Control Tech Manta Carbon TT bars £599.99

Distinctive aero setup

BikeRadar score 3/5

This distinctive-looking aero cockpit isn’t cheap, but offers unique adjustment in a radical position package. The carbon base bar is forward swept from an already offset clamp on the integrated stem to give a very aggressive position.

It’s nearly 300g on its own though, and there’s noticeable twist at the tips when sprinting. The internal cable routing is pretty rough around the insertion points too. There are six different positions for the egg-shaped arm rests and the front subsection is adjustable for height.

The two separate hand sections are adjustable by sliding them along the slotted beak while the gear cables clip underneath. The price includes the carbon-fibre-effect alloy stem (162g extra), making it more palatable.

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