3T Prima 199 Handlebars

4.64/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.00

Product Description

The world's lightest aluminum bar - even lighter than many carbon bars - and coming from 3TTT, a company with a legendary reputation for handlebars & stems!

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by astroclimb a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2004

Strengths:    Light, strong, not nearly as expensive as carbon.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Very brief, since these appear to be out of production. Have about 6000 miles on them, never a problem. What else needs to be said?

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Favorite Ride:   NE where

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   on-line somewhere

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey WCS, others.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by voodoorada a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2004

Strengths:    -Ultra-light (lighter than most carbon bars)
-Very strong - I'm 190 lbs and have been riding this bar for over 2 years with no problems whatsoever

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
-Super-light, very strong handlebar
-Comfortable and looks great!

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Favorite Ride:   wherever I am

Purchased At:   Supergo.com

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Rada w/full Ultegra
Ultegra pedals
Velomax Circuit wheelset
Look HSC-2 full carbon fork
Ritchey WCS headset
3TTT Prima 199 handlebars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by damelton a Road Racer from Mesa

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2003

Strengths:    Super light weight and stiff! 121 grams lighter than the Cinelli's. The front end instantly felt lighter and more responsive.
The fit for my hands is great and was able to stay comfortably in the drops

Weaknesses:    NONE! I was going to replace my stem but no need now at the bar/stem combo is much stiffer now

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bar to replace my stock Cinelli Altera. The altera was never comfortable in the drops and the prima has much shallower drops and allows a better reach to the levers.

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Favorite Ride:   Mummy Mountain

Price Paid:    $47.00

Purchased At:   ItalTechno.com

Similar Products Used:   cinelli,3TTT

Bike Setup:   GIANT TCR1 Ultergra groupo, Mavis Cosmos wheels, Easton carbon seatpost, Timne impact MAG pedals, Profile crabon cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sde21 a Road Racer from Cambridge, UK

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2003

Strengths:    Very lightweight. Stiff. STI levers are very accessible.

Weaknesses:    Anatomical shape may not suit some.

Bottom Line:   
These are my first anatomical handlebars after riding Cinelli 65 for a long time. I decided to buy these bars after reading other reviews and they seemed to be very good value given their weight vs. cost ratio. I am not disappointed. They are very lightweight but are also very stiff. My only criticism is that the very end of the bars after the anatomical section is rather short for my largish hands.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything hilly

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Settle Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli 65

Bike Setup:   Colnago Asso with Principia fork, Dura Ace gears, USE alien seatpost, Oval Concepts stem, Cane Creek S2 aheadset, Ultegra STI and brakes, Mavic Cosmos wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by skarsholt a Recreational Rider from Toronto, Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2003

Strengths:    Great performance/weight/design for the price.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this to allow a better transition for my hands from bar to brake hoods than I get with traditonal designs. In this matter, the bar works flawlessly. I very seldolmly use the drops so I haven't noticed any flex in the bars as have other reviewers. I weigh 185lbs and have pulled hard on the bars from the brake hoods when standing to climb and haven't had any flex issues.

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Favorite Ride:   Whenever I'm on my road bike

Purchased At:   Duke's

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli: various; Nitto; Profile; all classic design

Bike Setup:   Trek OCLV 5200 w/3T Zepp stem

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