Ritchey Interval TT Bars & Carbon Extensions review

|

£247

Ritchey Interval TT Bars & Carbon Extensions

BikeRadar verdict

60.0 out of 5 stars

"Sleek ’n’ sexy lightweight clip-ons, but they’re pricey; avoid if you’re after deluxe cushioning"

Monday, June 22, 2009 11.00am By

You buy these clip-on time trial bars in two parts; you get the mounts with the armrests (£160), and then you get the extensions separately. The carbon fibre armrest cups curve deeply so your forearms are never in any danger of slipping off and they have just a bit of give to stop dodgy road surfaces rattling your fillings.

The foam pads are small, though, so the pressure on your arms is a little higher than usual, and they’re very shallow. We never found ourselves uncomfortable, but you don’t get plush cushioning. The extensions come in straight (375mm, £87) and S-bend (340mm, £131) flavours. Go for the S-bend. The armrests clamp above your base bar and the extensions clamp below; use straight extensions and that’s a big old drop for your wrists to cope with.

Alloy-reinforced tips add strength up front for bar-end shifters and the clamps use a single Allen bolt each. Adjusting the length of extension is another one-bolt job – no probs there.

What's the score with BikeRadar reviews? You can find a full explanation of our ratings here.

User Comments

Submit Your Review:

Specification

Name:
Interval TT Bars & Carbon Extensions (09)
Brand:
Ritchey
Price:
£247

Weight (g):
324
Available Colours:
Black/Carbon
Material:
Carbon Fibre
"S-Bend" Extensions:
t

Latest questions

Related links