Three styles, three materials of new handlebars at Fizik. Sea Otter 2014. © Cyclocross Magazine
Fizik has launched a line of three new handlebars named in line with their saddles: The Snake, The Chameleon and The Bull. Ranging from being designed for a more flexible racer (The Snake) to a less stretchy rider (The Bull), Fizik is confident that they have a handlebar to fit every shape—and with three versions, an alloy and two carbon models, they also have different price points for rider’s varying incomes.
Adam Bookwalter, the North America Area Manager, explained, “The three shapes represent three levels of flexibility, so for example, the Snake bar has the deepest drop and the longest reach, so it’s designed for the most flexible rider. The Bull bar, by comparison, has a very shallow drop and shorter reach.”
The new Snake handlebar at Fizik. Sea Otter 2014. © Cyclocross Magazine
The MSRPs for the handlebars run between $100 for the lower-end alloy version (R3) to $300 for the mid-range, albeit a pricey one, (R1) and $400 for the lightest of the bunch (00).
New saddle designs (this one is for the Bull saddle) at Fizik. Sea Otter 2014. © Cyclocross Magazine
Also introduced for this season were some community-voted designs on their saddles. “The community voted on 50 different designs, and on display are the winners,” Bookwalter explained.
Community-sourced saddle designs at Fizik. Sea Otter 2014. © Cyclocross Magazine
Stay tuned for more from around Sea Otter, including a look at the new 11-speed SRAM Rival, and a return to tubeless for Hutchinson. Check out all of our tech goodies from Sea Otter 2014, and keep checking as we start to get rolling into the long weekend.