3t ergonova handlebars

vision267
vision267 Posts: 149
edited January 2011 in Road beginners
They tick all the right boxes for me compact reach 77mm and drop 123mm.I can only buy online so I won't get to see them until I buy.Reviews from wiggle are very positive but I don't know if I trust them?

I definitely want a short reach and drop,and I can sent them back if I don't like them but thats more hassel.

Comments

  • Where are you and what size?
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting
  • It is not until you get them out of the box that you will find the 3T Ergonova are actually made out of papier-mache.
  • CarbonCopy
    CarbonCopy Posts: 492
    edited January 2011
    I have a pair of the LTD ones they work for me i used to find riding on the drops hard work.These bars seem to fit me and my bike better and i can ride in the drops and at least feel comfortable now.
    Handle bars are a personal fit thing.The quality is high and the finish is nice.And on that note i highly recommend them..
  • ScottieR3
    ScottieR3 Posts: 207
    I use them on all of my bikes, carbon pair on my race bike and pro's on winter and summer bike, totally love them, superb quality and very comfortable.
    RR/Cross/Commuter: kinesis pro6
    Mtb: On One 456
  • vision267
    vision267 Posts: 149
    Where are you and what size?
    Live in Ireland can't get them here.
  • vision267
    vision267 Posts: 149
    I have a pair of the LTD ones they work for me i used to find riding on the drops hard work.These bars seem to fit me and my bike better and i can ride in the drops and at least feel comfortable now.
    Handle bars are a personal fit thing.The quality is high and the finish is nice.And on that note i highly recommend them..
    I hardly ever use the drops also,I am flexible enough I can touch my toes with my knees locked.However even when I younger and did a little racing it never felt comfortable.

    Now I am in my early forties its not going to get better.I have used a friends bike who has some sort of fsa handle compact bar and it was a better feeling.He recommended the 3t ergonova its a little shallower in the drops and thinks it would be ideal.
  • Vision I`m fastly aproaching 38 years old now and i spend more time on the drops than i ever have.I put this down to better bike fit due to the ergonova bars.I used to feel out of breath and under powered.
    I train on the drops as instructed by my cycling coach and it`s paying dividends :D
    I really am looking forward to summer cycling now. :D
  • Canny Jock
    Canny Jock Posts: 1,051
    Think they're great, was looking for some short reach/shallow drop, and they do what they say.
  • For us mere mortals who are not pros with 3 Bazillion watt sprints, they are really good bars. I've only got the pro bars, but find them really comfortable on the tops with an excellent transition from the tops to the hoods.
  • Like Mr Vision I'd like some feedback on these 3T Ergonova bars, as I've been considering getting a pair.

    I'm using Campag Ergo levers (the King's choice). Looking at the side view it would seem that if you've got small hands and using Campag, then on the drops these bars may give you quite a stretch to reach the brake levers.... and maybe for Campag riders a bar with short reach, shallow drop, and a more rounded drop may be more comfortable when braking on the drops.

    What's the general opinion on this?
  • PS.

    Another thing I noticed with these bars is that the width measurement is taken from outside of the bar ends - which is wider than at the hoods... so if you're buying 3T's size 44 they're not actually going to be 44 on the tops and hoods... more like 42cm. Something to consider, and a compromise if what you really want are 44s.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    PS.

    Another thing I noticed with these bars is that the width measurement is taken from outside of the bar ends - which is wider than at the hoods... so if you're buying 3T's size 44 they're not actually going to be 44 on the tops and hoods... more like 42cm. Something to consider, and a compromise if what you really want are 44s.
    +1. They sort of get wider from the tops towards the bar ends. I have a size 42 and they are about 40cm center-center on the tops just behind the ergos, widening to 42cm c-c or perhaps just over at the ends of the drops. They are, however, nearer 42cm (maybe 41.5) at the point you would grip them when you are in the drops. Although I moved from a standard 42cm they actually feel fine to me despite being narrower at the ergos. I do go back and forward between the hoods and the drops a lot though. If you are half-way between sizes with normal bars, these would be ideal.

    They're great bars - the shape makes them feel very natural in the drops. Re: papier-mache comments - they are stiffer than my previous carbon bars (which were Reynolds and quite good) and plenty stiff enough for me, but I'm 63kg and can't sprint... :wink:
  • neeb wrote:
    PS.

    Another thing I noticed with these bars is that the width measurement is taken from outside of the bar ends - which is wider than at the hoods... so if you're buying 3T's size 44 they're not actually going to be 44 on the tops and hoods... more like 42cm. Something to consider, and a compromise if what you really want are 44s.
    +1. They sort of get wider from the tops towards the bar ends. I have a size 42 and they are about 40cm center-center on the tops just behind the ergos, widening to 42cm c-c or perhaps just over at the ends of the drops. They are, however, nearer 42cm (maybe 41.5) at the point you would grip them when you are in the drops. Although I moved from a standard 42cm they actually feel fine to me despite being narrower at the ergos. I do go back and forward between the hoods and the drops a lot though. If you are half-way between sizes with normal bars, these would be ideal.

    They're great bars - the shape makes them feel very natural in the drops. Re: papier-mache comments - they are stiffer than my previous carbon bars (which were Reynolds and quite good) and plenty stiff enough for me, but I'm 63kg and can't sprint... :wink:

    +2

    I normally take 42cm bars, but have gone up to 44's for the ergonova's and they fit fine.