The best of both styles
Handlebars have run the gamut of shapes from ergo, to round to a
composite of the two. The FSA Energy Compact takes the shallow drop that
has become popular and mated it to a flattened bar top to provide
additional hand positioning options.
FSA championed the concept of
the wing-style handlebar years ago. They provided riders with the
first-ever alternative to the traditional round shape of bar tops. The
flattened cross section nicely molded to the shape of loose
fists—exactly what many of us have when we climb with our hands on the
tops. At a 125mm drop and 80mm reach with round drops, you can easily
find your sweet spot in the drops without having to force your hands to
conform to the flat area of an anatomic drop.
The Energy Compact
is made from double-butted, tapered, shot-peened, and anodized aluminum.
The center clamping section is purposely wide, at 120mm, so that you'll
be able to clamp on accessories, like aero bars. They come in a 31.8mm
clamp only and are available in 40, 42, and 44cm measured center to
- Flat tops
- Ergonomically-shaped drop section
- Mid-shallow drop
- Wide center clamping section