The new carbon fiber bar is the stiffest, most race oriented handlebar in the ENVE handlebar product line.
In their everlasting quest to add a little more bling to your cycling life, high zoot carbon wheel and component maker ENVE has unveiled its new SES (or Smart ENVE System) Aero Road Bar, which is made from 100% uni-directional carbon fiber and is the stiffest, most race oriented handlebar in the ENVE handlebar product line.
The SES road bar features internal routing for mechanical and electronic systems and enhanced integration with electronic groups. The bar now accommodates the housing of a junction box in the bar end itself. The shape of the bar, says ENVE, is wind-tunnel and CFD tested for aerodynamic efficiency.
Check out RoadBikeReview's long term test of the ENVE SES 4.5 carbon wheels.
The bulk of those aero gains are made by putting the rider's body in a faster position which can be maintained for long periods of time without sacrificing power output. Improved rider positioning is achieved by keeping the top of the bar narrow to naturally ease riders into a more aero position. The drops of the handlebar are flared for wrist clearance and more confident handling in technical sprints, criteriums and descents. Price is $400. Here's a full rundown of key features.
SES Aero Road Bar Features
- Weight: 249g (40cm)
- Widths: 40cm, 42cm, 44cm, 46cm (measured c-to-c in drops)
- Reach: 77mm
- Drop: 127mm
- Clamp size: 31.8mm
- Dual internal routing for mechanical or electronic systems
- Compatible with SES clip on extensions
- Optimized aero shape to minimize frontal area and reduce drag
- 25mm drop for increased control and wrist clearance
- Integrated bar end plugs
- Shimano Di2 junction box compatible
Titanium QR Skewer
Also new from ENVE (and not made from carbon) are these titanium quick release skewers. They are available in two different sizes based on frame and brake type: 100/130 for rim brake applications, and 100/135 for disc brake applications. Claimed weight is 87g (100/130), and 88g (100/135). Length is 100mm/130mm (rim brake) and
100mm/135mm (disc brake). Price is $89.
To learn more click through to enve.com.