handles
Yes. The fluffy feeling on the descent may be caused by the steering wheel.
has increased, and the number of fairly good products has also increased. Sturdy enough not to bend when the lower end of the handle is pushed from the left and right
A handle is recommended. Some models have weak stems, so choose carefully.
If the handlebars are soft, there is a feeling that the bicycle does not run straight on a high-speed downhill.
I feel that the uphill slope is soft and lost when dancing.
There is no magnesium in the handle, but sticky aluminum or carbon would be best if possible.
Most models with integrated stems are stronger.
However, there are soft ones that specialize in light weight.
Deda and Cinelli are used by professionals, so they are quite rigid.
For those who are particular about the angle, normal is better.
The important part seems to be the stem.
The handle is strong, and even if it is hard, the carbon stem seems to give it a soft feel.
Clamp (handle diameter)
25.4 or 32...
Now (2004) may be a turning point. The advantage of OS(32) is its light weight and durability.
The advantage of 25.4 (normal) is that there are many options
From 2005, it is expected that 32Φ will increase considerably. Especially for carbon, the larger the circumference, the
Fewer curves and more contact surface means less strain on the carbon fiber.
After trying various steering wheels, you can decide what you like, but once you get used to it, you won't mind.
Also a part.
Taller people tend to get used to it more easily than people with shorter arms.