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Cutter Carbon Road Handlebar - 2010 BCS
Lock the Cutter Carbon Road Handlebar into your stem, and go meet your buddies at the shop. There are always a couple sprints when you ride together, but Cutter has your back this time. The Cutter Carbon bar is super-stiff, lightweight, and strong enough for you to throw some serious torque into making someone else buy your beer today. Three widths and a sub-200-gram weight make the Cutter Carbon bar ready for just about anything.
- Textured clamp areas ensure nothing moves when you pick up speed
- Traditional-style bend and drop are ideal for racing
- 31.8-millimeter clamp diameter adds stiffness
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i really want this bar! the one I'm using now is a 44cm,
i really want this bar! the one I'm using now is a 44cm, will a 40cm really make a difference?
By: Roberto Padilla
January 14, 2012
yeah, that's a huge difference. the bars should be roughly the width of your shoulders (wider for 'cross). If you're comfortable with 44cm, I'd highly recommend looking elsewhere.
January 23, 2012
finally, something for nothing
January 13, 2012
These bars are as good as or better than all below authors state. Appreciate xtra stiffness as I ride a long stem. Fiber is pretty to look at while riding. Bontrager bars were flattened along back with cable grooves, which was uglier than cables in front. Cables not a prob for me--there is actually some flattening in the front. Love the long reach and prefer the old style bend.
Are the Drop and reach measurements in C-T-C?
Are the Drop and reach measurements in C-T-C?
August 30, 2011
Nice carbon deal
December 27, 2011
It's stiff, I believe it is stiffer than the Ritchey biomax bars the bike originally came with.
Actual weight of the sample I received is 209.1g.
It lacks grooves for tucking cables, but it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.
how is this bar measured? outside to outside, center to center,
how is this bar measured? outside to outside, center to center, inside to inside?
By: mike allen
July 26, 2011
Cutter Carbon Road Handlebar
December 12, 2011
I have been riding Cutter Carbon Road Handlebar for about a week now and wanted to share my experiences. My decision to order this bar was based exclusively the attractive price for the bar and with a huge dose of skepticism because of the quality fame that follows so many products made in China... However, I'm very happy to report that I was in for a really nice surprise! The bar is very light and stiff. In fact, it feels stiffer than my previous Richey ergo aluminum bar while sprinting in the drops. I also like more the classic shape because it allows me to find me precisely the most comfortable position on the drops. The best part is the Cutter Bar's its vibration damping characteristics. Many road cyclists wrote about the almost imperceptible differences in vibration reduction between aluminum and carbon handlebars. This was not my experience with the Cutter handlebar. In the very few seconds of the first ride with this carbon bar, I felt very palpable reduction in the front bike vibration and the feeling has been confirmed after the longer rides everyday. Chicago weather somehow limits the lengths of my rides in December but I still ride between 30-40 miles everyday and am very happy to report that the comfort of the rides increased significantly with the carbon bar and there's no more pain in the wrists at the end of the ride. Swapping the aluminum bar for the carbon one was the last measure I made in my efforts to make my road bike more comfortable. I'm 5' 8" and 185 lb and did the following changes to increase the comfort:
Changed the saddle to Fizik Aliante
Changed the tire size from 23 to 25
Use Fizik Bar Perforated Microtex Gel Pads under the tape
Use Fizik Handlebar Tape Black w/ Logos (it damps the vibration MUCH better than other Fizik bar tapes)
Use Optimized Tire Pressure according to Frank Berto's chart (front less than rear)
And finally, changed the aluminum for carbon fiber handlebar
With all the above measures implemented, my bike feels very comfortable now. I'm still dreaming about that Specialized S-Works Roubaix PRO as my future bike, but for the time being I'm pretty comfy on my old bike... :-) Happy Holidays and happy riding!
This is a carbon noob question -- but is it ok to use carbon
This is a carbon noob question -- but is it ok to use carbon bars like these with an aluminum stem? Will the clamping force cause an issue?
June 29, 2011
Should not be a problem as long as it is torqued correctly.
By: Arthur Debowski
June 29, 2011
Fantastic bar for the money
October 21, 2011
Very light bar - mine is a 44cm and weighed a bit under 200 grams. Yeah, you can see the cables under the bar but I honestly don't care about that one bit. Heck, with Sram it gives you kind of a flat profile on the bar tops which to me is more comfortable. As far as flex, the bars seem very stiff to me (I'm 215). Note that a lot of people that are reporting flex might have a longer stem with spacers underneath. This causes the stem to act as a giant lever on the steerer and can cause some flex there, which is not the fault of the bar.
Can I (is it safe/durable) attach aerobars to this, it being
Can I (is it safe/durable) attach aerobars to this, it being carbon, or should I get alum. handlebar?
April 19, 2011
An aluminum handle bar is a better way to go if you plan to take the strap-on aero bars on and off. It will be safe if you use a torque wrench to the specific force aloud for the aero bars, BUT I must warn you, you will be left with marks on your carbon bars. The clear coat will most likely be scratched from it. If you plan on leaving them on your bike, then go for it.
By: Mike Midlarsky
April 25, 2011
September 28, 2011
I grabbed these bars for a sweet deal on BT. Saved 100 grams over my stock Easton EA 30 Bars. As the previous reviewer said, you can feel your cables through your bar tape, to me that is no big deal. The drops are 1 cm lower and that made a significant difference as far as feel goes. The bars also flex a slight bit if you are sprinting in the drops. I am 190 lbs just for reference. They also have the traditional rounded drops instead of the angular drops like most modern bars. If you are looking to save weight on a good set of traditional carbon bars then get your credit card out and start punching in those 16 digits.
nice for the money
August 22, 2011
very nice, light carbon bars for the money. only negative is that the cables show inside the tape alot as their are no deep groves for them.