German component and accessories manufacturers Syntace do a lot of their own design and engineering in house, kind of like Hope do over here in the UK. Their methodical approach to design and evolution meant they didn’t have a massive amount of new stuff to show at Eurobike, but they did have new handlebars and some clever Di2 compatible seatposts.
Their sister company Liteville, who deal in the framebuilding and suspension designs for it all to hang on, had some lovely new bike offerings and that show coverage is all here.
It’s certainly an impressive looking graph, let’s see if google translate can help. It has a handy camera feature nowadays:
Uh, ok. Let’s try that by typing it in the old fashioned way:
“Weight and use of the material. How well the standing to transport clients handlebar material was used constructively, showing the CTW-value (cycles to weight). The CTW-value is obtained by dividing the achieved load cycles to failure by the handlebar weight. Break two different handlebars at the same number of load points (for example, FSA SL-K and Answer), then was lighter the better constructed of two and has a higher CTW value. The lightweight Syntace Carbon beyond our measuring scale”
The two lines at the bottom are handlebar weight (Lenkergewicht) in grams, and stem weight (Vorbaugewicht) in grams. We assume that the unlabelled black numbers at the bottom of each bar are the number of cycles until breakage, but then again, unless it was a catastrophic test, I’d also hope no handlebars did as badly as the ones on the left of the graph in testing.