Chapter2 has announced a new one-piece carbon handlebar aimed squarely at gravel and adventure racing. The MANA-GRVL features a conservative 12° flare at the drops, and is available in six different size options varying both effective stem length and width.
Chapter2 have long been proponents of the one-piece drop-bar design, quoting the improved aerodynamic properties of a seamless integrated bar and stem combo. They offer various one-piece carbon options for road, but this is their first offering to the gravel contingent.
For improved comfort and bike handling over rougher terrain, the MANA-GRVL is much wider than the MANA2 UD and MANA Tongariro road bars, the narrowest starting at 469mm. The sizing options are as follows:
- 80mm x 469mm
- 90mm x 480mm
- 100mm x 491mm
- 110mm x 502mm
- 120mm x 513mm
- 130mm x 524mm
The MANA-GRVL was designed with the AO in mind; Chapter2’s Gravel/Adventure frameset. It isn’t specific to Chapter2 frames, though; it can work with any frame with a 1-1/8” fork steerer such as the RERE, TERE, and HURU where the cables and hoses enter from the underside of the bar.
Across all six sizes, the bar has a 110mm drop with the stem rising up 7° from neutral. Claimed weight for the 100mm x 491mm option is 330g (+/- 3%).
Pricing & Availability
All sizes of the Chapter2 MANA-GRVL one-piece gravel handlebar retail at $499 USD and are available now direct from Chapter2.