Riser bars may have unceremoniously damn-near killed the bar end, and some of us are sad for that. But looking at the change in a positive light, we did get some extra bar width out of the deal so all was not lost. However, many of the wider riser bars limited the available space and adjustable range for our controls. Problems occurred when we tried to install a fork lockout clamp, remote seatpost lever, and lighting systems. The 3T Eryx Team Carbon Handlebar has a compact design that addresses this very problem. What the 3T "compact" design does for you is allow a significantly greater clamping area for width adjustments for your cockpit controls with room to spare for fork lockouts and lighting systems. Their engineers reduced the width of the oversize center-section of the bar. In fact, it transitions into the clampable diameter right at the bends to the top of the bar. It doesn't matter if you like a narrower bar and cut it down to their minimum recommended width of 570mm, you'll still have all the mounting freedom you could ask for.Compared to the LTD version of this bar, the carbon fiber used is not the top-shelf stuff, but it is still very strong and very light, giving away only 28 grams to its more refined sibling. And one thing carbon fiber does well is damp high frequency vibration, so the Eryx Team Handlebar scores on the comfort scale. The 3T Eryx Team Carbon Handlebar comes with a clearcoated unidirectional carbon finish with red graphics and is 640mm (25-3/16") wide. It's a riser bar with 31mm of total rise from the centerline at the 31.8mm clamp zone. The clamp surface is also textured for a no-slip fit inside your stem. The 7 degree backsweep is perfect for long days in the saddle and for technical terrain as well. It's one of those things that just feels right -- not too straight like the days of old, and not too much bend like a cruiser bar. A 3 degree upsweep is gentle and maintains a natural hand position when you stand up to grope your way up rocky climbs.
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