If you really want a carbon handlebar but can’t find a stock length that’s just right, it’s a tough thing to start hacking away at your expensive composite component. Not only could you shred the fibers and potentially weaken it, but you may just void the warranty, too.
The new Ibis LoFi and HiFi handlebars solve that problem by giving you 25mm of adjustment on either side, using thread-in alloy extensions that are safer and easier to cut if you want to customize.
The design means you can test different widths more easily and economically, or even bring them way down if you know you’ll be riding a narrower trail.
The inserts thread in opposite each other, opposite in the direction you’re most likely to twist the grips. So, if they do move, they won’t over tighten. Seems counterintuitive, but you’re unlikely to twist the grips enough revolutions to bring them anywhere near loose while riding, especially if you’re using lock-ons.
The specs are:
- 750mm long without inserts
- 800mm with inserts installed and uncut
- 9º upsweep
- 5º backsweep
- 31.8mm clamp diameter
- LoFi: 10mm rise / 238g
- HiFi: 30mm rise / 249g
- $169.99 including inserts
- Replacement inserts: $14.99
- 7-year warranty
Available now, they’ll ship on Ibis’ higher end complete bikes or can be had for a small upcharge on lower end bikes.