WHY COMPROMISE? THE STRATICS BAR DELIVERS MORE COMFORT WITH MORE SPEED TOO!
All those curves and shapes on the Ergo bars let you ride with really happy hands, while offering new positions that work to help you go faster too! We have a made a legion of happy riders with the Ergo bars, and for good reason-they work great to eliminate hand pressure points that create those dreaded tingling fingers, and also help riders maintain a relaxed upper body.
Ergo bars are wide on top- almost 45 mm wide, providing a larger contact area for better pressure distribution. Directly behind the shifters the bar flows into a palm pocket or recess, allowing you to keep your hand open and flat while spinning away long miles.
When the road starts pointing up, those two semi-circles at the back by the stem come into play. By dropping your thumbs into them, the kink or angle in your wrist ( and ulnar nerve pressure) is relieved, and a little back sweep helps you hold a good posture for climbing all the way though your back, arms and shoulders.
The squared off front bend lets riders get their hands closer to the levers for easier shifting and braking, but with the advantage of keeping a full sized drop. The full sized drop lets riders contact more bar surface, and helps keep your forearm from contacting the top of the bar when you are in the drops. An additional curve on the back of the bar fills the palm, for a very beneficial hand position. This spot is great for headwinds, where staying lower is a necessity.
For speed, the Ergo bars start with a sloping aero-wing-shape. The molded in cable recesses keep everything tidy and out of the wind, and route without holes, or cable rattle inside the bar.
We recommend Fat Wrap for use with ALL brands of carbon bars as it cushions, is durable and is adhesive free. This makes re-wrapping or removal a very simple and quick process, and you don't need to scrape or use chemicals to get residue off which can quickly damage carbon bars.
NOTE: MAXIMUM STEM TORQUE ON THE BAR IS 6 NM, PLEASE INSTALL WITH TORQUE TOOL.
DO NOT CLAMP OR ATTACH LIGHTS, COMPUTERS, ETC. DIRECTLY ON THE BAR, USE A BASE TAPE LAYER UNDER THE BRACKET. DO NOT MOUNT ANYTHING OVER 40 GRAMS IN WEIGHT ON THE BARS, SUCH AS CLIP -ON AREO BARS.
USE TORQUE PASTE ( CARBON PASTE) ON THE STEM AND SHIFTER CLAMPING AREAS DURING ASSEMBLY.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A 200 POUND RIDER WEIGHT LIMIT ON THIS HANDLEBAR.
NOTE; Do not use with stems that use clamping sections on the front that are less than 10 mm in width.
NOTE: made sure all surfaces that contact the bar are smooth and without sharp edges. Use emery cloth or a deburring tool to radius all stem edges before inserting handlebar into your stem
This bar has a 1 year warranty. With all bars, carbon or alloy, we recommend replacing them every 3 years .