Smart ENVE System Aero Bars Now Shipping

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We first got a look at the prototype Smart ENVE System aero bars back in July, and today ENVE announced that the production versions are in stock and shipping to dealers. As the first component in the SES lineup, Enve originally partnered with Simon Smart to create faster wheels. According to ENVE CEO Sarah Lehman,“When ENVE partnered with Simon Smart the goal was to bring world class aerodynamics to ENVE’s already outstanding product.  From the beginning, we knew that the collaboration would extend beyond wheels and the new Smart ENVE System Aero Bar is the first of several aero components.” So the aerobars are first, but they apparently won’t be the last…

Tuck into the SES aero bars next.

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Equipped with a 31.8 bar clamp diameter, the SES bars are compatible with most bikes on the market, while the adjustability will make them compatible with many riders in the market. “Over the years I have worked with many athletes of all calibers to help them obtain their optimized aero position.  It is not uncommon to find that most of these athletes use an aero bar that is either highly aerodynamic or highly adjustable, but rare that the bar accomplishes both. The new SES Aero Bar is unique in that it is arguably the most aerodynamic bar on the market with unprecedented adjustability, ” claims Simon Smart.

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Key Features:

  • 31.8 clamp size
  • Virtually infinite fit and adjustability options
  • 2 in 1 aero extensions that can be cut from standard S-bend to J-bend
  • Arm rests and extensions may be height adjusted up to 75mm off the base bar
  • Arm rests may be mounted direct to base bar
  • Max arm rest height of 75mm
  • Extensions elevation angle may be adjusted via twin bolt design
  • Internal cable/wire housing

 

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Technical Specs:

  • Weight: 650 – 825 g
  • Base Bar Width (c to c): 40cm
  • Base Bar Drop: ± 21mm
  • Clamp: 31.8
  • Extensions: J-bend, S-bend (2 in 1)
  • Extensions Angle Adjust: 0-15 deg
  • Height Adjust Spacers: 5mm, 10mm, and 20mm
  • Arm Rest/Extension Width: 86mm (narrow), 173 mm (wide)
  • Pad width center to center: Min. 125mm – Max. 200mm
  • Stack Height of Arm Rest/Extension: 15mm / 90mm

From ENVE:

November 1, 2013 – Ogden, UT, USA – ENVE is pleased to announce that the Smart ENVE System (SES) Aero Bar is now shipping.  The first component in the SES lineup, the SES Aero Bar was specifically developed for the aftermarket and allows unprecedented adjustability without compromising top level aerodynamics.

“When ENVE partnered with Simon Smart the goal was to bring world class aerodynamics to ENVE’s already outstanding product.  From the beginning, we knew that the collaboration would extend beyond wheels and the new Smart ENVE System Aero Bar is the first of several aero components,” commented ENVE CEO Sarah Lehman.

The SES Aero Bar follows ENVE’s function first philosophy.  First, the part must be compatible with a majority of the frames on the market.  For this reason the SES Aero Bar features a standard 31.8 clamp allowing it to be used on virtually any modern triathlon or time trial bike.  Second, it must be compatible with as many riders as possible.  With this in mind, Smart and ENVE set out to create an aero handlebar system that was not only aerodynamic, but also extremely adjustable so that virtually any rider can obtain their optimized position.

“Over the years I have worked with many athletes of all calibers to help them obtain their optimized aero position.  It is not uncommon to find that most of these athletes use an aero bar that is either highly aerodynamic or highly adjustable, but rare that the bar accomplishes both. The new SES Aero Bar is unique in that it is arguably the most aerodynamic bar on the market with unprecedented adjustability, ”stated Aerodynamicist Simon Smart.

The SES Aero Bar features a reversible base bar, micro angle adjust extensions, reversible extension towers with multiple width options, 2 in 1 extension, and pad carriers capable of multiple configurations to fine tune arm rest position.  As with all ENVE products, the SES Aero Bar is light weight, and carries the standard 5-Year Warranty and Lifetime Crash Replacement.

About Smart

Simon Smart, an ex-Formula One aerodynamicist with fifteen years of engineering experience at the highest level of motor sport, earned global recognition for his design and development of the Giant Trinity and Scott Plasma 3 TT frames in the wind tunnel – both manufacturers realizing overnight success in the Pro Tour with wins in the team and individual time trials.  Smart’s business, Smart Aero Technology, is based on the same site as the Mercedes GP – Petronas team headquarters and wind tunnel in Brackley, Northhamptonshire in the United Kingdom.

About ENVE Composites

Located in Ogden, Utah, ENVE Composites is a manufacturer of handmade carbon fiber bicycle rims and components.  ENVE is a company made up of passionate cyclists that have created a unique brand and complete product offering based on a riding lifestyle. ENVE employees have designed and innovated some of the world’s most respected products in the bicycle as well as other outdoor industries.  ENVE designs and manufactures 100% of their rims in the United States.

Comments

dislivello - 11/21/13 - 2:50pm

What is news??

CDG - 11/21/13 - 6:27pm

I’m holding out for the Enduro version.

Haya - 11/22/13 - 3:47am

Awesome. Every bit as good as the Chinese factory direct models, and no doubt competitive price wise too……

PYF - 11/22/13 - 5:14am

Quick question if the guys at Enve or Smart are around : when the extensions are installed in narrow distance (86mm) from one another, what is the max width you can get for center of pad to center of pad distance ? Thanks !

Peter - 11/22/13 - 8:30am

£1150 RRP, wooooooosh….

Bubbrubb - 11/22/13 - 11:21am

While I won’t pile on with snarky comments about price (haters need to get better jobs or marry rich), I will make this one comment: what does this mean for product availability not heir other products? On the retail side there was quite a delay this year in getting their wheel sets, sometimes a published 45+ day lead time. While I’m all for new product, I hope they aren’t going to let their lead times grow with the introduction of aerobits.

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