Constructed in two elements, the stem and the bar, then bonded collectively, ENVE can combine any bar width with any stem size to create considered one of 20 totally different mixtures to suit your particular wants, too. However, it’s not fairly the identical as what Pogačar is racing, extra on that on the backside.
Shapes & Sizes
All forks are made in-house in Ogden, UT. They’ll supply “inventory” fashions in widespread dimension mixtures, however may make them with any stem and handlebar size you need. Commonplace choices embrace 90/100/110/120mm stem lengths and 38/40/42/44/46cm bar widths, measured middle to middle on the hoods.
The flare provides 5cm to the width on the drops, so that they’ll measure 43/45/47/49/51cm on the backside of the bar.
ENVE’s compound flare isn’t normal, and this one’s totally different than their gravel bars. Their gravel handlebars flare by twisting on the entrance of the drop and angling out from the hoods, giving the curve immediately beneath the hoods and drops their very own distinct angles.
This one angles out on the backside of the curve to push the drops out by 2.5cm per facet, however retains the drops pointing straight again, which is safer for street racing the place you may be rubbing elbows with opponents.
The highest is aero formed with recessed cable guides beneath. These hold the brake strains and shift cables (keep in mind these?) out of the wind, and in case you don’t run them into the ports on the middle, you should utilize this on any bike with normal inside or exterior routing, too.
These angles offer you a flat part to seize that’s additional ahead, the place you’re extra more likely to be grabbing it for a dash or descent, with a brief flat bit on the ends. Attain is 76mm, drop is 127mm.
It’s designed for inside routing for absolutely built-in bikes, but in addition works with normal frames and headsets, too. It makes use of their IN-Route design, appropriate with ENVE’s personal Melee and MOG street and gravel bikes, in addition to different bikes utilizing the same stealth routing setup.
This technique runs all shift and brake strains by means of the stem, then headset (and any spacers), lining them up in entrance of the fork’s steerer tube. From there, the entrance brake enters a port on the entrance of the steerer tube to be routed by means of the left fork leg to the brake, and the remaining movement across the steerer into the downtube. ENVE says in case you body and fork use the same inside routing setup, this bar needs to be appropriate.
It’s designed across the Chris King AeroSet headset, however related headsets with ports on the entrance must also work. ENVE made a customized headset cowl for UAE Group Emirates’ Colnago V4Rs, and so they say they’re engaged on extra customized caps to suit extra widespread street bike frames.
Specs & Pricing
Right here’s all that and extra, in listing type:
- 20 bar width/stem size mixtures obtainable
- Handlebar widths from 38-46 cm
- Width at drops is +5mm
- Stem lengths from 90-130 mm
- Flare: 18º compound-flared drops
- Attain: 76mm
- Drop: 127mm
- Weight: 330-360g (is determined by width & stem size)
- Made in Ogden, UT
- $1,200 USD (1449€ / £1300)
What’s within the field?
Every bar comes with a Okay-Edge direct-mount pc mount with pucks for Garmin & Wahoo biking computer systems. Additionally within the field is a set of IN-Route spacers, their signature rubber bar-end “plugs”, high cap, ti bolts, and junction field service & entry cowl.
What’s Completely different About Pogačar’s Handlebar?
There’s a lotta noise about narrower bars and angled hood mounts proper now as riders search each aero benefit they’ll. So, ENVE is making an SES Professional Group One-Piece (aka “Pogačar/UAE bar”) with narrower sizes and straight flare (not compound).
The latter retains it as compact as attainable for shut quarters pack racing whereas nonetheless offering higher wrist clearance when within the drops. Sizes embrace 35/40, 37/42, and 39/44 (widths in centimeters on the hoods/drops). Worth, TBA, obtainable in Q2, 2024.