Schmolke Evo TLO bars
From €495 (approx £430), schmolke-carbon.com
The TLO moniker stands for ‘The Lightest One’, and that’s not marketing hype. These bars are 40-50g lighter than even the lightest offering from rival big names such as Fizik and Pro, which is no mean feat when you consider we are talking about weights of under 200g in the first place. Schmolke achieves this by using Toray’s high modulus T1000 fibres and it says that by analysing the direction and load of the stress on the bars it only needs to reinforce the relevant areas, thereby keeping material – and weight – to a minimum.