3T Carbon Handlebars

Guide to carbon handlebars available from 3T for road, triathlon, tt and mtb use

The range of 3T handlebars is quite easy to understand as they have three specification levels and three models: the Ergonova, Ergosum and Rotundo. Each of these 3T carbon models features different designs, at around the same price point for a given specification.

The 3T carbon handlebars with the LTD notation are the top specification as used by pros and top amateurs who want ultimate performance and design. Next come the 3T Team versions which are for top-level competition at a lower cost and finally there are the Pro versions, still for serious competition but at a cost that will satisfy a large number of riders.

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3T Ergonova Handlebars

3T Ergonova Handlebars
This is a popular ergonomically designed 3T bar with an egg shaped horizontal section to give a comfortable wider hand rest for all-day cycling. It also has a changing radius on the extensions allowing different hand positions.

At 180g the Ergonova LTD is the lightest, made from high modulus carbon fibre. This bar should not be fitted with any clip on aero bars.

The Ergonova Team weighs slightly more at 198g, having constant thickness carbon walls, giving the capacity for using clip on Aerobars with it.

Finally the Pro version is in alloy at 260g, again allowing the fitting of the most clip on bars.

All 3T Ergonova handlebars are available in 38, 40, 42, and 44 cm widths with a 123 mm drop and a 77mm reach.

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3T Ergosum Handlebars

3T Ergosum Handlebars
These are a variation on traditional drop bars, having more reach while at the same time being shallower. There's also a smaller radius at the mount points for brake levers which suits small hand sizes and makes hand hold, reach and angle easily adjustable as you ride.

The 3T Ergosum LTD is a race bar made of high modulus carbon and weighing a mere 174g, being unsuitable for clip on bars.

With the Ergosum Team you get a constant thickness carbon handlebar at 192g that will take most clip on Aerobars.

The Ergosum Pro is the triple-butted alloy version at 243g, for those who want performance at a lower price point.

The 3T Ergosum is available in 40, 42, and 44cm witness with a drop of 128 mm and a reach of 89 mm.

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3T Rotundo Handlebars

3T Rotundo Handlebars
If you want a traditional drop bar the 3T Rotundo will fit the bill, as it has a medium depth, round drop bend.It's a long-standing classic providing versatility control and good handling.

The Rotundo LTD is the high modulus carbon version at 169 g, with the Team model coming in at 192 g in standard carbon fibre. If the extra weight isn't an issue, the alloy version adds 245 g gives the same design benefits in terms of shape and control.

(The LTD can't be fitted with clip-ons, but the other two models can.)

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