What do six of the top twenty riders at the Giro this year have in common? They all rode FSA bars, and the K-Force Ergo Carbon Handlebar was the bar of choice between them. It's easy to see why. Matching a level of stiffness with a heightened level of vibration absorption, the K-Force Ergo handlebar seems more like an anomaly than a real bar. However, we assure you that it's real, and after 80k in the saddle, its comforting shape will make you a believer, too.
FSA's K-Force Ergo Carbon Handlebar is made from a composite blend of 3k-weave carbon fiber and Kevlar. Formed in a continuous, one-piece construction, the reinforced carbon design provides a heightened rigidity for explosive sprints and predictable handling. Additionally, the carbon weave dampens road vibration while the Kevlar offers durable strength that reduces material fatigue. The engineered result is simple -- the K-Force Ergo handlebar will remain stiffer, longer. These attributes have been further accentuated by the implementation of a double-width single cable groove along the bar.
The K-Force features reinforced and textured clamping areas for the attachment of the levers and stem. This treatment prevents slippage, and helps to maintain the life of the bars. FSA has also widened the center section to 110mm in order to allow the addition of clip-on aero extensions or any combination of accessories. To achieve an agreeable shape, fit for long days in the drops or on the hoods, FSA has designed the K-Force Ergo with a moderate 150mm drop, 80mm reach, and 2 degree outward bend. And to ensure a consistent fit and ride quality for every rider, these dimensions vary in scale by each of the three widths available. The bar also offers internal cable routing, not only for a sleek aesthetic, but also for an unencumbered hand position.
The FSA K-Force Ergo Carbon Handlebar is available in the widths 40cm, 42cm, and 44cm. The handlebar is only compatible with 31.8mm clamp diameter stems, and features a UD carbon finish.