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Description

The best of then meets the best of now.

Glory be to God, the 3T Rotundo Pro Alloy Handlebar is only available in a traditional "Pro" bend. There is no flat "anatomic" section in the drops, and the constant roundness of the drops allows you to comfortably position your hands where you want, when you want. In a sprint you'll likely have a death grip on the crux of the drops just below your levers. In a day-long breakaway, you'll likely lightly cradle the ends of the drops. Different circumstances entail different requirements: Round drops give you positioning flexibility, anatomic drops don't.

The Rotundo Pro has an 139mm drop and a 82.6mm reach -- just a hair deeper and longer than a Deda Zero100 bar. It comes in 3 widths -- 40, 42, and 44cm measured center-to-center. It requires the use of a 31.8mm stem. It weighs 250g, about an ounce or two more than the fancy carbon bars available on the market nowadays. But if you crash or drop your bike off a roof rack or otherwise experience a mishap, you won't have to freak out about whether you need to replace your bars. These are bars made for guys like the Cervelo Test Team's Thor Hushovd and Heinrich Haussler: They're built Ford Tough. They pass the most recent DIN and CEN certification tests, which means you can have absolute confidence in them, no matter the parcours -- Paris-Roubaix, the Reebok Eliminator, whatever.

Pore over the photos of the Cervelo Test Team on cyclingnews.com or grahamwatson.com. With no exception (at least none that we've seen), every rider on the team rides these bars. After all, their lives are in their hands. Comfort and confidence aren't optional.

Tech Specs

Material:
7075 aluminum
Diameter:
31.8 mm
Width:
40 mm, 42 mm, 44 mm
Drop:
139 mm
Reach:
83 mm
Recommended Use:
cycling
Actual Weight:
Black Ano, 40cm: 252g

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Here's what others have to say...

5 5

3T continues to produce excellent stuff!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great handlebar for the price. These are very light and stiff. Alloy bars are just fine in my opinion. Get a 3T stem and you're set!

5 5

Traditional bend bars are the best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these for my cyclocross bike and they're great. I normally ride 40cm bars, so I went a little wider for cross. They're nice and stiff, plus the round bend gives multiple hand positions. They also look much better than compact or ergo bars IMO.

The drop to the bends is sharper than other traditional round bend bars, so I have the drops slightly tilted downward so the curve is more gentle to the lever bodies.

Crashed them a lot, as the norm in cross races, and they hold up fine, as expected.

I also have the matching ARX Pro stem and Dorico post. Can't go wrong with matching bars/stem/seatpost.

5 5

AL over Carbon bars any day

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After crashing and ruining $350 anatomic carbon bars 5 years ago, I decided to go traditional bomb-proof Aluminum. I'm glad I did - you have more position options with traditional bend, so you can get really low or stay higher if needed. I've crashed with these as well.... no issues... my bars are now the least of my concerns. Also, I notice no difference in vibration damping (you've got so much carbon leading up to the bars already - wheels, fork, frame, stem + nice bar tape)

5 5

Traditional bend for the win

3t makes one of themost beautiful traditional bend bars around. It is stiff, allowing confidence for pulling on bars in the drops. It isnt an anchor, either. Diameter is perfect for comfort on long rides and the handy guidelines make it easy to set up shifters. I use these bars on 2 of my bikes.