FSA K-Wing Compact Handlebar $369.95
A compact bar that's big on comfort.
FSA focused on comfort when designing the K-Wing Compact Handlebar. The flattened Aero-Ergo profile of the tops is a testament to this. Not only does the profile of the top spread your weight over more of your hands to relieve pressure, but they're also angled down ever-so-slightly. The idea is that angling the tops down mimics the natural position that your wrists assume when you grab the tops of the handlebar. So, you're able to adopt a more natural position whether you're climbing, or just giving your back a rest from the hoods. The moderate 125mm drop and 80mm reach put these handlebars in the realm of short/shallow. And the drops are angled by two degrees in order to mimic the natural position of your wrists when you're in them. It's a subtle difference from parallel drops, but one that becomes apparent the longer that your ride goes on.
The hand-to-bar interface isn't the only design feature that FSA obsessed over. There's a textured clear coat at the stem clamp and brake lever mounts. This high-friction coating ensures a slip-free interface, even on rough roads. The internal cable routing yields clean lines, and the cable channels are slightly larger than you'll find on some other bars. This enables trouble-free cable routing, even with electronic cabling. And while the carbon fiber/Kevlar construction ensures a comfortable ride and plenty of longevity, it's the 3k carbon weave on the outer-layer that makes these handlebars so eye-catching.
The FSA K-Wing Compact Handlebar is available in the sizes 40, 42, and 44cm and in the colors Black and White. Please note that this handlebar is only compatible with 31.8mm clamp diameter stems.