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Which flat top carbon drop handlebar do you use on your road bike?

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Okay, I'm on a serious upgrading spree here. If my wife finds out, I'm toast!

 

Saw the Zipp carbon drop bars with the flat top, and also a Deda I think, on some friends' road bikes.

 

Local race shop guy told me to look into the FSA K-force bar, evidently good bar, just as light, and not as expensive.

 

What have you used and liked, or disliked?

 

If I can tune out some vibration and cut a few grams, hey, why not? :)

 

 

 

I'm kind of expecting to get kicked out of my house, living under the ping-pong table in the backyard after this. Just me and my bike. My kids can come out the backdoor once in a while and visit me. This bike upgrading stuff is becoming a problem!

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Anyone try the Profile Design Canta ss bar?

 

I read reports that it actually weights 192g (not the 204g advertised) and it's stiff. 

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Although when I look at this marvelous thread I'm singing Billy Idol's "Dancin' with Myself" in my head, figured I'd post up what I ended up with anyway. :D

 

Just ordered an FSA K-Force Compact carbon bar. It came highly recommended by a friend at my local race shop, so it was on the short list, even though I was really interested in a flat top / ergo bar (like a K-wing or one of the other sweet flat/wide topped bar designs). 

 

I really need to try my hands on an ergo bar to see if I like the shape before I buy. In my searching, in addition to looking at FSA and Zipp, I also came across some pretty nice looking options from ITM, Deda, Controltech, etc...I read complaints about the shape of one or another in forums, and no doubt the shape is a very subjective thing. Ergo bars are more of an investment, and it seems they're all a bit heavier than traditional shapes, due to more material on the large flat section up top, so I'd like to choose wisely and only get what I know fits me, when the time comes.

 

For now, I'll shed some more grams off the bike with the K-Force bar and I'm sure the vibration absorption will be a welcome improvement.

 

My bike is shaping up nicely, now I have to follow suit! :)

 

I ran yesterday and mountain biked today. Going to try to put in some serious road miles this week.

 

Hope everyone had a fun weekend. 

 

Dave

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