FSA K-Wing Carbon Compact Drop Bar
FSA has taken the design of their venerable K-Wing handlebars and created a new design for those of us who can't palm a basketball.
The reach has been pulled back to 80mm and the drop has been reduced to 125mm. (By comparison the standard K-Wing has a reach of 90mm and a drop of 145mm.)
Other than the dimensional adjustments all the great features of the K-Wing are present and accounted for. Seriously, this bar makes a strong case study for the amazing things that can be done with carbon fiber.
The wing shape across the top of the bar takes comfort to whole new level. The pool table flat "shelf" at the end of the bars enables a smooth and seamless transition to the brake hoods. Underneath the bar is a double wide groove for hidden cable routing that's compatible with Campy, Shimano and Sram. In the drops, the center section has been flattened just a touch to be easier on the hands.
The K-Wing Compact is available in a 31.8mm clamp only. It is not compatible with aerobars and for best aesthetics a stem mounted computer would work best.
40, 42, 44cm (Measured center-to-center)