FOR COMFORT AND SPEED, NOTHING ELSE DELIVERS LIKE THE STRATICS ERGO BARS !
All those curves and shapes work to make you ride with really happy hands, while offering new positions that work to help you go faster too! We have been providing the Ergo bars for years and years, making a legion of happy riders in the process!
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 scoops out a recess for your palms. This little guy provides support for your palm , allowing you to keep your hand relaxed, open and flat for spinning away long miles.
When the road starts pointing up, that is when those two semi-circles come into play. By dropping your thumbs into them, the kink or angle in your wrist ( and ulnar nerve pressure) is relieved, and helps you hold a good posture for climbing all the way though your arms and shoulders.
The bars also have a funny look on the drops, but form follows function. The truncated shape lets your hands get closer to your levers, for easier shifting and braking. The deep drop also lets you use this position without contact, so you can keep your arms and chest in a tighter more aero position, and still have comfort. The short drops typically use flared ends to widen the riders arm out to remove contact, but if you are interested in comfort AND speed, the Ergo design is very tough to beat !
For speed, the Ergo bars start with a sloping aero-wing-shape, and molded in cable recesses to keep everything tidy and out of the wind. There is also a small rise in the drops that supports the void that forms when you close your hand, giving you one more added position for speed. While one big bike brand notes "aero is everything" we think most riders want both comfort and aero, making the Ergo bars a winner all around !
We recommend Fat Wrap for use with ALL brands of carbon bars as it 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 5 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 .