lightweight but reliable handlebar

stefano
stefano Posts: 254
edited January 2013 in Road buying advice
I am looking for a lightweight but reliable handlebar, as much as possible close to 200 grams but to be able to use it on everyday commuting. Any recommendations?

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  • Syntace.

    I have one. Very, very nice stuff.

    http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1155
  • tomgag
    tomgag Posts: 170
    would go for 3T ROTUNDO Team, not cheap but great quality and very reliable.

    on budget - merek off ebay
  • saprkzz
    saprkzz Posts: 592
    I have just ordered the Zipp Vuka Sprint bars, they look cool, and get good reviews (apart from fitting), 44cm weigh at 235g
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Ritchey WCS Comp Curve. 225g of goodness.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • +1 for the Syntace. Have the compact version: http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1831

    Strong: "VR-3 approved, according to VR-3 Syntace road standard RC 2002.3, the world‘s toughest test standard for road handlebars. "

    Bar: 206g

    Also, have Syntace 109 stem (Ti bolts as standard) in 90mm: 108g
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...
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  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    No reason why most handlebars shouldn't be reliable enough for every day use, unless you are planning on bashing them about or crashing them a lot...

    The 3T bars are all good, the alu ones are very stiff (with a bit of a weight penalty) while the carbon ones are light and stiffer than most other carbon bars. They also have a good choice of different shapes, the ergonova is really nice and might be good for commuting because of the easy transition from and to the drops,
  • stefano
    stefano Posts: 254
    what about this planet-x carbon bars, they are light and good price?
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HBG ... handlebars
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Because they have ridiculous drop and reach...
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  • cycleclinic
    cycleclinic Posts: 6,865
    Deda 215 anatomic or shallow drop. 26.0mm clamp diamter 230g in 44cm (end to end) width and it has a short reach. indents for cables and the shallow version is very nice indead.

    Ritchey logic pro is 250g in 42cm (c-c) and is also a 26.0mm clamp dia. Also very nice bars. These weights are measured by me.

    Deda Newton shallow drop is about 250g and is a 31.8mm clamp dia. If you have the coin Thomsons carbon bars are ~200g but are £200+.

    Are the above weight for the £T snytace e.t.c bars manufacturers claims or measured by yourselves. Please do not trust manuacturers claimed weights they are often off especially with bars.
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  • My Syntace bar (in 31.8) is 210g, measured by me.

    In fact, here's the whole bike, 6kg on race day, Spesh SL4 Sworks;

    Alien USE seatpost and AX saddle 219
    Sworks 50 ring 105
    Sworks 34 ring 30
    5 bolts 8
    DA rear derailleur 165
    DA front derailleur 70
    DA front brake 152
    DA rear brake 148
    DA shifters 375
    Look Keo Blade pedals 190
    Fork 305
    ZIPP SL stem 132
    Syntace Handlebar 210
    Front wheel, tyre, magnet, QR 815
    Rear wheel, tyre, DA 11-21 cassette, QR 1096
    Chain 245
    Sworks Crank arms + spider 500
    Bearings 50
    Frame, collar, headset 1000
    Bottle cage, bolts 28
    Cables 125
    Expander plug 20
    Bar tape 50
    Computer 45

    6083
  • Grill wrote:
    Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...

    Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

    However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

    Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Grill wrote:
    Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...

    Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

    However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

    Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.

    The 103g quoted weight is for the 110mm (actually comes in right at 110g) but you can get it to 100g by using titanium bolts.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • Grill wrote:
    Grill wrote:
    Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...

    Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

    However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

    Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.

    The 103g quoted weight is for the 110mm (actually comes in right at 110g) but you can get it to 100g by using titanium bolts.

    Hmmm, could be on my shopping list, but I just remembered why I went for the (relatively) heavy Zipp stem. It was the only one that gave me more drop, it is about 30' negative angle and 125mm long. The Ritchey looks to be fairly standard, slight angle, (6'?)
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Yeah the C260 is a 6 degree stem.
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    How can a handlebar be unreliable - it's either a handlebar or broken!!!! 8)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    smidsy wrote:
    How can a handlebar be unreliable - it's either a handlebar or broken!!!! 8)

    :lol:
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