3T Ergosum Limited Handlebar $399.95
Light, fast and strong.
The 3T Ergosum Limited Handlebar is constructed using high-modulus carbon fiber for the ultimate in stiffness while still maintaining its place as one of the lightest handlebars on the market. Similar to its sibling, the Ergonova LTD, the Ergosum features a shallow drop, but utilizes the traditional rounded top of the bars, as opposed to the teardrop shape of the Ergonova. The Ergosum Limited is an excellent compact handlebar for the rider looking for slightly more reach than is usually found in compact bars.
- Gloss black finish adds sex appeal to your machine
- Impressive strength-to-weight ratio adds performance without extra grams
- High-modulus carbon provide exceptional dampening qualities
- Handlebar is not compatible with clip-ons
Reviews & Community
It doesn't get much lighter than this, and these bars are pretty darn stiff, too. Admittedly, the Ergosum LTD does have maybe a bit more flex in it at the very tips compared to the 7000 series aluminum bar that came stock on my Fuji, but I can forgive that because it weighs about 120g less. And I can't really notice any difference in stiffness in the drops, which is where I spend most of my time anyways. Being carbon, it does ride noticeably smoother.
If I was doing it all over again, I'd probably opt for the team edition over the LTD - weight is about 25g more, but you gain the option of mounting clip-ons (ie, tri-bars, etc.), and the price is slightly more reasonable.
All in all, there really isn't anything wrong with the ergosum LTD, and I love the shape of the drop - fairly shallow, but ergonomic. It's a great bar if you typically ride in an aggressive position and want weight as low as possible. But the trade off for not being about to mount tri-bars is a small mark against it IMO, as is the normally sky high asking price (on that note, thanks, bonktown/chainlove!). It looks great, too - I almost feel bad about covering that glossy carbon finish with bar tape.