Although there’s a slightly odd pronounced anatomical shape to the drops, this combination is great value for money – you even get bar tape included in the price. Don’t expect a refined ride quality; it’s not bad, though.
We’d like to see better quality bolts – there’s already some corrosion on the bolt heads – but we can’t really complain considering the price. Both components are on the weighty side, but for building on a budget this is good.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.