Carbon-fiber makes blending classic handlebar shapes with modern elements easy. The 3T Tornova LTD Handlebar brings the two together in a steering device that is comfortable no matter where your hands rest.
The modern element is the flattened tops. As these don???t need to go through the stem clamp, they don???t need to be round or small. 3T flattened this because it offers greater hand comfort, an easy internal way to route cables, and less frontal area to the wind.
The classic element is the round bend. The curve has the same reach and drop as the Rotundo. 83mm reach, 139mm drop, but the curve is changed to create a flat shelf transition from the tops to the hoods and more room to move your hands on the hooks.
And there???s an added plus. The drops flare outwards by two degrees starting just below where the hoods are clamped to the bars. This results in an increase of one centimeter in width between the hoods and the tips. The bars are measured from the center of the drops, so a 42cm center-to-center is 42cm by the hoods and 43cm by the ends. This should add to wrist comfort when on the drops.
As mentioned, the cables are routed internally. There are entry ports under the square bend transition from the hooks to the tops and again under the center section. The easiest way to thread it is to send the cable in first, then draw the housing in over the cable.
The clamp is the standard 31.8mm and should work with all traditional handlebar clamps. The center section, due to the super-light weight of the bar, 195g, made of high-modulus carbon-fiber, is not reinforced for compatibility with clip-on extensions.
The 3T Tornova LTD Handlebar gives you tops made for climbing and drops made for long-distance hammering.