Spanish superlight carbon cockpit maker Darimo is back with another new crazy light product. This time it’s the Ellipse Gravel carbon handlebar – designed to scale up a wider, compact drop bar for riders looking for extra control on their ultralight, mixed-surface bikes.

Darimo Ellipse Gravel ultralight carbon handlebar

Darimo Ellipse Gravel ultralight 185g 500mm wide carbon gravel road bike handlebar
c. Darimo

While most gravel-specific bars opt for plenty of flare & backsweep, Darimo sticks with a conventional road shape for the Ellipse Gravel. The thinking goes that when you move the hoods+drops out to 500mm wide, you don’t actually need a lot of extra flare to get a wide comfortable position. And by extending the tops out by around 10cm/4″ vs. a conventional bar, you get much more room to find a comfortable position for your hands sliding side-to-side on the tops and into the bend, no matter what surface you are riding.

Darimo Ellipse Gravel ultralight 185g 500mm wide carbon gravel road bike handlebar

To make it all work, Darimo has reinforced their lightweight, handmade  bi-directional & UD carbon construction for the 50cm wide, 31.8mm clamp bar. Yet its total weight still comes in at just 185g claimed (which Darimo almost always seems to meet or over-perform from our experience.)

Darimo Ellipse Gravel ultralight 185g 500mm wide carbon gravel road bike handlebar

The bar uses the same compact shape as their regular road bar, with 77mm reach & 128mm of drop. It uses mostly round shaping, but with a subtle flattening of the tops for comfort, and external cable routing grooves in the underside of the bar. Internal routing for Di2 is also available as special order, adding a few extra grams as Darimo molds & reinforces the holes to ensure performance & integrity.

Darimo Ellipse Gravel ultralight 185g 500mm wide carbon gravel road bike handlebar

Darimo sells the made-in-Spain Ellipse starting at 400€, with a recommended max rider weight of 90kg, but more reinforced bars are also possible. More than just a wide road bar, Darimo calls the ultralight Ellipse Gravel “comfortable and indestructible”.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Brave move on their part. It might have some appeal for mtb riders who are only comfortable with a wide stance, but for a traditional roadie like me it’s nice to get narrow when your on smooth dirt and drop into a flared bar when it gets sketchy.

  2. The thing about flare is it doesn’t only serve to provide a wider position in the drops. It also creates a more comfortable angled position for your hands on the hoods.

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