The wizards of carbon fiber over at Enve never seem to stop with the awesome. Their existing carbon road handlebar has been a big success, and to follow it up they now have an equally nice looking compact road bar. This one should be great for those who prefer a shorter reach (79mm) and more shallow drop (127mm). This curved 199g (42cm) bar is yours for $350 USD and is shipping to Enve dealers now.
Full press release after the break.
Update: More images past the break as well. Also, we have been informed that a 44cm should come in at 215g.
Ogden, UT, USA – In a year highlighted by the launch of the new Smart ENVE System, Enve Composites has been busy expanding their component line to further meet consumer demand. The latest addition to the Enve component line-up is the new Enve Compact Road Handlebar which debuted at the 2011 Dealer Camp.
“The existing Enve road handlebar has been rapidly adopted as a solid performer for those who prefer a more traditional shaped bar. It was also clear that there was growing demand for a short reach, shallow drop compact style handlebar that maintained similar design features,” stated Enve Engineer Kevin Nelson.
Following suit of the standard road bar, extensive development and prototyping went into the final design of the new compact road bar. Enve’s new compact bar is equipped with recessed dual cable routing to accommodate today’s shifter options as well as Enve’s unique integrated bar end plugs which simplify the bar taping process and guarantee that the bar end plugs will not fall out. The Enve Compact Road Bar features a 127mm drop with a 79mm reach and is available in widths of 40, 42, and 44 cm measured center to center, and will retail for $350usd.
“With the launch of this new handlebar, we feel that we have successfully melded form and function into a very light, stiff, strong and comfortable package,” said Enve Founder Jason Schiers.
The Enve Compact Road Bar is now shipping to Enve Dealers and Distributors around the globe.