Is this the handle bar I need for sweptback?

Limeybastard

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Just wanted to confirm with others on here, would the handlebar below attached below work for the 700XA , plus would I need to buy a stem as well or not? also linked . Many thanks.


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and stem needed? I think the current one on the 700XA would suffice.

 
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Gionnirocket

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I'm not familiar with the 700xa but what you need to match is the clamp size (the very center of the bar) with the current bar if you want to use the current stem. The two bars you linked have different center diameter measurements but yes they are both considered swept back.
 

Limeybastard

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I'm not familiar with the 700xa but what you need to match is the clamp size (the very center of the bar) with the current bar if you want to use the current stem. The two bars you linked have different center diameter measurements but yes they are both considered swept back.
Sorry it was a typo , I meant to state 700XR. I was going by figures under the 1RideUp spec sheet, or was I reading them wrong?. Attached below.
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Limeybastard

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Oh yes, one of the bars I posted wasn't 31.8mm? Ive updated my first post
 
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PedalUma

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I have been finding that 600 is to wide for most riders. It is nice that they supply extra. 1/2 inch could be trimmed from each end. You will want your thumbs about the distance of your armpits and your elbows slightly bent. The bar should ideally be sloped slightly down to the back so your thumbs ride slightly higher than your pinkies.
 

Limeybastard

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I have been finding that 600 is to wide for most riders. It is nice that they supply extra. 1/2 inch could be trimmed from each end. You will want your thumbs about the distance of your armpits and your elbows slightly bent. The bar should ideally be sloped slightly down to the back so your thumbs ride slightly higher than your pinkies.
According the EBR review page, the length of the supplied bar is as follows

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Asher

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I have been finding that 600 is to wide for most riders. It is nice that they supply extra. 1/2 inch could be trimmed from each end. You will want your thumbs about the distance of your armpits and your elbows slightly bent. The bar should ideally be sloped slightly down to the back so your thumbs ride slightly higher than your pinkies.
Agreed. The best bar I've found is the Velo Orange Postino, which is 57cm wide. The Postino is flat but Velo Orange also sells some with rise, specifically the Milano. I'd never heard that about sloping the bar down but it sounds reasonable, wish my bike had flat bars so I could try it.

The Posting has a 25.4 mm diameter but you can buy shims, two semicircle pieces of metal, to close the gap. The Postino's main downside is it doesn't have a ton of straight handlebar space for mounting accessories.

 

PedalUma

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Agreed. The best bar I've found is the Velo Orange Postino, which is 57cm wide. The Postino is flat but Velo Orange also sells some with rise, specifically the Milano. I'd never heard that about sloping the bar down but it sounds reasonable, wish my bike had flat bars so I could try it.

The Posting has a 25.4 mm diameter but you can buy shims, two semicircle pieces of metal, to close the gap. The Postino's main downside is it doesn't have a ton of straight handlebar space for mounting accessories.

@Asher, This bar is on a bike I finished this morning for a Nurse with carpal tunnel. She cannot put much weight on her wrists and wants to be able to stop by pedaling backwards without pulling a hand lever. It has 80Nm and does 27.7Mph. The grips are positioned slightly down. I love the polished arms and the cupholder. This frame is triple butted chromoly, handmade in Europe. Curvy. The saddle is too high in the photos because I test rode it and it is a S/M frame size.
 

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Limeybastard

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@Asher, This bar is on a bike I finished this morning for a Nurse with carpal tunnel. She cannot put much weight on her wrists and wants to be able to stop by pedaling backwards without pulling a hand lever. It has 80Nm and does 27.7Mph. The grips are positioned slightly down. I love the polished arms and the cupholder. This frame is triple butted chromoly, handmade in Europe. Curvy. The saddle is too high in the photos because I test rode it and it is a S/M frame size.
Looks beautiful.