General The obvious advantage of the oversized handlebar is its middle section’s larger diameter. This results in a considerably stiffer handlebar. In addition to that, its wide and flat top makes for an ergonomic and comfortable grip when riding with your hands on the tops. The flat section design is also more aerodynamic than the round-section version with its larger frontal area. With its drop and reach of 138 mm and 95 mm respectively, this handlebar is also designed with ergonomics in mind for both the drop and the hood position. In addition to that, the handlebar comes with recessed cable grooves on its underside. The radiuses of the side parts follow the well proven design of the Compact series. The drops effectively raise the brake hoods, the levers are easier to reach, with small hands in particular. When riding on the hoods the horizontal forward part of the drop makes for an unbroken line with the hoods. Our TLO series is manufactured to suit your weight and riding style using the best carbon fibre prepeg available (about carbon). This, together with a further refined layering plan with less layers, results in yet another reduction of weight. Stems with 31.8 mm clamping diameter including those with four clamping bolts may be used. These thin walled handlebars may be completed with our custom made oversize carbon bar plugs.