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The $1200 ENVE SES AR IN-Route One-Piece Bar & Stem gets official

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Originally developed for Tadej Pogačar and designed to his specifications for racing, the ENVE SES AR InRoute Bar-Stem is now officially available to you.

Constructed in two parts, the stem and the bar, then bonded together, ENVE can mix any bar width with any stem length to create one of 20 different combinations to fit your specific needs, too. But, it’s not quite the same as what Pogačar is racing, more on that at the bottom.

Shapes & Sizes

enve ses ar in-route one-piece bar stem being made

All forks are made in-house in Ogden, UT. They’ll offer “stock” models in common size combinations, but can also make them with any stem and handlebar length you want. Standard options include 90/100/110/120mm stem lengths and 38/40/42/44/46cm bar widths, measured center to center at the hoods.

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown from top and bottom

The flare adds 5cm to the width at the drops, so they’ll measure 43/45/47/49/51cm at the bottom of the bar.

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown from front

ENVE’s compound flare isn’t standard, and this one’s different than their gravel bars. Their gravel handlebars flare by twisting at the front of the drop and angling out from the hoods, giving the curve directly below the hoods and drops their own distinct angles.

This one angles out at the bottom of the curve to push the drops out by 2.5cm per side, but keeps the drops pointing straight back, which is safer for road racing where you might be rubbing elbows with competitors.

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown from rear angle

The top is aero shaped with recessed cable guides underneath. These keep the brake lines and shift cables (remember those?) out of the wind, and if you don’t run them into the ports at the center, you can use this on any bike with standard internal or external routing, too.

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown from side

Those angles give you a flat section to grab that’s further forward, where you’re more likely to be grabbing it for a sprint or descent, with a short flat bit on the ends. Reach is 76mm, drop is 127mm.

Frame Compatibility

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown on a bike

It’s designed for internal routing for fully integrated bikes, but also works with standard frames and headsets, too. It uses their IN-Route design, compatible with ENVE’s own Melee and MOG road and gravel bikes, as well as other bikes using a similar stealth routing setup.

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown on a bike

This system runs all shift and brake lines through the stem, then headset (and any spacers), lining them up in front of the fork’s steerer tube. From there, the front brake enters a port on the front of the steerer tube to be routed through the left fork leg to the brake, and the rest flow around the steerer into the downtube. ENVE says if you frame and fork use a similar internal routing setup, this bar should be compatible.

It’s designed around the Chris King AeroSet headset, but similar headsets with ports at the front should also work. ENVE made a custom headset cover for UAE Team Emirates’ Colnago V4Rs, and they say they’re working on more custom caps to fit more popular road bike frames.

Specs & Pricing

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown on a bike

Here’s all that and more, in list form:

  • 20 bar width/stem length combinations available
  • Handlebar widths from 38-46 cm
  • Width at drops is +5mm
  • Stem lengths from 90-130 mm
  • Flare: 18º compound-flared drops
  • Reach: 76mm
  • Drop: 127mm
  • Weight: 330-360g (depends on width & stem length)
  • Made in Ogden, UT
  • $1,200 USD (1449€ / £1300)

What’s in the box?

Each bar comes with a K-Edge direct-mount computer mount with pucks for Garmin & Wahoo cycling computers. Also in the box is a set of IN-Route spacers, their signature rubber bar-end “plugs”, top cap, ti bolts, and junction box carrier & access cover.

What’s Different About Pogačar’s Handlebar?

enve ses ar inroute bar stem combo shown on a bike

There’s a lotta noise about narrower bars and angled hood mounts right now as riders seek every aero advantage they can. So, ENVE is making an SES Pro Team One-Piece (aka “Pogačar/UAE bar”) with narrower sizes and straight flare (not compound).

The latter keeps it as compact as possible for close quarters pack racing while still providing better wrist clearance when in the drops. Sizes include 35/40, 37/42, and 39/44 (widths in centimeters at the hoods/drops). Price, TBA, available in Q2, 2024.

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Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
5 months ago

It would be nice if there were more short reach bar options available. Short as in 65mm.

cbutte
cbutte
5 months ago

Exactly, Cadex in fact alters the reach– shortening it for their narrower bars because fingers and hands are smaller for smaller/narrower folks.

Will
Will
5 months ago
Reply to  cbutte

That’s makes sense, but is that applicable to the performance cycling audience? There are plenty of string bean people with big hands, but want narrower bars. Or, basically, there are plenty of “big” people who ride narrow bars these days.

Granted too, $1200 bars aren’t really intended for performance cyclists…

FritzP
FritzP
5 months ago

I’ll be that guy…. $1,200 !?!?!?!

Evan
Evan
5 months ago
Reply to  FritzP

Gotta find a way to recoup the cost of sponsoring Teddy and co.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
5 months ago
Reply to  FritzP

Not bad when they’re made in the US and plenty of bars from Taiwan are +$900

SteveT
SteveT
5 months ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

“Great logic”! So one ridiculously overpriced product justifies another ridiculously overpriced product. Kinda like one murderous dictator fascist justifies another murderous dictator fascist. 🙂

Robert
Robert
5 months ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Taiwanese not that good .
High price markups . Single piece bar / stem is cheaper to make .

Fang Chang bing banger
Fang Chang bing banger
5 months ago
Reply to  FritzP

Bro. Got to start selling more dental implants in your practice if you’re struggling to buy Enve.

SteveT
SteveT
5 months ago

well played 🙂

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
5 months ago

I wish someone made a bar/stem in a 140 or 150. I was looking forward to seeing the official specs on what’s available.

Will
Will
5 months ago
Reply to  Veganpotter

Farsports and EXS both do 140, although they both seem unavailable right now, and have slightly short reach stems. The Bonty one also comes in a 140, and the reach on the bars is huge too.

Fang Chang bing banger
Fang Chang bing banger
5 months ago

Nice got to do a lot of root canals this month so will buy this to do the b group ride and not take any pulls.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Looks like my 5 year old Canyon H31 Ergo, almost same weight but 5 times the price! Made in the US is the main reason, not to buy that piece of …. Darimo Nexum Drag will be my next buy.
BTW: You should think about call this website bikenews, because i miss the rumors.

SteveT
SteveT
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Exactly, virtually zero actual innovation or performance improvement. Just a load of marketing BS, snobbery and a laughingstock nosebleed price. Imagine paying the same price for a non adjustable one piece bar/stem as the price you could buy a fully functional bicycle for. And no, this one piece bar-stem is not going to magically make you faster, climb quicker, ride more efficiently, or do anything on a bike meaningfully better than a dozen plus conventional separate bar/stem combos you can buy for under $200. This channel should really change its name to DentistAttorneyTrustFundBabyCAT4-5BikeRumor. 🙂

G-Bike
G-Bike
5 months ago

So when your bike falls over at the coffee shop and your bars break you also need to replace your stem….

SteveT
SteveT
5 months ago
Reply to  G-Bike

That coffee-attorney will just order another one at his or her LBS and have them install it for them. No big deal and no wrenching skills needed. 🙂

Mooo
Mooo
5 months ago

Wow. Bar-stem-headset compatibility has got out of control. Price aside, will this fit my bike..? Er, well. Let’s see… nah forget it.

Will
Will
5 months ago
Reply to  Mooo

I feel like the industry has actually been coming together for more universal compatibility with a headset-routed cables. Granted Enve is their own thing, but has some support, and it might end up being compatible with ACR or DCR.

MagnanimousWaffle
MagnanimousWaffle
5 months ago
Reply to  Will

It is compatible with DCR, they just dont state this publicly. Take into account Tadej Pogacar’s Colnago, a bike designed for DCR using Enve In-Route system.

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