Yes, you read that headline correctly, Syncros had “the longest bar in Vegas” with their new FR1000 alloy handlebar.
Originally created as a joke to satisfy all the kids that kept saying they needed a wider bar, a funny thing happened: People wanted it (as they often do). So, maybe they’ll pull the same trick Porsche did with their new hybrid super car and set a minimum order level to take it to production and this monstrosity might actually see the light of day. No price as of yet, but you can get a sense of just how laughably big this thing is after the break.
Oh, and we’ve got a glimpse of the future of stems from Syncros (and probably Ritchey) and their new full carbon 26″ and 29er forks hiding behind the break, too…
This is the FR1000 next to me…I’m 6’2″. It comes in at a solid 1,000mm wide (39.37″), easily making it the widest bar ever made.
And here’s what it would look like in the hands of someone who’s about 5’8″.
Back in the realm of normal, Syncros debuted their new FRIC (Freeride Intelligent Clamp) stem. It is a cold forged stem that uses a proprietary forging process to get the weight way down to 123 grams for a freeride-tough stem. Available in a 45mm length now, 60mm coming soon, both in black and white. What makes this thing special is the patented ‘Intelligent Clamp’ which bear hugs a 260 degree wrap around the bar. Adding to the coolness is the steerer clamp with bolts in front so it’s super smooth where your knee might hit it. $79.95, available in Dec. Look for the Intelligent Clamp design to spread across the rest of the Syncros stems in the future (and, unofficially, possibly some of the Ritchey stuff, too).
Laslty, they brought out thir new FL Carbon Fork, a full carbon, rigid fork for both 26″ and 29er. It has a monocoque carbon crown and steerer with 38mm total offset. Axle to crown distance is 445mm (26″) and 485mm (29″). Disc brake only, it weighs in at 530g for 26″ and 580g for 29er, with 300mm uncut steerer. $549, available in Dec.
Mr. Blurrycam struck a bit on this photo.