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Reviews Profile Carbon X 1.5

Profile Carbon X 1.5

You know something is blinding value when you check the price twice. Profile’s all-in-one 836g option is a bargain bar that comes complete with great design detail and an integrated, alloy-sleeved stem.

The 400mm base-bar width is broad enough for most riders and a deep centre section means there’s no twist between the horn tips.

The upturned horns stop hand-slip and there’s a big exit slot for internally routed brake cables. The carbon S-bend extensions are slotted for internal or externally routed gear cables.

One nice touch is that the extensions can be clamped under or above the wing bar for full hand height adjustment. The same two long bolts hold both the extensions and the armrest brackets to save weight.

Rather than big Velcro sheets that peel off, the broad pads are attached with straps for repeated removal and washing. A vast array of profile-compatible accessory kits and drink systems are also available.

Contact : Madison www.madison.co.uk

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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