Compact Road Handlebar
ENVE's Road Handlebar is already among one of our favorites in the office so we're quite glad it didn't change much with a total redesign. Known for its incredibly lightweight design, strength, and comfortable ride, we've put a number of these bars on customer's bikes and have no problems recommending it on any build. This latest version has added a couple of sizes to bookend its available widths (38 and 46cm) as well as adding Di2 RS-EW910 bar end junction box compatibility.
In creating the ENVE Road handlebar, ENVE didn't incorporate bizarre angles and shapes in the name of the industry buzzword de jour, 'ergonomics.' Instead, it simply made a bar that works. With 127mm of drop and 79mm to reach every contour of the ENVE Road handlebar is designed to fit the hand. The bar shape permits custom shifter placement and drop positions and now, the internal cable routing tidy things up a bit. The Road handlebar also incorporates a sophisticated pair of integrated rubber bar ends for a clean finish and no longer have to wonder where the ones that fell out are now. With its 100% handmade carbon fiber design, the Road handlebar is both lightweight and exceptionally rigid.
The ENVE Road Handlebar is available in five sizes from 38cm to 46cm center to center at the hoods and flares 2cm wider at the drops, and in a compact shape. The Road handlebar is available in the color Black and is compatible with 31.8mm handlebar clamp diameter stems.
- ENVE's handlebar for road riding, training, and racing
- Also works with Shimano's Di2 RS-EW910 bar end junction box
- Two new sizes, 38 and 46cm, added to the 40, 42, and 44cm
- Bars have a slight flare for more comfort in the drops
- Integrated rubber bar end plugs stay put
- Full carbon fiber construction helps absorbs road vibrations
- Carefully designed shapes offer hand comfort on long rides
- New internal routing for mechanical or Shimano Di2 drivetrains
- Item #ENV0073
- [c-t-c hoods] 38, 40, 42, 44, 46cm
- Claimed Weight
- [38cm] 7.5oz (212g), [40cm] 7.6oz (216g), [42cm] 7.8oz (220g), [44cm] 8oz (229g), [46cm] 8.1oz (230g)
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited 5 years, lifetime incident protection
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May 8, 2021
Awesome bars but CAREFUL THE FLARE
- I've used it several times
I was looking for a carbon bar with measurements similar to what I had (80mm drop, 125mm reach) that would accommodate Di2 bar end plug integration, and (as much as aero bars are cool) was not aero so that I would save myself headaches trying to fit accessories to it (e.g. Garmin mount). This was basically the only bar that met all that criteria. But now what size to get... The specs on ENVE's site are good, and they detail the 2cm FLARE at the drops, however, neither ENVE nor Competitive Cyclist say how they're measuring the bars when you're choosing a size: 42cm... Is that at the drops or at the hoods? Because at the hoods, it'll be 40cm if it flares to 42 at the drops. Or is it the opposite? 42 at the hoods, so 44 at the drops? Let me clarify: It's measured at the hoods. So if you buy size 40cm (center to center), it'll flare to 42cm at the drops. Maybe that's obvious to some, but for me -- who (somehow) didn't realize that his current bars also had a flare -- it was a big question mark. I thought mine were 42cm straight down. So I got the 42cm bars. And I compared, and measured twice, of course, and then I mounted them... and then discovered they were much wider than I was used to. Lesson learned: Never assume, even from your notes(!!), and measure at the drops and the hoods on your current bars. I couldn't return them (because they had been mounted) and had to buy a pair of 40s off ENVE because CC had run out of that size. These are hard to find on the Internet right now, stock is very limited.
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