Upgrade without the cost
FSA’s Omega Compact Road Handlebar lets you upgrade your cyclocross or training bike without making you spend a fortune. The Omega Compact is built with 6066-series aluminum tubing that is double-butted, tapered, shot-peened, and features wide grooves for easier cable routing. And with drops that flare out 10mm relative to the hoods, the Omega’s compact measurements improves reach and offers you a more ergonomically-friendly position on the bars.
- Double butted, tapered and shot-peened 6066 aluminum
- Wide grooves for cable routing
- Compact drop design for improved reach and comfort
- Q & A
I currently have these bars; they were my first competition level bar from years ago. I've since gone thru several top-shelf carbon bars, but came back to these because they offer the best hand / level position for me. My question is: Which of FSA's carbon bars has the same bend / configuration? I GREATLY prefer the damping characteristics of carbon, vs double-wrapping alloy bars.
Hey Sam! The SL-K carbon bar has the exact same dimensions as the Omega. Go check it out!
Is the Drop and Reach swapped by accident in this description? (seems like it should be 125 / 80 respectively, not vice versa)
Just About Perfect
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I really like the shape and drop of these bars. I would like to see a 70mm reach option, and setting lines for left and right lever placement would simplify setup.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
As far a as bars go, these are a very good design, you can't go wrong with these compact drops. They offer many grip positions when paired with hoods and I like that the ends of the bars are long enough for those of us with long torsos to utilize a sprint position with a long stem.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This bar is perfect! Would I love a carbon bar? Sure, but for 10 grams less, quadruple the price and to snap it in a crash? No thanks. The shallow drop is great and comfortable and gives me perfect angle for sprints. Can't go wrong here!