Best Road Bike Handlebars Reviews

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Bike handlebars are among the three most important parts that connect every cyclist to their bikes.

Unfortunately, a number of cyclists spend their fortune and time on other parts while overlooking handlebars.

However, the choice of the best road bike handlebars depends largely on the type of your bike, the material, size shape among other factors. That is why you need to learn about the perfect bike handlers as elaborated in this piece.

The Control Tech-Formidable is designed to meet the needs of those riders who have limited resources whereby they cannot afford carbon parts. 

 The handlebar is made from aluminum alloy material that gives it its light weight to enable you have full control of your bike.

With dimensions of 400mm, 420mm and 440mm, the Control Tech Formidable becomes your ideal handlebar for your bike. Also, the handlebar has a drop of 150mm and 80mm reach which keep you in a comfort zone while enjoying your ride.

Pros

  • It has extra contours on the surface for a better grip
  • Made of top quality materials
  • Light in weight
  • Comes in different shapes to choose from

Cons

  • Not durable when compared to carbon fiber handlers

Bottom line

Control Tech Formidable is the perfect choice for the great performance during intense and lengthy rides.

The UPANBIKE Fixed Gear is designed primarily for road bikes, cruisers and the BMX brands. The handlebar is made from aluminum alloy which makes it durable, light in weight and resistant to rusting. It means that you can use your bike in extreme weather conditions without any worries.

Even though it is a drop handlebar, you will find it quite handy and comfortable to ride your bike while at the same time maintaining your posture. With the clamp diameter of 25.4 mm and 31.8mm, the bar gives you enough room to maneuver your bike with ease.

Pros

  • The drop bar style handlebar is light in weight
  • It helps you cut down your weight and that of the bike
  • There is enough space on the handlebar for additional accessories
  • Aluminum materials make it resistant to rust

Cons

  • The handlebar is not compatible with most of the road bike brakes and shift levers
  • Unusual dimensions

Bottom line

UPANBIKE Fixed Gear-Bend Handlebar is a great choice for the basic road bikes and children’s bikes as well as renovation projects.

FSA-Omega Compact Handlebar is made of aluminum materials which make it durable and light, perfect for your road bike. 

The handlebar is rounded and it drops to make you lean forward a little bit in order to distribute your weight on the bike evenly. It is black in color and with the dimensions of 125mm drop and 80 mm reach.

Pros

  • The handle is narrower than the traditional race oriented handlebars
  • It is comfortable and ergonomically designed for long road trips

Cons

  • It does not have a proper place to route cables

Bottom line

Due to its small profile, the FSA-Omega Compact Handlebar is the right option for small road bikes and also, for travel or touring guides

Fizik Cyrano-00 is made from carbon fiber materials which make it not only durable but stiff and light as well. The pair measures 400mm and weighs almost 174g.

 Its traditional rounded shape and the internal cable routing gives this handlebar a flat profile but you can still use a bar tape to enhance its general outlook on your bike.

However, the handlebar in this category comes in three shapes which include the Snake, the chameleon and Bull. All of these handlebars have a shorter reach with a drop meant for the less flexible bull, greater for the more flexible snake and middle ground chameleon shape.

Pros

  • Well designed
  • It comes in three shapes
  • Light in weight
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • It is costly

Bottom line

Fizik Cyrano 00 handlebar is a little bit costly but it is a top quality product designed to deliver without fault. It is light, sturdy, well designed and made superbly.

This handlebar is made from carbon materials and it weighs 180g with dimensions of 420mm through the sizes may range from 420 to 460 mm when using outside to outside dimensions. Despite the fact that Deda Superleggera is made of HR40 carbon fiber materials with a new resin, the bar is incredibly lighter in weight. With its rapid-hand-movement shape, you will be able to make moves from the bar to the top quickly with the drop coming in at 130 mm while the reach at 75mm.

Pros

  • Easy to install and use
  • Durable
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • A little bit costly

Bottom line

The product is made from high-quality carbon materials and it is suitable for larger road bikes.

The RXL-Carbon Handlebar is designed using full carbon fiber materials for durability. Also, the bar measures 400mmx 420x440m and weighs almost 190g. Apart from that, the bar has a drop of 120mm and the reach of 75 mm to allow you make your rides in an absolute comfort zone.

Other notable features of importance include routing and an internal finish (the whole product is in gray matte or silver glossy color that makes it appealing even at a distance).

Pros

  • It is light in weight
  • Gives the bike an extra speed and power
  • Comes in various sizes

Cons

  • It is likely that the internal routing for the cable can cause some damage to the brakes and gears

Bottom line

This handlebar is readily affordable even though it is made of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber is a great choice to make the handlebar lighter and easy to install.

The product comes in different sizes and weights which include 400mm for 230g, 420 mm for 240g and 440mm for 250g.

 It is designed from the carbon fiber with an ultralight drop bar which is has a black matt finish.

 On the other, you can use the center clamping to match with the 31.8mm stem so that you can achieve great balance when controlling your bike.

Pros

  • It is extremely durable
  • Has a scratch-resistant carbon fiber
  • Light in weight
  • Ideal for racing

Cons

  • The width is on the smaller side of the handlebar

The Alston-Ultralight Toray is the type of handlebar you need for an upgrade aimed at the next level performance.

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