Darimo Carbon makes some of the lightest carbon cockpit components on the market from their workshop in València, Spain. Initially focusing on ultralight XC components, Darimo is targeting road weight weenies more and more with their latest Ellipse Road Handlebar with weights <130g, after developing their first setback seatpost this year.
We were first introduced to Darimo Carbon earlier this summer when we saw their incredibly light <100g to 115g seatposts, <100g MTB bars, and even a prototype seatpost clamp weighing just 4g. Now roadies can pair the new Ellipse road bar with a setback post for an ultralight carbon cockpit entire fabricated in the EU.
Darimo Ellipse ultralight carbon road bike handlebar
The new carbon Ellipse road bar was already in the works when we met with company owner Damià Rizo in Girona this summer, and now it is ready for sale. Building on their other in-house super light carbon experience, the Ellipse bar is one of the lightest carbon drop bars we’ve come across, entirely made in Europe, and surprisingly not much more expensive that premium large-scale production handlebars.
Darimo Ellipse ultralight carbon road bar – Tech Details & Actual Weight
The new Ellipse Road Handlebar is available in three standard widths: 40, 42 & 44cm mesured center-to-center. Each of the three sizes feature the same compact bend, with 77mm of reach and 128mm of drop. Darimo using their own, in-house developed carbon layups, and offer either a 3K or UD look for the central part of the bar where it is exposed between the bar tape, and matte or gloss finishes.
With a 3K top weave finish, Darimo claims weights for the bars at just 135g for the largest 44cm bar, 128g for the 42cm, and only 122g for the 40cm width. (Actual weight on the scale shown here of a 42cm bar at 126g.) Darimo crafts much of their carbon components to order offering a unique level of customization possibilities. But even then, the standard bars have a generous 110kg/240lb combined rider, bike & gear weight limit and are ISO tested.
We’ve got this exclusive first look at Darimo’s new Ellipse Road Handlebar, so it isn’t yet up on their website. But the new Ellipse bar is available now for 399€. You just need to reach out directly to Darimo to place an order, or it will be available through their bike shop partners from next week.