With its drop and reach of 126 mm and 78 mm respectively, this carbon drop bar is designed with ergonomics in mind for both the drop and the hood position. The evolvent curve of the side parts let you find an aerodynamic but not too deep position on your bike. When riding on the hoods the nearly horizontal forward part of the drop makes for an unbroken line with the hoods.
The obvious advantage of the oversized handlebar is its middle section’s larger diameter. This results in a considerably stiffer handlebar. In addition to that, its wide and flat top makes for an ergonomic and comfortable grip when riding with your hands on the tops. The flat section design is also more aerodynamic than the round-section version with its larger frontal area. In addition, the handlebar comes with recessed cable grooves on its underside following the proven design of the Compact series. The drops effectively raise the brake hoods. With small hands in particular the levers are easier to reach.
Our SL series is manufactured to suit your weight and riding style using T800 carbon fibre prepeg (about carbon). Stems with 31.8 mm clamping diameter including those with four clamping bolts may be used.
These thin walled handlebars may be completed with our custom made oversize carbon bar plugs.
All Schmolke Carbon seatposts and handlebars are unpainted to avoid unnecessary weight and to show that we have nothing to hide.
Keep in mind that we measure our road bars from the outside to the outside. Our handlebars as standard are not made to be used with triathlon or time trial bars. If you want to use one of our bars with aero bars, please tell us when placing your order. The necessary strengthening will add some 8 g to the bar’s weight.
If desired, we can also custom make your bar with long ends. All our bars may be shortened at their ends by 10 mm. Trade customers, as a rule, are supplied with standard bars, that’s no time trial bar reinforcement and short bar ends.
What does "SL" stand for?
- More stiffness
- ergonomic hand rest
- recessed cable grooves
- sizes: 42 and 44 cm
- weight: 165-180 g
- matt finish
"SL" stands for "super light". For our seatposts and handlebars we use T800 quality fibres for this line of products, whereas other manufacturer’s carbon fibre parts usually make do with anything from T300 to T700.
In addition to that we know how to build carbon fibre parts, these two factors combined lead to the combination of low weights and reliability we stand for.