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 Post subject: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:46 pm 
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next item to replace is the stock handlebars on my Cannondale Super Six. what are the best / lightest bars? about how many grams in weight savings?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:23 pm 
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well, you can have a look here: http://ax-lightness.de/en/cycling/bike- ... l-rounder/

and here:http://www.mcfk.de/en/products/handlebar-road-bike-en/lenker-rennrad-en.html

that will get you into the lightest bar realm pretty quickly!

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 Post subject: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:38 pm 
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The lighest bars at a sane price are the Zipp SL Short & Shallow. They come in at 173g for 40cm. If money is no object then you can go with the AX Lightness, Mcfk or Schmolke bars.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Drainyoo is pretty much nailing it. I have Zipp SLs on my bike. They are very light, and very good bars for the price.


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 Post subject: Re: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:57 pm 
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Thanks - the SL, that's not the carbon? they look to be about $110?


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 Post subject: Re: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:27 pm 
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My Lightweight Rennbugel bars came in at 167g for 42cm width.
And they are sweet, but not the cheapest.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:57 pm 
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jmazzabufi wrote:
Thanks - the SL, that's not the carbon? they look to be about $110?


They are carbon, and you can find them for around $230 if you look hard enough on the Bay. It's the top of the line Zipp bar. Make sure it's the short & shallow version. The traditional version is a little heavier.

I cut the ends off mine and the weight dropped to 168g.

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 Post subject: Re: Lightest handlebars?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:08 am 
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3T Ergosum Ltd will challenge Zipp SL in weight and price.
I have the 44cm version which weighed 178gr.
Around 250 bucks on eBay.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:32 am 
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As well a lot of the very expensive light bars such as Schmolke, AX Lightness have suggested rider weight limits. If your 100 kilo like moi. It limits the range somewhat.

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Another vote for 3t LTD. My 44cm Ergosums came in at 182gms. $110 on eBay, but I got lucky.


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not a great deal of use as I've lost the mass numbers but my 3T rotundo LTD from years ago was around the 190g mark give or take a couple..in 44cm width.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:35 pm 
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My Schmolke TLO in 42 cm came in at 149g (31.8 version)

They are pretty stiff for my weight (61-62kg) and the shape is good (not-ergo and fairly compact but not overly so)


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A Schmolke TLO OS (Ø31.8mm) I've used weighed 139 grams in 440mm.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:52 pm 
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You can find some great deals on the Bontrager XXX carbon bars that typically weigh 170-180g. I've bought a couple of them for less than $100.

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