Compact drop bars
I use the two cheapest FSA compact bars; the Vero (£24) on my winter bike, and the Omega (£31.50) on my bestest Scott Addict.
The weight increase over the carbon bars is about 90 grammes for a saving of £120. And they get covered in tape. And I’d prefer to crash an alloy bar rather than a carbon one.
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Bloody hell, they even sell them in Tesco!Posted 4 years ago
I have a set of those Genesis bars on my CX bike and they’re good enough for that, but I’ve had alu and carbon bars on my road bike and I much prefer how the carbon ones feel. Just need to find the right-shaped one.
Stop trying to talk me out of it anyway! I’m coming back from a broken arm and I deserve a treat.Posted 4 years agochippsSubscriber
OK, go carbon then. If it’s on a road bike (and you promise not to crash…) then of course you deserve a treat! I’ve run Eastons with some success on my ‘cross and road bike (although they’re not going on my cross bike again as two Three Peaks and a season of racing seemed enough for them and they’ve cracked…)Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
I love carbon bars. Giant SLR on my bike. Not a fan of compact though, use a spacer instead. And the reason I love carbon? Well I have small hands and my carbon bars can flex by 0.5cm. This means I can cover them in 2mm bartape without any gel underneath, and I don’t need padded gloves. If you have big hands, this is a non issue, but for me, I really notice the difference.Posted 4 years ago
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