How the pros set up their stems and handlebars

A cockpit photo gallery from the Tour of Turkey peloton

Road bike cockpit set-ups are an intensely personal thing. Stem length, reach, drop, lever position – even handlebar tape – all require some consideration.


We checked what some of the pros were doing at the Presidential Tour of Turkey and saw a huge variety in the cockpit set-up. Scroll through our gallery to check out some extreme variation: from Guillaume Boivan’s (Cannondale) highly aggressive position with a huge degree of drop to Adrian Kurek’s (CCC Polsat Polkowice) crazy spacing.