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
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.