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Bontrager WSD VR OS Road Handlebar

Bontrager WSD VR OS Road Handlebar
  • Color: Silver
$49.99
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With less reach and drop, Bontrager's WSD VR OS Road Handlebar is perfect for petite women or anyone with smaller hands. This wonderful bar allows a much easier reach to your brake levers and the 31.8mm clamp diameter delivers great stiffness when sprinting and climbing. Plus, the etched positioning lines make lever alignment a no-brainer.

Which Reach and Drop you prefer depends on your hand size, arm length and riding style. If you like what you're riding, simply match it as closely as possible. In general, deeper drops and longer reaches are appropriate for riders with long arms and large hands while narrow drops and short reaches fit smaller riders. Handlebar Width is related to shoulder width. Riders usually prefer a handlebar width equal to the measurement between their shoulder blades, or slightly wider if they climb a lot or ride fast and hard.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Black / 36cm 745889681185 411894
Black / 38cm 745889681147 411896
Black / 40cm 745889681109 411898
Black / 42cm 745889681062 411900
Black / 44cm 745889681024 411902
Silver / 36cm 745889681161 411895
Silver / 38cm 745889681123 411897

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5.0

(based on 1 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Easy to use 
  • Lightweight 
  • Low drop 
  • Low price 

Cons

  • Could be lighter 

Best Uses

  • Long rides 
  • Road bikes 

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5

The cure to an AGE OLD problem.

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from Paducah, KY

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Low Reach
  • Low Drop
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Low price
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Could Be Lighter

Best Uses

  • Road Bikes
  • Long Rides

Comments:

There are advantages and disadvantages to being a 70 year old male. Age brings inflexibilty but also the experience to find ways around such problems.While building up a 2009 Trek 5.5 Madone,(performance fit), I decided to exploit the already relaxed cockpit geometry by the addition of these bars, even if they are "Women Specific".I had tried about a dozen bar types, over the years, and none seemed right FOR ME. Most were redically dropped and eventually painful.I had already used the WSD VRs on an older bike with more radical(low head tube) geometry, and had noticed an immediate improvement. However, the Trek/WSD VR combination teamed up to create the best riding bike I've ever owned, and, with the added comfort has come both added endurance in the drops and improved speed. Previously, I could only stay aero for a few minutes, but now, I can stay down all day long, if I choose, without the old back, neck, shoulder and hand pains. Over the years I have concluded that if your not comfortable on a bike, you won't be fast(at least, not for long), and this combo proves it.As an additional benifit, I must mention that I can see no long term benefit from riding in the drops,if you can't reach the brakes/shifters immediately, without repositioning your grip on the bars. It just takes that split second too long. You can not only miss a jump when someone starts a sprint, but more importantly, you can fail to stop in time, when something happens right in front of you, and you can't swerve to avoid it. I now can brake and shift from the drops or the hoods with no movement of my grip, and feel secure in riding in a tight group, at speed.I believe there will be a big move to this VR compact design by thinking folks, once they discover the possibilities.If they were only made in the same reach/drop in lightweight carbon, at a VERY low price, all would be right in the world, but I realize you can't have everything.In any case, these WSD-VRs have earned a HUGE "THUMBS UP!!" from me.Thanks Bontrager/Trek!!!Thanks for your time.

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