Lee Cougan positions its new Comptrol handlebar as a light-weight, stiff, integrated piece of equipment that offers direct and responsive dealing with — at a minimal weight penalty. The 760mm-wide bar & stem combo additionally seeks to present the entrance finish of your bike a extra streamlined look by hiding the cables each visually and from the weather.
The 3K weave and unidirectional carbon bar weighs 275 grams from the manufacturing unit. To thread your cables by means of it, unscrew and take away a canopy plate on the underside of the bar. The cables exit on the heart and cross by means of a cable information and into the body cavity in entrance of the steerer tube.
Lee Cougan developed the bar with assist from its mountain bike racing arm, Team Soudal. The design course of led to optimized layup of the 2 supplies, geared towards balancing rigidity and luxury.
The bar has the flexibility to suit as much as 4 cables inside and makes use of a carbon layup molding approach to assist information the cables with out encumbering steering. And the model says it’s simple to disassemble for maintenance or packing—as a lot as inside cable routing may be, anyway.
The staff says it ran by means of greater than ten totally different 3D modeling and area testing prototypes. Seeking the suitable method between angles, sweep, and stem size, it landed on a -15° stem angle and compatibility with three potential stem lengths.
You can match the Lee Cougan Comptrol integrated handlebar on any bike. The 95mm digital stem size variant is accessible now at Lee Cougan’s website. Customers who want the 85 or 105mm variations should wait till April 2022 for supply. Full specs are beneath. MSRP: $360.
Stem angle: -15°
Back sweep: 8°
Width: 760 mm
Virtual stem size: 85 mm, 95 mm, or 105 mm
Weight: 275 g +/- 3%
Max tightening torque: 6 Nm
Material: 3K and unidirectional carbon weave