Pro PLT Alloy Double Butted Ergo Compact Handlebar
Lightweight and strong 2014 aluminium road racing drop handlebar, for oversized 31.8 mm clamp diametre.
Top Features of the Pro PLT Alloy Double Butted Ergo Compact Handlebar
- Single recessed groove cable routing
- Sizes: 40, 42 and 44 cm
- Weight: 265g
- Diameter: 31.8 mm
Read the Wiggle Blog Review of the Pro PLT Alloy Double Butted Ergo Compact Handlebar here
2014 aluminium is a high strength aluminium alloy commonly used in the aircraft industry and a wide variety of high strength engineering applications making it the ideal choice to produce this lightweight, strong and reliable handlebar.
For further weight reduction the aluminium has been double butted, keeping the strength where it is needed and reducing the wall thickness where vital grams can be saved.
The oversized 31.8 mm clamp diameter reduces unwanted flex under high load by increasing strength and rigidity.
About Road Handlebars
Road bars are curved to offer a multitude of positions to suit the terrain. When climbing in the saddle you will often ride on the tops which are the part of the bar either side of the stems clamping point. When out of the saddle on climbs or accelerating you will often ride on the lever hoods mounted at the front of the bars curved section. For higher speeds you will find yourself on the drops, which offer a lower more aerodynamic position. Road bars come in a variety of widths, from 36cm wide up to 44cm, a good guide for bar width is your shoulder width, a bar should not be narrower than your shoulders as this can close up your chest, but they should not be so wide that you are creating a large frontal area. Road handlebars come in two clamp sizes, 31.8mm which is oversized and 26/25.8mm which is standard, it is essential that you get the correct clamp size for your stem as a poor fit will slip round. Road bars also come in different shapes and depths, with various bends for ergonomic reasons, some will also feature grooves in the material for your brake and gear cables to slot into, this helps to keep the bar round once tape is applied. Then there is the all-in-one bar and stem systems from brands such as Cinelli's Ram 2 and the Pro Stealth which offer clean lines and look great with their exposed carbon finish.
About the Pro brand
PRO manufactures a range of handlebars, wheels, disc wheels, stems, overshoes, cycle computers and accessories for your bike. Over the last decade, the Shimano owned PRO brand has grown considerably into a major player on the bicycle accessory market. PRO's success has largely been down to its never-ending drive to improve and the fact it provides high quality cycle products at affordable prices.
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