Grab your bike by its horns.
You may not have enough spine flexibility to touch your toes, but
that doesn't mean that you should be relegated to using equipment that
doesn't fit, or that makes your time in the saddle less than
comfortable. Fi'zi:k has taken its Spine Concept Fit system and applied
it not only to saddles but also to handlebars. The Cyrano R3 for Bull is
designed specifically to work with a less flexible rider's needs.
The Cyrano R3 is virtually identical to the R1 Bull. The primary
difference is the material. The R1 was constructed of uni-directional
carbon fiber, and the R3 uses a more economical aluminum.
The reach and drop measurements sound similar to other handlebars.
So, what makes this bar ideal for a rider classified as a Bull? Well,
many times, a rider with an inflexible spine is stuck holding onto the
hoods of the bike as the drops are not appropriately shaped for adequate
hold — the Cyrano's drops are shaped so that a Bullish rider may easily
reach all positions in the drops. The drops of the Cyrano R3 are
angled from the brake hood clamp area toward the back at about a 45
degree angle (give or take a few degrees). This slight adjustment in
shape allows you to use all of the drops whether you are in a full
sprint or just trying to get low for a long windy segment of your ride.
The Cyrano R3 Handlebar weighs 245 grams for the 420mm wide bar. The
Cyrano R3 Bull is available in four widths 400mm, 420mm, 440mm, and
460mm. These widths accommodate a wide variety of riders. The reach is
75mm in 400mm width and 80mm for the other three width option. The drop
ranges from 125mm in the 400mm wide version, to 130mm in the three wider
- Aluminum Ergal
- 45-degree angle drops