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Old 01-29-20, 12:45 PM
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Compact ICR Drop Bar?

Over a year ago I was looking for a compact drop bar that had some rise to it & allow for cables to be routed internally. After coming across the Hover Expert Alloy 15mm Rise Handlebars, they seemed to be mostly to what I was after. So knowing that cables would have to be ran exterior of the drop bar, I still gave it a shot....

So here I am today, back to looking for a compact drop bar that is compact like the Hover Expert Alloy & with the 15mm Rise, but also will accommodate for routing the cables internally of the drop bar.

Is this offered by any company? Suggestions?
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Old 01-29-20, 03:50 PM
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This is what I'd like to find in aluminum if it's possible.
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Old 01-31-20, 08:35 AM
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Stay away from cheap China carbon bars like you see on eBay is my only advice. I purchased a set and cracked them on my first hard out of the saddle effort.
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Old 01-31-20, 07:48 PM
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Stay away from cheap China carbon bars like you see on eBay is my only advice. I purchased a set and cracked them on my first hard out of the saddle effort.
Main reason why I am after the aluminum, but it doesn't seem to be made in that material for the above style. ???
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https://shop.fullspeedahead.com/en/h...-agx-handlebar
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That is a solid runner up if i can't find that without the flare.

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Who makes these?
i cant identify the brand.
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Old 02-01-20, 07:49 PM
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The FSA bar looks good. I've been using an FSA Omega compact drop for several months. Great bar, and it's their low end compact drop.The Gossamer and others reportedly have better treatment for stress relief. I tend to stand and push/pull the bar aggressively on climbs and sprints, so I might pay extra for the Gossamer for another bike I'm putting together. And that FSA A-Wing AGX might do for a conversion project I have in mind -- turning my hybrid with long top tube from swept to drop bars.

I'm avoiding internal cable routed handlebars because (1) it's a PITA unless they pre-run cable housing (as DIamondback did with their excellent Podium frames), and (2) I don't trust extra holes in sketchy low priced carbon fiber bars.

The FSA Omega compact drop doesn't even have a notch for the cable housing, but I don't even notice the cable under the bar wrap. I just use a single layer of ordinary "cork" foam wrap and it masks the slight bulge.

I can understand the cosmetic appeal of internal cables but I wouldn't compromise safety by going cheap. The RXL and similar carbon fiber bars costing under $100 have mixed reports from users, with some reports of premature cracking, while other users report no problems.
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
The FSA bar looks good. I've been using an FSA Omega compact drop for several months. Great bar, and it's their low end compact drop.The Gossamer and others reportedly have better treatment for stress relief. I tend to stand and push/pull the bar aggressively on climbs and sprints, so I might pay extra for the Gossamer for another bike I'm putting together. And that FSA A-Wing AGX might do for a conversion project I have in mind -- turning my hybrid with long top tube from swept to drop bars.

I'm avoiding internal cable routed handlebars because (1) it's a PITA unless they pre-run cable housing (as DIamondback did with their excellent Podium frames), and (2) I don't trust extra holes in sketchy low priced carbon fiber bars.

The FSA Omega compact drop doesn't even have a notch for the cable housing, but I don't even notice the cable under the bar wrap. I just use a single layer of ordinary "cork" foam wrap and it masks the slight bulge.

I can understand the cosmetic appeal of internal cables but I wouldn't compromise safety by going cheap. The RXL and similar carbon fiber bars costing under $100 have mixed reports from users, with some reports of premature cracking, while other users report no problems.
Not a fan of adding a wrap. Feels weird to me. Grips are fine, but the tape/wraps are just not for me. I don't really want to carbon unless it's the only way I can get 99% of what I want aside from material choice (aluminum) being obtained. I do like to get after those climbs, & the bars will see some loaded action, hence avoiding carbon.
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Old 02-02-20, 06:11 PM
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decided to take one for the team & try out an unknown name brand of carbon drop bars. hoping to have a good experience!
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Only other 15mm ones I know of are the ControlTech gravel bars, but they're not internal.
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Who makes these?
i cant identify the brand.
Looks like TOSEEK sold on Amazon
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Old 02-03-20, 11:56 AM
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I'll throw in a mention for Specialized Hover bars. I've used them on three different bikes and really like them (well, they came on two bikes, and I installed a pair on a third). They're available in crabon and aluminum. About 15mm of rise.
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Old 02-03-20, 11:58 AM
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Here we go. https://www.jensonusa.com/Specialize...UaArJDEALw_wcB
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Doesn't have the holes for the cables. I tried those out in the past & other than the lack of integrated cabling, they were nice.
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