FME Bar Handlebar
After much adieu and a surplus of delivery dramas, the FME super drop, mega tuck, track star, lever liking handlebar of moderate excellence is now available for consumption.
A cyclo-style dirt drop bar for off-road use.
The FME was NOT designed for use as an exclusively roadie type bar. Despite the flaming skull, you will still look ridiculous in spanx.
The FME was NOT designed for use as a pure CX bar. The purpose of this bar is to run DISC brakes, the worms at CX HQ do not like disc brakes. They would also rather it if all CX competitors pedalled using only components of French origin...and we believe fries make for terribly limp cranks.
The FME was NOT designed for use as a pure XC bar. While testing was completed as a primarily XC bar it was done so in the interest of science and morbid curiosity. By our obvious calculations a bar with such extreme angles offering such a large amount of leverage would not only be uncomfortable for exclusively XC use it would likely have a reduced useable life...meaning what? Not sure, lawyers for someone else made them say something so we did too.
In the end, inspect your equipment often.
Why the FME?
Better hand position for climbs. More natural postition allows for greater leverage and improved comfort.
The softened bends of the FME allow for the use of TRADITIONAL mountain bike levers (mechanical OR hydraulic). The FME bar does NOT require the use of hooded drops, in fact, at this time no one has tried to mount hooded drops. Maybe they will work, maybe they will not.
25.4mm Clamp Diameter
Huge 3.2mm Wall Thickness
640mm End-to-End Width
195mm Grip/Lever Area
Back Sweep 42Deg
Black -OR- Silver
Both w/lazer beam etched Logos. GRADUATED SKULL IN THE CLAMP AREA.
Confused? One of each works well.