3T Rotundo Team Handlebar $269.95
Combining old and new into pure performance.
The 3T Rotundo Team Carbon handlebar is the bar that the Schleck brothers manhandled at the Tour, the Olympics, and countless other races in 2008. To the championship of Luxembourg, to the yellow jersey, to the white jersey, and more. While CSC-Saxo Bank director Bjarne Riis was probably most interested in the 3T Ventus bar when he signed 3T as a sponsor, a nice bonus were the traditional-bend carbon fiber bars that were available to his team. Unlike other bar manufacturers, 3T is following the wants of the pro peloton. For pros, and the climbers on the Riis squad, the round bar has great appeal.
This is the 3T Rotundo Team. It is lightweight, oversized, and plenty stiff. 3T was well-regarded in the past thanks to their beloved "Merckx Bend." This meant a medium-drop handlebar that was fairly square on top. The Rotundo carries on this great tradition. A tradition that we gladly grab on to. We like round bends because we find they offer more hand positions, which gives our muscles more comfort that the limited positions offered by ergo bend bars.
The 3T Rotundo Team has 139mm of drop and 82.6mm of reach. It is designed to fit in oversized (31.8mm) stems. The center section is designed to withstand the forces that clip-on aerobars put on handlebars. The bar is available in three sizes, 40, 42, and 44mm, measured center-to-center. The weight is 192g (in the 40cm size).