314 Gravel Drop Bar

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A specific drop bar designed for modern gravelbikes and because it's from SQlabs we know that ergonomics has taken the forefront.  From the angular grip and maximised surface area offers a comfortable bar with high levels of grip security,

The tops are flattened for comfortable purchase for your palms and the 10º front sweep is pretty uncommon in drop bars today - most bars are getting back sweep - that great on your MTB but not so much for narrower drop bars. Generally MTB bars are back swept as the width of the bars are usually wider than your shoulders so backsweep is needed. If the bars are narrower we need more front sweep to offer our elbows and wrist more efficient angles for riding - hence the 10º front sweep on the 314. Simply place your your arms in front within shoulder width and you can see your wrists naturally turn in, once you move outwards past your shoulder width you wrists are looking for a back swept angle. Once you start moving away from these positions your wrists and elbows are no longer in a mechanical efficient position and you will require stabiliser muscles to hold that angle - that will evidently promote fatigue a lot quicker and not to mention the strain on joints and ligaments.

A 14º drop flare offers more control and comfort in technical terrain and stability on fast descents and keeps brake levels neutral so they can always be accessed easily. 25mm rise for a more upright riding position without altering the geometry of your bike. The drop also incorporates an edge that makes hanging out in the drops more comfortable and helps secure your grip.

Choosing the right size

When choosing the right handlebar width for the gravel bike, several factors such as shoulder width, comfort and individual preferences play a role. 

To determine the correct handlebar width, we recommend adding 2 cm to the measured shoulder width for more control and stability on uneven terrain.

Shoulder width + 2cm = optimum handlebar width 

Shoulder width can be measured as the distance between the two shoulder points (acromion).

Flare (°) 14 14 14 14
Rise (mm) 25 25 25 25
Reach (mm) 90 90 90 90
Drop (mm) 120 120 120 120
Frontsweep (°) 10 zu 2    10 zu 2    10 zu 2    10 zu 2