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Old 11-23-20, 11:15 AM
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My experience with "integrated" cockpits from Canyon is that it's a great way to paint yourself into a configuration corner that'll cost you $$$$$ to get out of. For example, let's say after some time using your spiffy new bar/stem combo, you decide you need a longer or shorter stem. You'll have no choice but to replace the whole package, bars and all. Same applies if you damage the bars. As far as the aero benefits, methinks they are vanishingly small for the vast majority of riders.

That said, if you've got the resources to indulge a taste for aesthetics, go for it.

Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
The problem with an integrated bar/stem is you can't change the angle of the bars.

Yes they look kewl, but I don't think you'll really notice the "aero" improvement The Domane is not a aero bike so bars would be minimal. Also if you ride at all with your hands on the "tops" it's not as comfortable as round bars.

The SL6 comes with aluminum stem and bars, switching to carbon will be more comfortable and save some weight.

$600 ain't cheap.
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