After extensive wind-tunnel testing, alongside feedback from ProTour sponsored teams, Roval has introduced its latest handlebar called the Rapide.
“Wind is the ultimate cruelty, and nowhere is it more keenly met than the leading edge of your bike. Leveraging extensive hours of Wind-Tunnel testing, our newly designed Rapide handlebar cuts through the enemy with surgical efficiency, while providing the utmost comfort while hammering at the front. Utilizing real-world feedback from our sponsored pro tour riders, the airfoil is offset forward to offer greater wrist, forearm, and knee clearance making it just as ideal for sprints and out of the saddle efforts. The bar also features a textured top surface to ensure a secure and comfortable grip even when wet, including a recessed step that sets the bar wrap flush with the tops,” boasts Roval.
Weighing in at an impressive 225 grams, the Rapide is one of the lightest handlebars in its class, which features a 125mm drop, 75mm reach and 2 degrees of flare at the drops, resulting in a claimed savings of 20-seconds compared to traditional round handlebars.
The Rapide is available in four sizes 380mm, 400mm, 420mm and 440mm that sells for $350.
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