The Ritchey Comp Beacon Drop Handlebar is all about comfort. Designed with the most demanding rides in mind, whether it be long distance touring or brutal gravel, this handlebar can make those long days in the saddle just a little more manageable. With a shallow drop, short reach, ergonomic top section, and gentle backsweep, your hands can be in the right place to ensure their comfort and optimize your entire riding position. The wide flare is perfect for bikepacking as it leaves lots of space for bar mounted packs. This handlebar will feel great anywhere you ride whether it is dirt, pavement, or gravel.
- Super wide 36 degree drop flare provides unmatched ergonomic comfort and stability
- Allows an easy transition of the hands around the bar without upsetting bike handling
- Short reach with shallow drop, ergonomic top section with 4.5 degree sweep
- Ideal for adventure touring and bikepacking
- Double-butted 6061 alloy
Width: 42cm, 44cm, 46cm
Drop Flare: 36°
Flare Out: 6°
Color: Blatte (Matte Black)
Weight: 300g (42cm)
I had no flare for awhile, then went to Specialized Hover (12-degree flare) and realized that I needed more flare and a shorter drop. After researching and testing, I saw these and thought I'd give them a try. LOVE THEM! They're so comfortable for me. The short reach and shallow drop is just what I was looking for. The Venturemax was a very close second - the hand position on those are almost perfect. But ultimately the Beacon won.