3T Ventus II Limited Handlebar $1,199.95
The iconic Ventus won gold and silver in the 2008 Beijing time trial. You'd think that accolades like that would be enough of a reason to keep the Ventus just as it is. However, 3T doesn't rest on its laurels. It completely renewed the aerobar with a redesign that is sure to make the Ventus II as lauded as its predecessor.
Your secondary booster rocket when it's time to blow past the competition, the Ventus II has benefitted from four years of professional rider feedback and development. The redesigned Ventus features a base bar that weighs a mere 790 grams. It was constructed from high-modulus carbon fiber. in what 3T calls a "clean sheet design." This means that components are engineered from the inside out to make optimal use of the strengths of carbon fiber, rather than being designed based purely on aesthetics. 3T uses a computer-aided engineering platform (CAE) and its Intelligent Production Lifecycle to design bike components to aerospace standards.
To create a feeling of security for the rider, the Ventus II features elbow rests that lock into the top skin of the basebar -- they will not skew out of place no matter how much pressure is applied. Additionally, the handholds (bullhorns) have been redesigned for a more positive grip. Ventus II is customizable for athletes of every physique. To this end, the neoprene elbow pads move with the extensions so that you hand-to-elbow relationship remains constant. The bar is adjustable for height. The Ventus II comes with straight extensions as standard, but if you prefer a different position, s-bend and ski-bend extensions are available separately.
The 3T Ventus II is available in a width of 40cm and a reach of 140mm. The steerer clamp measures 28.6mm. It comes in Gloss black.