Aluminum for the win.
When you’re cruising down empty country roads with only fence posts and cows for company, are you really gonna be thinking about how much your fancy carbon bars weigh? Probably not, especially when you can ride with the comfort provided by the 3T Ergnova Pro Handlebar. It has the same ergonomic shape as 3T’s more expensive carbon bars, with a teardrop profile that’s easy on your hands and cuts through the wind, and a 123mm drop that makes it easy for riders with smaller hands to get on the brakes.
We can’t say that the aluminum Ergnova Pro is as light as carbon bars, but they still check in at a very reasonable 265g in the 42cm width. Add that to the piece of mind that you get with durable aluminum bars, and the Ergnova becomes something of a no-brainer for recreational riders who demand comfort and performance.
- Q & A
can shimano 105 11 speed shifters install onto this dropbar?
some says it can't ð
Perfect for me!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Ooooo I am stoked on these bars!
I've finally found a bar that fits me perfectly. I have e 40cm (38cm c-c at the hoods) and it's the best road bar I've used.
The ever-so-slight flare at the drops provides incredible stability descending canyons around the Wasatch, and the wider flats are a perfect platform for climbing and cruising.
3T is one of the most experienced (and complete) manufacturers of cycling cockpit components in the sport. 3T (Turin Tube Technology) was founded in Northern Italy in 1961 by Mario Dedioniggi. In 1975 Dedioniggi was the first person to use aircraft grade 7050 aluminum alloy in cycling cockpit components. 3T is used all over the UCI pro peloton. Lots of experience here.
This top-of-the-line aluminum road bar utilizes triple-butted 7050 aluminum alloy and is shot peened for extra strength.
This bar weighs 265 g (size 42). A carbon bar weighs ~200g but costs $300! ... 65g of additional non-rotational mass is insignificant on the bike. This 3T alloy bar is: light, strong, and affordable. That's a combination that is hard to beat.
Other pros of the Ergonova Pro: (#1) The short reach and drop. (2) The flattened, eggshape tops (better support during long rides). But oval tops may not work well for those with small hands. (3) The slight flare of the drops (for descending stability or sprinting). (4) The new graphics are a big improvement over the 2014 version of the bar; as is the grippy application to the stem clamp area.
All in all, a great road bar. And a GREAT price/value.
P.S. - Of course, you must buy a 3T ARX II Pro or Team stem to match. ;-)
I need to clarification on widest 3T ergonova pro handlebar and how 3t measures. Item drop down indicates 46cm, however description says up to 44.
Available in sizes 38cm-44cm (center-center).
The 44cm center to center is 46cm wide outside to outside.