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FSASL-K Compact Handlebar

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  • Neutral, 38cm ($229.99)
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Item # FSA003L

SL-K Compact Handlebar

In the rush to get the best technology to the most likely race-bike buyers, some manufacturers have a tendency to forget that people, like bicycles, come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Fortunately, the folks at FSA haven't forgotten. The FSA SL-K Road Compact handlebar combines race-ready unidirectional carbon fiber construction, a forgiving, shallow design, and four different sizes (including extra-narrow) to bring pro-level performance to all of us.

FSA's SL-K Compact Handlebar is made from a blend of unidirectional carbon fiber and Kevlar. Formed in a continuous, one-piece construction, the reinforced carbon design provides a heightened rigidity for explosive sprints and predictable handling. Additionally, the carbon weave dampens road vibration while the Kevlar offers durable strength that reduces material fatigue. The engineered result is simple—the S-LK Carbon handlebar will remain stiffer, longer. These attributes have been further accentuated by the implementation of a double-width single cable groove along the bar. The SL-K's thicker construction also greatly increases its resistance to fatigue.

The SL-K Compact Carbon features reinforced and textured clamping areas for the attachment of the levers and stem. This treatment prevents slippage, and helps to maintain the life of the bars. FSA has also widened the center section to 120mm in order to allow the addition of clip-on aero extensions or any combination of accessories. To achieve an agreeable shape, fit for long days in the drops or on the hoods, FSA has designed the S-LK Compact with a moderate 125mm drop, 80mm reach, and 2 degree outward bend. And to ensure a consistent fit and ride quality for every rider, these dimensions vary in scale by each of the three widths available.

  • Carbon road bar with a shallow drop and gentle flare
  • UD carbon and Kevlar construction for high strength-to-weight
  • 120mm wide round center section makes it easy to mount accessories
  • Reinforced and textured clamping areas prevent slippage
  • Available in four widths to suite a wide range of riders
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
carbon fiber
38cm, 40cm, 42cm, 44cm
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Actual Weight

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Neutral, 38cm
Neutral, 40cm
Neutral, 42cm
Neutral, 44cm

Claimed Weight

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[40cm] 235g

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Brilliantly designed

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I needed a 38cm at the hoods so the 40cm is just right with enough flair so not to whack my knees in the drops. Kevlar reinforcement gives me some peace of mind as I was nervous about going carbon. The shape when wrapped at first seemed odd to me as they do not flatten out on top (the cables are routed underneath) but rather roll slightly inward, which makes the PERFECT palm rest when holding the tops. So far no hand fatigue on several 25 mile rides, but have yet to go 50+ miles which I will do soon.

Brilliantly designed