We offer these very light road handlebars with 0° (only 40 and 44 cm) and 5° (only 42 and 46 cm) backsweep. As is usual with the classic frame geometries, the bends on these 26 mm clamping dimension road handlebars are also slightly larger in order to achieve a greater difference in posture in the different grip positions. The design of the top bar makes it possible to mount the brake levers in such a way that they merge perfectly with the racing handlebars.
Like all our products in the TLO series, our lightweight full carbon racing handlebars are hand-wound (about carbon) from the best prepregs available on the market to suit your weight and riding style. The layered construction, which has been further refined over 30 years of production experience, with up to 18 layers in the heavily stressed centre section and only 5 layers in the less stressed lower curve, makes the incredible weights possible despite the legendary indestructibility.
We offer these lightweight carbon drop bars for fans of the classic, thinner racing handlebars so that they can still use the thin stems of some older racing bikes with a diameter of 26 mm. Please note that we measure our carbon drop handlebars from the outside to the outside. Our road bike handlebars are not designed for use with triathlon or time trial handlebars as standard. If you would like to use your lightweight carbon handlebars with aero handlebars, please let us know when ordering. The necessary reinforcement increases the weight of the carbon handlebars by around 7 g. All our drop bars can be shortened by 10 mm at their ends. These thin-walled carbon handlebars can be supplemented with our customised carbon brake lever bandages and carbon handlebar plugs.
All our lightweight carbon roadbars are unpainted to avoid adding unnecessary weight. Above all, the epoxy surface is much more resistant than any paint finish. It is therefore not scratched as quickly. These classic carbon drop handlebars come with the usual high-gloss finish. TLO drop bars can be ordered in 1k weave or UD. 1k is the classic carbon look with (biaxially) crossed fibres. With UD (unidirectional), all carbon fibres run in one direction. This gives the surface a uniform black, almost painted look. In general, UD carbon parts are a few grams heavier than 1K carbon parts. Learn more about UD and 1k here
To create the perfect look on your bike, all TLO carbon drop handlebars are available in 3 different logo colours: Schmolke Edition (red / white), Black Edition and White Edition.
Always use a torque tool for installation!