Getting this Ritchey combo together is more awkward than most, as the base bar, pad clamps and extensions are all sold separately.
But once complete, it’s not a bad lightweight option at 540g, and buying the straight or S-bend carbon-fibre extensions separately means you can get exactly the set you want first time rather than having to upgrade later.
The generously drooped base bar is more round than teardrop, which won’t win any drag tests, though it’s stiff and light for a bar with a dropped hand position. But the flat, shiny horns are going to need tape for confidence on wet descents.
The pronounced anhedral of the bars limits the amount you can move the bar/pad clamps outwards. The arm holders themselves only have two position options but the deeply curved cups feel secure enough to do your bike split asleep.
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