Superghiaia Team Stealth Handlebar
With more and more riders opting for gravel bikes and heading out on all-road riding adventures, we've definitely seen an influx of specific components that claim to improve the fun, safety, and comfort while riding over mixed terrain. Some parts achieve these goals better than others, however, the Superghiaia Team Stealth Handlebar from 3T is one we can wholeheartedly get behind and its thoughtful details have proven its worth on every multi-surface ride or race we've used it on. 3T chooses intelligent shapes and unidirectional carbon fiber to create a lightweight handlebar with multiple and comfortable hand positions that quell ride chatter and built specifically for the demands of riding over smooth pavement, abandon chip-seal, and punishing gravel alike.
First up is a flattened centered section as it extends from the stem towards the hoods. This provides a natural platform and handhold for those climbs that are measured in hours spent ascending upwards. Next up are the flared drops, and while this idea of offering more control while descending in wider drops isn't exactly venturing into new territory, 3T's shaping is more refined than most. The flare is greater on the 44cm bar (12cm differential between hood width and drop width) than it is on the 40cm (8cm differential). It chose the larger differential on the wider bars because more often than not, the rider choosing the wider bar has bigger hands and this better aligns the fingertips with the brake levers. Finally, our favorite shaping feature is the corner grip where the tops transition into the hoods. 3T realizes that this is where most riders spend their time and devoted quite a bit of attention to this all-important area. It not only provides a more secure grip, it's shaping has a shallow ramp profile forming the ideal platform for all-day comfort between hand, bar, and shifter/brake levers from any brands.
- A carbon drop bar tuned for multi-surface rides and racing
- Shapes optimized for comfort over various terrain
- Size-specific flared drops improve control while descending
- Compatible with Di2 barend junction box