A savvy choice.
You're looking forward to doing a few new races this year, but no one is covering your entry fees, or your team kit. Upgrade to the drop bars you want without draining your budget with the Fizik Cyrano R5 Chameleon Handlebar. Shaped according to Fizik's Spine Concept system, the Cyrano R5 Chameleon is rounder than more aggressive Snake bars and slightly wider than the compact Bull bars, accommodating cyclists with moderate flexibility.
A 135mm drop places the Cyrano on the deep end of the spectrum, with the long 80mm reach lending the bar an ergonomic shape that provides you with multiple options for hand placement over the course of a race. To construct the bar itself, Fizik uses treated Anticordal aluminum, which improves durability and stiffness over untreated aluminum alone. It ensures high fatigue resistance for seasons of functionality without issue, and boasts an impressive strength-to-weight ratio without a heavy price tag.
- Get the right bar for you without emptying your wallet
- Ergonomic shape offers numerous options for hand placement
- Treated aluminum construction is lightweight and durable
- Chameleon distinction built for moderately flexible riders
- Q & A
I bought these for my gravel specific bike to replace some narrower and more rigid bars and complete my Fizik contact point system. Fizik's spec and description for the Chameleon specific bars seemed to match what I wanted. The 135mm drop feels super nice on longer bumpier descents giving me good bike handling and brake access. The bend from the shoulders to the drops work perfect with campy levers creating a smooth transition from bar to hood.