Review: 3T Ergonova Team Handlebar

Handlebars play an important role in your comfort and performance on the bike. If it's too wide or thin, or has a drop that's too shallow or deep, it can cause pain in the hands, neck and lower back. The weight, ease of transition from one position to the next and the feel are also equally important—and can make a difference in just how much you enjoy each and every ride.

The new generation of handlebars has gone a step further, figuring out ways to improve comfort and dampen the vibration over rough surfaces in ways that aluminum bars of the past could not.

The carbon Ergonova from 3T has been touted as the latest and greatest in handlebar technology. But does it stand up to the test? Let's take a look at the pros and cons to see how it ranks against others in its class.

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What We Liked

3T Front 

1. Straight out of the box you'll notice the curved top section is a different shape that any round bar on the market. By creating a more oval shape, these bars fit into the palms of your hands more naturally, which makes holding the tops on long climbs much more comfortable.

2. The oval shape continues to the hoods, which makes resting the hands more comfortable when riding in this position for long periods of time.

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About the Author

Marc Lindsay

Marc Lindsay is the Cycling Editor at Active.com. When he's not at work, you can find him riding his bike. That is seriously all he does.

Marc Lindsay is the Cycling Editor at Active.com. When he's not at work, you can find him riding his bike. That is seriously all he does.

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