Control Tech Carbon Comp Handlebars

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00

Product Description

Control Tech Carbon Comp Bar: Monocoque structure full carbon fiber drop bar with ergo-aero shape. Greater surface area on tops, hood-hold palm rests for reduced fatigue. Reinforced, textured lever clamp areas, internal cable routing...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by orange_monster a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2011

Strengths:    Very light weight, very cool looking, mine were cheap but others may not be, internal cable routing

Weaknesses:    Carbon- so with the jarring mine took which would have been fine with my 3Ts, mine cracked. Also, positioning a little off from what I am used to

Bottom Line:   
Great bars- little awkward from my 3T. Flats at drops very short, but very comfy on tops for long rides. Placement of shifters doesn't allow a flat top like I am used to with the wings on the top flat, but I would deal with that... but I cracked them. I was in a pace line and hit a very minor hop on the pavement and cracked it along the bottom, then the slipped a little, then alot. Long ride to car...

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Favorite Ride:   RBM Sat morning

Price Paid:    $79.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   3Ts, ITM, Cinelli, Scott Drop-ins :)

Bike Setup:   Lapierre Scandium with DuraAce, Ksyrium SL SSCs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jhenry4 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2009

Strengths:    comfortable ergo touches, reasonable weight, vibration damping qualities of carbon

Weaknesses:    aggressive ergo bend, minimal flat section at the bottom of the drop

Bottom Line:   
This bar has a ton of great features. The internal cable routing is great, easy to run the cables through and doesn't rattle around. The flat sections on the tops are comfortable as is to be expected but they add nice touches like indentations for your thumbs on the inside and the underside is concave in shape so you can really wrap your fingers around it. There's also a nice drop to hood position, don't know how to describe it better but it makes a difference in the overall comfort of the bar. The ergo section of the drops is pretty aggressive, so you better be sure you want ergo's if you're buying these. There's a minimal flat section on the bottom for cruising in the drops so this is definitely more of a racers bar.

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Favorite Ride:   early morning

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   profile classic drop, specialized s works, FSA K force, Kuota Katch, and other various testers

Bike Setup:   cannondale caad 7, full record groupo

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

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2006

Strengths:    Very broad flowing wing section that distributes your weight over large area of the hand. Very strong, could not flex these in all out sprints. Looks super on the bike.

Weaknesses:    Limited area to attach bike computers, lights, etc. $350 is alot for handlebars

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden over 1000 miles with this bar and the ergo wing section is very comfortable even on longest ride of 62 miles. Reduces the road buzz transmission to your hands and arms. Contoured section above brakehoods area to reduce pressure point when hands are place there. This bar has no flat section but is continuously curved every where to better fix the shape of your hands. Your hands will fall in love with this the first time they hold it. Very well finished product with No rough spots or edges.

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Favorite Ride:   Loop around Palo Verdes in LA

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Kings in Seal Beach

Similar Products Used:   First ergo bars on my bike but I looked and touched a lot of bars prior to buying these

Bike Setup:   Serotta CrMol steel, Campy Chorus 10 speed gruppo, Chris King headset, Ritchey WCS 4-Axis stem, Mavic wheels

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