While the Cyrano R5 is a good-quality, entry-level bar, it offers more than some in this price range.
What’s unique is that it is available in three versions that work with a rider’s flexibility, like many of Fizik’s high-end components. The Bull bar here is designed for the least flexible, while the Snake version is for the most flexible and the Chameleon sits in between.
Here, the Bull version has 75mm of reach with a shallower 125mm drop, making it ideal for riders who prefer a more upright position.
It is made from an Anticorodal aluminium, in this case 6061, which offers high levels of stiffness and fatigue resistance.
The ride and shape impressed me and, along with the matt sand-blasted black finish, it makes it look and feel more expensive than the price tag would suggest.
Once again, Fizik has done a top job when it comes to the appearance of the matching R5 stem, with its stealthy matt-black finish with neat graphics. It’s made using a combination of Anticorodal 6061 aluminium and Ergal aluminium.
On the road it’s stiff and flex-free thanks to the Anticorodal 6061, while the Ergal helps with fatigue resistance. The hardwear is stainless steel but with price, looks and performance like this the Cyrano 5 is hard to beat.
- Bar: £45 / $60 / €49
- Stem: £45 / $60 / €49