ITM K-Sword

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carlo_sg
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by carlo_sg

Does anyone know the weight of these Bars & Stem, preferably the 42cm handlebars and the 100mm Stem.

I've heard figures of 220g to 300g for the bars,
and 150g to 200g for the Stem.

I was looking for a more specific number.
(I'm not convinced by the weights listed in on the Listings page, as some of the products listed, I have weighed are no where close to the figures quoted here).

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carlo_sg
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by carlo_sg

Thanks... :)

Interestingly the Listings has the stem @ 187g for a 110mm
and the bars come in @ 248g for a 44cm
I thought these figures might be nonsense...

I'm starting to think that some of the figures listed are actually supplied by manufacturers??

I was thinking of changing over to a EC90 bar and EC90 stem, and was trying to figure out if there would be significant weight saving.

EC90 bars are 205g (42cm)
EC90 stem is 130g (100mm)

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by majklnajt

Try Bontrager race XXX lite VR bar and Bonty stem....

If I am right, the bar should be around 160 grams...
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Sacke
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by Sacke

majklnajt wrote:Try Bontrager race XXX lite VR bar and Bonty stem....

If I am right, the bar should be around 160 grams...


The problem being that you would actually have to ride with Bontrager on your bike...

For me, the ITM K-Sword is probably the most comfortable and versatile handlebar out there... I am also really loving the new Zipp SLC2.

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by MaestroXC

Sacke wrote:
The problem being that you would actually have to ride with Bontrager on your bike...


Oh please. Bontrager makes a lot of really nice stuff, and those VR bars are definitely in that category. Very similar bend in the drops to the K-Sword bar, though they don't have the flat tops section.
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by kenyoncycleist

K-sword is crap. i've cracked one near the shifter clamp and before that it was flexy as hell

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by Bregnhoj

Cheers,

Bringing up this old thread. Does anyone know the angle of the stem?

Is it -10 or?

I have been unable to find anything on the web.
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marcelflash
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by marcelflash

I`ve had a Uniko Unika set witch is basically the same as the Sword.
My stem was a little bit sloping so my gues would also be -10
Also it was not the stiffest bar/stem I have had but the monocoque stem was the most beautiful desing ever.

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Ritterview
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by Ritterview

I had a K-Sword stem, but it cracked. I'll look to see if I still have it somewhere.

I have a size 42 K-Sword bar that I used for a few weeks before I realized it was too small, and got a 44. It's been in my closet for years, as I was too lazy to sell it. It is a really nice bar. If anyone would like to purchase it, PM me!

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