Looking for super lightweight non-aero handlebar

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

Hey guys,

Im looking for some super lightweight, though not noodley, climbing handlebar. What do you recommend?
Currently looking at the Fizik Cyrano 00.
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nickf
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by nickf

I'm really liking the Easton E100 bars so far. I really like the shape of these bars and the position of the hoods. Plus they are plenty stiff.

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by raisinberry777

Ritchey Superlogic is another option.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

If you want superlight, certainly the Schmolke is the one to go for. I second the Easton if budget is a concern.

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by cwcheung

Schmolke TLO, my 42cm Oversize Compact TLO is 144g.
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by Squashednuts

I'm using FSA K-Force Nano which weigh about 185g...really like the shape...and I got a very good deal when I bought them

Not sure if they still make the Nano but the FSA Extra Light reportedly weighs 169g

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by Lelandjt

nickf wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:53 am
I'm really liking the Easton E100 bars so far. I really like the shape of these bars and the position of the hoods. Plus they are plenty stiff.
The shape of the drops looks the same as my EC90 Aeros. Do you feel that the angle of the drop aims your wrist too "up" instead of "back"? I feel like they encourage an upright back and straight arms, rather than a level back and bent elbows. To have a level forearm my wrist has to bend more than naturally.

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by bm0p700f

Deda superleggaro is about 185g. I have two well used sets and these bars are no trouble.

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by bilwit

careful about the Fizik Cyrano 00, very weighty (compared to the acclaimed weight) depending on which type you get (my 40cm Chameleon is ~180.5g and my 40cm Snake is a bit over 190g)

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by apctjb

Hylix ergobar; 180grams for a 420mm

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by Vuong05

For true lightweight non-aero handlebars, I find that AX Lightness, Schmolke TLO and MCFK are the way to go. They are usually in the verified 150 g range depending on size. I don't put out huge power or pull on my handlebars like some other riders, but I haven't noticed anyone of those flexing to the point that I would call them a noodle.

Best of luck on your search.
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Vuong05 wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:52 pm
For true lightweight non-aero handlebars, I find that AX Lightness, Schmolke TLO and MCFK are the way to go. They are usually in the verified 150 g range depending on size. I don't put out huge power or pull on my handlebars like some other riders, but I haven't noticed anyone of those flexing to the point that I would call them a noodle.
This, the only other that springs to mind is the Haero H145, probably the 2nd lightest after Schmolke TLO, but I think the TLO has a 75kg limit

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by RyanH

I've ridden a handful of the bars at each of the deflection points below all the way from the Pro Carbon (current bar of choice) to Zipp SL. The only time I've noticed a bar's lack of stiffness was the Zipp SL, it would lead to slightly unstable handling at high speed while in the drops. However, an only slightly stiffer bar, the Enve SES Aero bar, was perfectly fine IMO.

If you're going for "super light weight" then there's only one option and that's Schmolke, and based on the graph, they're relatively stiff. If you order directly from Schmolke, they'll tune it for your weight. Once you get into the 180-200 gram range then that's what I'd consider an average light bar.

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by Wookski

Schmolke- you can order direct and specify your weight. The oversize Evo shape is really nice.
TLO < 150g
SL ~ 170g

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