Edge Composites drop handlebar review£287.00

Not the stiffest

BikeRadar score3/5

By moulding the bar ends closed to increase the bar’s stiffness, Edge gives a visual clue to their freethinking approach to composite design.

Bar width is measured at the levers, with the bar widening noticeably through the drop for better leverage and wrist clearance, so take care when choosing your size.

When riding on the hoods, road feedback is slightly muffled, but their ability to isolate you from vibration is excellent.

Unfortunately, while riding in the drops, hard efforts create enough flex to affect steering, and while dropping into corners information about grip is lost in a fog of flex.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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