Who says drop bars have to adhere to a certain formula? Over the years, we’ve seen a number of companies rethink the traditional drop bar from different drop shapes, to more rise, sweep, flare, and just about everything else you could think of. Two of the latest funky drop bars come to us from RideFarr and Surly, and they look like they’ll fill very different needs.
For the Farr Aero Gravel drop bar, the company says that they took inspiration from riders using their Carbon Aero Bolt-On and decided to make a one piece design with all of the same hand positions. They also wanted to make it affordable, so the bar is made from 6061-T6 aluminum and will run about $95 depending on the exchange rate.
The bar features a 25° flare at the drops, and is available in 42, 44, and 46cm sizes. Claimed weight is 500g for the 46cm, and the bar uses a standard 31.8mm clamp for the stem. RideFarr points out that they ship globally, with product arriving in 5 to 7 days for most destinations.
Surly Truck Stop Bars
Surly isn’t the first company to offer a riser drop bar, but they are (probably?) the first to include it in a video with truck stop hot dogs.
Available in aluminum and 42, 45, or 48cm widths, the Truck Stop Bar has a 12° flare and 30mm rise at the top of the bar.
The bar uses a 31.8mm clamping surface, and measures 475/505/535mm at the drops.