Ritchey Bicycle Components have released a new shallow drop road bar, Curve Bar, available in aluminum or carbon. With a respectable 235g (alum) and 210g (carbon) this handlebar could be found on many women’s bars in the upcoming season. Pricing will be between $95-285 dependent on alum/carbon.
Details from Ritchey
•Fixed shallow 128mm drop with a smooth transition for a comfortable hand position
•Allows rider to set up for aggressive positioning in the drops as well as the tops
•Extended center section is compatible with clip-on bars
•Sanded stem and brake lever mount sections for no-slip component grip
•Available in 40/42/44cm widths
I hope to get a pair of these in on my cyclocross bike, I think the drop and reach would compliment cantilevers very well. Keep your eye out for those coming to the Bike Shop Girl headquarters.