Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9.00am
By Warren Rossiter
Belgian component brand 4ZA’s top-of-the-range handlebar/stem combination offers a low weight, great standard drop bar with a nicely contoured shape. The semi-flattened top is comfortable to hold and the neat cable-run channels complete a well-thought-out design.
The neatly produced stem is similarly no-fuss, just a very well made, optimal performer that offers a competitive weight for not much cash. Sadly, the same can’t be said of the bar’s price, but in its favour is the fact it’s surprisingly stiff for such a light model.
It also does a very good job of reducing high-frequency vibrations from poor road surfaces, so it's an impressive all-rounder with a near-premium price thats not too hard to swallow'
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.
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