Taipei Show: Control Tech Expands Ti Mania, Shows off Carbon/Titanium Road Bar, More

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (4)

What’s better than carbon or titanium? Control Tech thinks the answer is carbon and titanium. Adding to the company’s range of titanium TiMania parts is their new road drop bar which fuses carbon fiber and titanium. The bar’s construction uses a titanium top section, with unidirectional carbon fiber throughout the whole bar including the drops. ControlTech says that titanium is uniquely suited to the clamp section of the bar, but carbon is a better material for the drops, which results in the unique cross section of materials shown here.

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (5)

Offered in only 40 and 42cm widths, the bar has a 130mm drop with 75mm reach. At 235g don’t expect the bar to come cheap with a price tag of around $478.

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (8)

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (6) Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (7)

The TiMania drop bar joins the rest of the TiMania group including their monocoque ti stem. The stem is completely forged from titanium, and isn’t held together by welds.

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (14)

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (1)

Other new products from ControlTech include the EXL road line and the MST mountain bike line which includes their first 35mm flat top mountain bar.

Control Tech Ti Carbon Mania 35mm bar stem (13)

EXL will consist of a 31.8mm carbon bar, aluminum stem, and carbon seatpost, with the bar offering a nice swept back positioning for your hands on the top of the bars.

Bar Specs:
  • Bar bore Ø: 31.8mm
  • Width: 380/400/420/440mm
  • Drop: 124mm(380-400mm)
    126mm(420-440mm)
  • Reach: 70mm
  • Cable Routing: Groove
  • Material: UD Carbon
  • Weight: 220g(W420mm)
Stem Specs:
  • Length: 90/100/110/120/130mm
  • Angle: +/- 5°
  • Material: 3D forged AL6061+UD Carbon
  • Faceplate: ALLOY
  • Stack Height: 40mm
  • Steerer Ø: 28.6mm
  • Handlebar Ø: 31.8mm
  • Bolts: SCM-435
  • Weight: 130g (E100mm)
Seatpost Specs:
  • Post Dia: 27.2/31.6mm
  • Length: 350mm
  • Offset: 10mm
  • Bolts: Stainless Steel
  • Material: UD Carbon
  • Weight:195g(Dia 31.6mm,L350mm)

MST will be offered in a flat or riser bar, with stems from 50-80mm, and a zero offset post.

Flat Bar Specs:
  • Barbore Ø: 35.0mm
  • Length: 710/760/800mm
  • Back Sweep: 9°
  • Up Sweep: -
  • Rise: -
  • Material: Triple butted AL7050/AL6061
  • Weight: AL7050 264g(W710mm) AL6061 296g(W710mm)

 

Riser Bar Specs:
  • Barbore Ø: 35.0mm
  • Length: 750/800mm
  • Back Sweep: 9°
  • Up Sweep: 4°
  • Rise: 20mm
  • Material: Triple butted AL7050/AL6061
  • Weight: AL7050 276g(W750mm) AL6061 310g(W750mm)

 

Stem Specs:
  • Length: 60mm
  • Angle: 0°
  • Material: 3D forged AL6061
  • Faceplate: AL6061
  • Stack Height: 42mm
  • Steerer Ø: 28.6mm
  • Handlebar Ø: 35.0mm
  • Bolts: Stainless steel
  • Weight: 133g(E60mm)
Seatpost Specs:
  • Post Dia: 27.2/30.9/31.6mm
  • Length: 400mm
  • Offset: 0mm
  • Bolts: Stainless Steel
  • Material: AL7050/AL6061
  • Weight: AL7050 255g(L400mm,dia31.6mm) AL6061 289g(L400mm,dia31.6mm)

 

 

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Comments

Rowan - 03/24/14 - 2:33pm

The EXL drop bar would be much more comfortable if it was swept forward. Sweep back when wider than shoulders, other wise sweep forward. Makes sense if you think about it…

Mindless - 03/24/14 - 4:44pm

So pretty.

Anastasia - 05/21/14 - 3:00pm

I think it is pretty cool idea, to combine titanium parts and carbon parts. By these means, the benefits of both components are transferred to the final product. While titanium parts and carbon parts are light and stable, the also are resistant to corrosion. Besides, the optics of these parts impress as well.

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