Want a more comfortable grip on your gravel or all-road bike? Who doesn’t, right? Looking to offer a bar with more natural hand positions, Whisky just unveiled their latest bar, the Spano Progressive Flare Drop Bar.
What does ‘progressive flare’ mean? Well, when it comes to bar flare, you usually have one of two options. You can go with a moderate flare which keeps the hoods in the ideal position, or you can go with a wide flare which gives you a wider, more controlled grip at the drops. A progressive flare gives you the best of both worlds. Up top, the flare measures just 12° at the hoods. But down at the drops, that increases to 20° making the bar 6cm wider at the drops when measured center-to-center at the hoods.
The bars also feature a shallow 100mm drop and shorter 68mm reach resulting in what Whisky calls a more modern, comfortable fit.
To increase rider comfort, the tops of the bars have been flattened to supposedly promote flex, and help tame road vibrations. Offered only in a 31.8mm clamp, bars are offered in 40, 42, 44, 46, and 48cm widths which are measured center-to-center at the hoods.
Intended for Gravel or all-road bikes, the Spano bars are available now and sell for $280.