Thanks for everyones response, I appreciate them.stihl said:I have the K-wing bars on my main bike and I don't think that I would ever buy the "regular" bars again. I love the flat section behind the hoods.
These things are indeed a bit porky by today's standards. If you are truly and terribly concerned about those 40 or so grams, I suggest that you get a lighter stem..maybe a Ritchey WCS or the Syntace stem. Or eat less Big Macs next time.
Get the carbon look Deda handlebar tape, it looks nice. Did you get a computer mount? Unless you have a stem mount computer, you will probably need one. I have a FSA-115 stem and have about 1/4-3/8" of round bar on either side of the clamp. I don't imagine that the richey would be much different than that.SHVentus said:Thanks for everyones response, I appreciate them.
I ordered the Ritchey WCS stem at the same time as the K Wing, should arrive any day now. I realize that 48 gm (1.6 oz) in the grand scheme is not a lot of weight (granted Kerry, a gulp of water or a healthy poop could account for similar weight), and realize in composite contstruction, there has to be some variability from piece to piece, but, it just seemed an excessive amount of lab error variability from their published, probable average target weight, of 240 gm. I was just currious what other's FSA K Wing bars came in at and whether this one was similar or grossly more. And to go from 199 gm of my 3T bars to 288 gm will be a sizeable jump. I hope I like the K Wing as much as it seems everyone that has them seem to be. Just trying to improve the ergonomics but still keep my bikes weight close to it's 15.7 #. Thanks again for everyones contribution. (BTW, I never eat Mc Donalds - ).
are the tricycle sized ones, the ones that actually fit on a rideable bike weigh more.SHVentus said:
Thanks BigBill for the heads up on the bar tape. I'm getting two ZeProedge mounts that are made for the FSA K Wing:bigbill said:Get the carbon look Deda handlebar tape, it looks nice. Did you get a computer mount? Unless you have a stem mount computer, you will probably need one. I have a FSA-115 stem and have about 1/4-3/8" of round bar on either side of the clamp. I don't imagine that the richey would be much different than that.