CADEX has launched its latest lightweight carbon handlebar called the Race, touting a feathery weight of just 160 grams in a size 42cm.
The Race comprises a one-piece carbon fiber layup technique, which CADEX says “eliminates the excessive weight and inherent flex found in the bonded joints of traditional three-piece bars, resulting in a bar that is incredibly lightweight and stiff.”
Ergonomics also played an important role when developing the Race, which features a top-section that has a slightly curved design and a flattened rear section in order to provide an extended range of hand and thumb positions for the rider, while also serving to dampen and absorb road vibrations, minimize fatigue and provide “lasting comfort for all-day efforts.”
Additionally, the drops feature an easy-to-grip elliptical shape with a 72mm reach, providing riders with a quick transition from a resting position on the top of the bars to a controlled position on the hoods, while the 125mm drop allows for a rapid transition from the hoods to the drops that’s ideal for sprinting.
“In our never-ending pursuit of pinnacle product, we wanted to greatly improve one of the most important touchpoints on the bike—the handlebar,” commented Jeff Schneider, Head of Product and Marketing at CADEX. “The Race bar utilizes much of the cutting-edge carbon layup technology found in our CADEX hookless rims, but the biggest achievement was creating an innovative one-piece road bar that eliminates the excessive weight and inherent flex found in the bonded joints of traditional three-piece handlebars. Combined with our optimized ergonomics, the result is an impressive 160g weight for a 42cm bar that doesn’t compromise on stiffness, strength, or comfort.”
The Race handlebar sells for $370, which is available in sizes 38mm, 40mm, 42mm and 44mm.
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