Syntace Racelite CDR drop handlebar review£234.00

Light and comfortable choice

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Syntace have focused on improving handlebar ergonomics and reducing weight with the CDR. By gently ovalising the top section of the bar and including cable grooves, they've created a cross section that feels fantastic in the hand and looks good.

The top section and drops are swept to match the natural position of the wrist, and both reach and drop vary with different bar widths.

Road vibration isn’t as well damped as some other carbon bars though, and lab tests reinforced our impression of flexibility when cornering or leaning on the drops.

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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