Interbike 2009 – New 3T Time Trial-Triathlon and Mountain Bike Handlebars
INTERBIKE 2009 – 3T introduced several new Time Trial/Triathlon road bars and an all-new line of mountain bike flat and riser handlebars. Ã‚Â Across the range, the components are broken into three levels, Pro, Team and LTD (with LTD being the best).
The Mistral Pro, above, has a new 3:1 UCI-compliant design. Ã‚Â Available only as a Pro level bar, it weighs 727g and costs $350.
Hit ‘more’ to see the other aero road bars and the new MTB handlebars…
The Zefiro is a new model for 2010. Ã‚Â It has replaceable rubber pads on the top deck of the flat bar surface, and it comes with 3T’s Pi Wing aero bar. Ã‚Â The Pi Wing is removeable, and all of 3T’s aero bars have a standard mounting width and are interchangeable to get hte fit and design you want. Ã‚Â As shown, it’ll cost you $740 for the Team level model. Ã‚Â Step up to the LTD and you get a 430g set for $950.
The Pi Wing looks like a hammerhead shark head.
Totally new for 3T is their mountain bike handlebars. Ã‚Â They’re available in all three levels (LTD shown). Ã‚Â They come with a pro-rated crash replacement program and (unofficially) basically a lifetime warranty against defects. Ã‚Â The two models, the Xida (flat bar) and Eryx (riser), are as follows:
- Xida / Eryx LTD: $159 / $169 (126g / 172g) – High Modulus carbon fiber
- Xida / Eryx Team: $139 / $149 – Carbon fiber
- Xida / EryxÃ‚Â Pro: $69 / $79 – Aluminum
The graduated lines on the ends of each bar serve as cut guides if you want to trim them down.