-Compatibility with latest generation Shimano DI2 bar end junction box
Integration has become an X factor in aerodynamic considerations for bicycle design — from seatposts to brakes to electronic shifting units. As the most substantive leading feature of a bicycle, an integrated handlebar/stem unit provides 10 fold aerodynamic gains over cylinder shapes. Not only do they dramatically reduce drag, they increase front-end stiffness for a more confident riding experience. These two details come together in Black Inc’s integrated barstem.
The advantages of the integrated barstem, both functionally and aesthetically, are enhanced with our cable routing options, which further streamline the front of the bike. And while aerodynamics are the defining concern for Black Inc’s continuing engineering aspirations, ergonomics matter a lot to us… You have to be able to wrap your hands around the bars!
Our 125 mm of drop and 80 mm of reach offer the perfect fit in all riding positions, with a drop flare of 3 degrees and a top section backsweep of 2 degrees. The integrated barstem feels like a custom-molded bar — the tops are the perfect shape hands can cradle for comfort and security yet aerodynamic in all the right ways. The drop flare makes a big difference for better comfort while during descending and sprinting and helps clear a rider’s wrists from contacting the upper bend while sprinting with a wider and with more substantial surface to grasp. The drops have a variable radius, continuous shape for comfort and ease of hand movement along for multiple positions for varied terrain.
The geometry of the integrated barstem is the same as our Black Inc stem and handlebar together, putting hands and shifters in the same place but with a stronger and lighter junction between bar and stem. Its wide, big radius junction allows carbon fibers to be laid smoothly over a larger surface area for increased stiffness connecting to a substantial cross-section stem portion while the shallow aero profile bar portion offers road bump dampening.
This barstem is full carbon, no inserts. We use separate aluminum nuts for the steerer clamp. This allows us to make a stronger and lighter bar without the intrusion of co-molded aluminum inserts. We use titanium screws and aluminum nuts in the steerer clamp.
The steerer clamp is 42 mm tall (stack), however the clamping area is located in the lower 37 mm of it. The upper 5 mm are recessed 1mm. This is made so that a clean, flush headset top cap installation can be done, but ensures the stem clamps completely on the steerer. Otherwise, for a standard stem, without this built-in recess, it is recommended to add a 5 mm spacer on top of the stem.
The cable routing is optimized for electronic setups, so that Di2 wires can be run internally, also using the new bar-end style junction box from Shimano. The new small connection box can be hidden inside the bar tops. The brake and shift (mechanical) cable housings run externally on a recessed channel.
The barstem comes with a machined aluminum “quarter turn” computer mount (Garmin and Wahoo type) with 2-mount position for the Garmin version, so that larger or smaller computers can be used (Garmin 520 or 1000, for example). We also have an optional SRM mount version that can be purchased separately. For those not using a computer, there is also a blind cap for a smoother aesthetic.
*Wahoo Mount is sold separately.
Weight: 320 g (420 mm x 110 mm)
380 mm x 90 mm, 380 mm x 100 mm, 380 mm x 110 mm, 380 mm x 120 mm,
400 mm x 90 mm, 400 mm x 100 mm, 400 mm x 110 mm, 400 mm x 120 mm, 400 mm x 130 mm
420 mm x 90 mm, 420 mm x 100 mm, 420 mm x 110 mm, 420 mm x 120 mm, 420 mm x 130 mm
440 mm x 90 mm, 440 mm x 100 mm, 440 mm x 110 mm, 440 mm x 120 mm, 440 mm x 130 mm
Angle: -6 degrees
Material: Carbon Fiber
Stack: 42 mm
Steerer Diameter: 1-1/8″
Drop: 125 mm
Reach: 80 mm
Flare (drop section): 3 degrees
Backsweep (top section): 2 degrees
Finish: UD matte and glossy
Lightweight Rennbugel Handlebar
You like to have a firm grip on things. You know where you want to go, and you like to steer your bike without compromises. We have the perfect handlebars for you. Not just any handlebars, but our RENNBÜGEL handlebars from Lightweight. Thanks to the use of state-of-the-art High Modular carbon, it weighs only 168 g. Light enough to ensure that you have less inert mass to move and rigid enough to transfer your smallest steering movements to the front wheel precisely, even in a race. And the RENNBÜGEL is extremely comfortable to use, as it eliminates vibrations and is available in just the right width for you. The classic, rounded design of the RENNBÜGEL means that it feels perfect however you grip it. And we just knew you would like its classic, matt-black finish with the white logos.
WEIGHT: 166 gr WIDTH (CENTRE/CENTRE): 400 mm CLAMPING: 31,8 mm MATERIAL: HM carbon-fibre DEPTH: 136 mm RANGE: 79 mm SURFACE: UD black matt
Lightweight KOMPAKTBUGEL Handlebar (Aero)
Road bike riding is your way of life: speed, motion, sport, lifestyle. Your bike is your racing machine, training partner, and a thing of beauty all in one. It should be customized to your unique dimensions – fit you like a glove. Maximizing your performance is your top priority. Ergonomics is essential – which is precisely why Lightweight developed its KOMPAKTBÜGEL. The flattened oval top section offers a comfortable gripping surface. The reach and drop are designed for ergonomic transitions and natural grip positions. Constructed with state-of-the-art high-modular carbon fiber, it weights a mere 196 g in medium size. Light enough so that you don’t have to move too much inert mass, and stiff enough to accurately transmit all your steering movements to the front wheel without causing fatigue, even on long rides. KOMPAKTBÜGEL features smart carbon weaving for ultimate riding comfort, zero micro-vibrations, and a range of sizes to fit your body type. KOMPAKTBÜGEL is even the perfect base handlebar for your triathlon bike, with a rounded clamping area specifically designed to accommodate aero bars. And we have a sneaking suspicion you’ll like the classic black matte finish with the white logos.
WEIGHT: 192 g WIDTH: (CENTRE/CENTRE)400 mm CLAMPING: 31,8 mm MATERIAL: High Modular Carbon Fiber DEPTH: 123 mm REICHWEITE: 75 mm SURFACE: UD black matt MISCELLANEOUS: Aero bar compatible
Factor OTIS Evo BarStem System (Must use with Factor One V2 Frame)
Factor VISTA BarStem System (Must use with VISTA Frame)
The front end is rounded out with a OTIS-AR integrated cockpit as well. Fitting neatly inline with the fork, the ‘barstem’ promises handling precision with a vertically comfortable layup thanks mostly to a wide, flat stem design. The bar gets a slight backsweep on the tops and a bit of flare in the drops for more off-road comfort. It is an entirely proprietary setup, with the barstem bolted directly to the top of the fork, not clamped traditionally to the upper steerer tube extension. Stack is adjustable with spacers, but no Reach or bar angle adjustment is possible, and you can’t simply swap out a conventional bar & stem setup.
Factor OTIS BarStem System (Must use with Factor One Frame)
BIKE AHEAD COMPOSITE
BikeAhead MTBBar TheRiser
THEriser is an ingenious companion for the harder terrain. It offers a lot of comfort and control through its geometry. With it, the trail surfing is really fun and you can initiate any change of direction. It offers also our patented NSA surface for the clamping areas.
clamping diameter 31,8 mm
clamping areas with patented NSA surface
maximum rider weight limit 95 kg / 209 lb (rider + package)
finish: satin glossy 3K or unidirectional carbon
made in Germany
WEIGHT* 129-159g depends on width (can deviate +/- 5%)
FINISH: UD oder 3K satin glossy
Darimo Ellipse Road Handlebar
The ultimate in lightweight handlebars for your road bike, the Darimo Ellipse road handlebar sets a new standard with a weight of just 128 grams in 420mm width.
The handlebar is entirely manufactured with carbon fiber, with an exclusive combination of bidirectional and unidirectional fabrics with the right orientation to achieve the best weight-resistance-stiffness ratio, always keeping in mind your safety. The proper arrangement of fiber layers has been achieved after finite element calculations and destructive tests.
This type of laminate can only be achieved with a completely handmade construction with a location of the carbon layers made by hand on each handlebar, with a number and arrangement of different layers at each point.
The center diameter is 31.8 mm, adapted to the current standards (If you need a 26mm handlebar, ask us).
The upper part has a flattened shape to increase comfort during hours of riding.In the lower part it has external grooves for brake and shifters cables. Measures: Currently manufactured in widths of 360-380-400-420-440mm measured from center to center. With a “compact” shape it has 77mm reach and 128mm drop.
Triathlon extension: The central zone has a sufficient width for assembling extensions, but you must request an specifically reinforced versión.
Finishing: There are four possible finishes with the combination of gloss or matt, bidirectional (3k) or unidirectional.The Unidirectional version, only in the central part, has an increase in weight of about 8 grams.
Weight limit: The Darimo handlebar is safe and exceeds the tests of the ISO 4210-2 standard, so it is valid for an overall system weight (bicycle, cyclist, luggage) of maximum 110 kg.In case of riders weighting more than 90kg, we recommend a reinforced version for a stiffness increase.
Use: Road, gravel, CX..
Di2 Version: On demand it’s possible to manufacture the handlebar with holes for the internal routing of electronic cables.In this case, it is necessary to specify where the holes are needed.It leads to an increase in weight depending on the number of holes since these areas must be reinforced.
We recomend to use stems with four screws up to 50 mm wide. If you have any doubt contact us.