The whole shape of this bar is very similar to the Cinelli Vai, aside from the fact there’s only a single groove for cable routing under your tape.
The groove is quite deep though, and there’s just enough room to squeeze in a pair of cables without causing too much of a ridge in the bar tape.
Although initially stiffer than the Oval R900, once the loading is increased they continue to deﬂect, which is the characteristic of a good alloy bar and gives a comfortable ride with enough stiffness for precise control.
|Manufacturer's Description||The R700 alloy handlebar is the workhorse in the Oval Concepts line-up. No matter the terrain, the circumstance, or the size of the rider, the R700 offers bombproof durability and pro-quality performance. It's built from seamless, swaged 7050 T-6 aerospace-grade alloy with a shot-peened finish to give it strength that exceeds even the most extreme benchmarks. Most surprising, though, is the fact that its triple-butted construction allows it to weigh in at a mere 229g -- only an ounce heavier than Oval's R900 carbon fiber bar!|
|Depth Of Drop||148|
|Available Sizes||42cm 44cm 46cm|