San Fransisco’s SOMA Fabrications has launched two new handlebars with extensions, growing their already sizable assortment of alt-bars accessible. Meet the Clarence II with the Cletus extensions and the HWY 17 with Highway Extensions.
Soma Fab is answering the necessity for cyclists to have a number of hand positions throughout long-distance gravel occasions, bikepacking, and long-distance touring by including custom-designed extensions to 2 of their hottest handlebars. These extensions will supply performance and luxury.
Soma Fab says that the extensions could be angled up/down similar to different bar ends or extensions, however it should additionally permit the client to freely rotate the horns to fine-tune their setup to swimsuit particular person wants. Soma will look into including horns of various shapes to the lineup after gathering buyer suggestions.
Clarence II and Cletus Combo Bar
Soma Fab’s Clarence bar has a 34° backsweep for a pure feeling grip angle with a ahead bend retains the bar from shrinking the cockpit.
The Cletus extensions are specifically designed for the Clarence Bar and usually are not a set design. You possibly can angle them up or down. When dealing with each other (as pictured above) permits area for equipment or to make use of the realm as a hand relaxation, moreover utilizing them as forward-facing grips while you wish to scale back wind resistance or stretch your again on lengthy rides.
Specs: 6061 T-6 aluminum, 31.8mm middle, 670mm extensive, Weight with extensions: 600g
Retail: $119.99 (displays provide chain points)
Hwy 17 with Highway Extensions
The Hwy One bar is Soma Fab’s compact bend highway bar with 130mm drop and 75mm attain, with a single groove for cables. The Hwy 17’s extensions are longer than the Cletus extensions. Additionally they include the identical outsized clamps and shims to make it simpler to barter across the curves throughout set up.
Relying on what hand place you favor, you’ll be able to rotate the horns to type a loop or have them level virtually straight out… the truth that these extensions usually are not mounted, means the alternatives for positions are yours alone.
Specs: 6061 T-6 aluminum, 31.8mm middle, 38 to 46cm extensive, Weight with extensions: 610g
Retail: $149.99 (displays provide chain points)
Additionally, take a look at all of Soma Fab’s different Alt Biking goodies!