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Pro Stealth Evo $870

The Pro Stealth Evo bar is a fully in­te­grated car­bon stem/ han­dle­bar com­bi­na­tion that de­liv­ers ex­cep­tional stiff­ness and aero­dy­nam­ics at a sur­pris­ingly low weight, espe­cially when com­pared with tra­di­tional two-piece bar/stem set­ups. While these are all com­pelling per­for­mance ben­e­fits, you’ll also ap­pre­ci­ate the im­proved com­fort when rid­ing on the top flats thanks to the bar’s unique aero profile. Avail­able with both an anatomic and com­pact bend, as well as in­te­grated ca­ble rout­ing, the Pro Stealth Evo is a solid cock­pit up­grade for any com­pet­i­tive rider. ( pro-bikegear.com)

Vi­sion Metron 5D $684

With the Metron 5D’s con­tin­u­ous car­bon com­pos­ite con­struc­tion, Vi­sion says that it is the stiffest and most aero­dy­namic in­te­grated han­dle­bar on the mar­ket. Vi­sion has sculpted the bar with a 10-de­gree for­ward bend that ac­com­mo­dates the nat­u­ral arc of the rider’s arm re­sult­ing in a more com­fort­able and ef­fi­cient climb­ing po­si­tion. As with many high-end bars, the Metron 5D of­fers in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing that works well with elec­tronic shift­ing. ( vi­sion­techusa.com)

Eas­ton EC70 AX Flare $283

With the ec70 AX Flare, Eas­ton di­rects its car­bon-bar build­ing ex­per­tise to the grow­ing gravel and ad­ven­ture bike mar­ket. Un­like tra­di­tional road bars that have drop flare in the four­de­gree range, the ec70 AX Flare fea­tures a 16-de­gree flare. This setup al­lows for a wider po­si­tion when rid­ing in the drops pro­vid­ing in­creased bike con­trol on rough trails or gravel roads. But un­like some bars that of­fer a sim­i­larly wide stance, the ec70 AX Flare does not com­pro­mise brake and shifter ac­cess when rid­ing in the drops or on the hoods. Con­structed from Eas­ton’s ec70 car­bon, the bar comes in at 220 g (42 cm) and de­liv­ers ex­cep­tional strength and dura­bil­ity. ( eas­t­on­cy­cling.com)

Pro Ko­ryak Di2 $90

Con­structed with a light­weight and durable dou­ble-butted 2014 alu­minum, the Pro Ko­ryak Di2 pro­vides all-moun­tain and cross coun­try rid­ers the same in­ter­nal ca­ble rout­ing that road rid­ers have been en­joy­ing for years. The re­sult is a clean and clut­ter-free cock­pit when com­bined with Shi­mano’s Di2 shift­ing sys­tem. Other use­ful fea­tures in­clude the ad­di­tion of cut­ting guides that help en­sure rid­ers have the proper bar width, as well as stem-po­si­tion­ing marks that help sim­plify cock­pit setup. ( pro-bikegear.com)

BBB Flat­bar $54

This dou­ble-butted 2014-T6 alu­minum flat bar is a great cost-ef­fec­tive up­grade for fast trail rid­ing. Built with zero rise and 12 de­grees of back­sweep, this bar will help you achieve a lower and more ag­gres­sive cock­pit po­si­tion. The bar weighs a rea­son­able 302 g and comes in a ver­sa­tile 710-mm width. ( gw­bi­cy­cle.com)—gusalexan­dropou­los

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