NAHBS 2013: Fi’zi:k Debuts Bar Prototypes, Cyrano R1 & R3
Earlier this year, Fizik announced that they’d be manufacturing bars and stems. At NAHBS they brought in some samples to show off. As of right now they’re just prototypes, but the ones we got our hands on are the only ones you’ll see floating around. The Cyrano R3 shown above is Fizik’s alloy bar. This one’s a compact bar with a shallow bend. The Cyrano R3 will be available in both compact and race in widths 40-46cm measured center to center.
Weights are undetermined at the moment, and Fizik is quoting that when taken to production, the carbon Cyrano R1 Race bar (shown after the break) will be the lightest production bar on the market.
More on both bars after the break…
The compact R3 is attached to the new Fizik stem that’ll be available in both 7 degree 20 degree versions in 60mm-140mm. The bars flare out in the drops to let you sprint easier.
The Cyrano R1 carbon bar will be on Team Ag2r-La Mondiale’s builds during the Tour de France and will debut for the public in fall. When released, they’ll have a similar marketing campaign as Fizik’s saddles (think Snake, Chameleon, and Bull).
They brought the R1 carbon bars in the traditional race version. Same as the R3, they’ll be available in both compact and race in widths 140mm-146mm measured center to center.