Choice is limited to just one -11 degree angle with this combo, though it comes in four different stem lengths – 100, 110, 120, 130mm – and the bar in either 42cm or 44cm widths. The finishing quality leaves a little to be desired, and our test bar had resin obscuring five of the eight cable holes for internal routing; without filing these out, the cables would not fit through.
The drops are quite an angular anatomical shape, limiting you to two definite hand positions. The overall ride quality of this combo can best be summed up as ‘very hard’.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.