The 5° backsweep makes for a compact and aerodynamic position. Our new Compact drops effectively raise the brake hoods, the levers are easier to reach, with small hands in particular. When riding on the hoods the horizontal forward part of the drop makes for an unbroken line with the hoods.
These carbon handlebars too are made to measure. The effective diameter is 25.9 mm, hence stems from 25.8 mm to 26 mm clamping diameter may be used. All our carbon dropbars are designed to work with 4-bolt stems. These thin walled handlebars may be completed with our custom made oversize carbon bar plugs.
Keep in mind that we measure our road bars from the outside to the outside. Our handlebars as standard are not made to be used with triathlon or time trial bars. If you want to use one of our bars with aero bars, please tell us when placing your order. The necessary strengthening will add some 8 g to the bar’s weight.
For our 25.9 mm handlebar we recommend the Ritchey WCS stem with titanium screws (98 g/110 mm) or the stiffer, albeit slightly heavier, Tune stem. If you want us to ship either of these together your handlebar add 48 € for the Ritchey or 129 € for the Tune stem. For an extra 15 € we will add 6 titanium screws for the Ritchey stem.
If desired, we can also custom make your bar with long ends. All our bars may be shortened at their ends by 10 mm. Trade customers, as a rule, are supplied with standard bars, that’s no time trial bar reinforcement and short bar ends.