BZA

$101 $213

The BZA is our carbon handlebar in 35mm stem-clamp size.  It's constructed using a premium unidirectional carbon weave, with an innovative layup and forming process to create an impressively strong, reliable bar that feels great. It features the same benchmark geometry and similar flex as our OSX alloy series but with the additional weight savings and vibration absorbtion of carbon fiber!

The BZA is one of the strongest carbon bars on the market today, going well beyond ISO standards. It passes the renowned Zedler Institute's most rigorous tests.  Its even, consistent flex characteristics allow it to be impresively durable while also providing a very comfortable feel to the rider.  

  • Unidirectional carbon weave
  • Up to 25% lighter than aluminum counterparts
  • Stiff with excellent vibration damping for those long descents
  • 35mm clamp
  • Extensively tested and proven design, carbon bars you can trust
  • 15mm, 25mm and 35mm rise options

Material // Premium unidirectional carbon weave
Width // 800mm (31.5”)
Clamp Size // 35mm
Rise // 15mm, 25mm or 35mm (.6”, 1”, 1.4”)
Bend // 9°
Upsweep //
Weight // 235g

Click here to view the handlebar user guide.

Zedler is known within the cycling industry as the foremost test institute for bicycle frames and components.  Based in Germany, they have been making test equipment and conducting third party testing for 30 years.  In the cycling industry, the most common testing standard for bicycles and components, the EN/ISO Standard, is decades old and not really relatable to the kind of loads that modern components see.  For this reason, Zedler have created test standards that test up to the EN/ISO standard and then far beyond this, to simulate the most extreme scenarios that today’s components will see in use. 

Part of the latest evolution of our handlebars was to ensure that all of the design improvements we’ve made translated in to real-world, measurable increases in performance.  Part of this was to build our own test lab and equipment, where we can test prototype and also production batches of handlebars for safety and performance.  We also sent our new carbon bars to Zedler to test them to their high industry standard, which allows us to benchmark them against other products available on the market.

The tests in question relate to the fatigue life of the bar, and are designed to simulate the loads that the handlebar will see over its entire service life. These include a precisely designed and controlled sequence of loads on the handlebar in all directions, and also a ‘Push-Pull Test’ which as the name suggests, pushes and pulls on the bars with a high force, in the middle of the test. In the real world, this could relate to landing a large drop to flat after already riding the bar for a few years.

Both the Cutlass and BZA passed the highest test standard available from Zedler, the ‘Advanced Plus’ test. Both handlebars were intact at the end of these tests, and we stopped ‘End of Life’ testing when it became clear that it may take many more rounds of testing to see a failures from the bars.

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Customer Reviews

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Reed H.
My "go to" bar

Stiff but not harsh. Great looking graphics. The rise and sweep is perfect for me. Definitely a worthwhile investment for your cockpit.

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Duncan M.
Home

A bike doesn't feel finished unless it's got a Chromag bar.

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Chris K.
Great gear

I love the look of my bike now, matches with the other stuff I already have. Will definitely buy more in the future!

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Mike S.
Awesome Carbon

These bars strike a great blend of stiffness and comfort. They don't flex when pushing hard into corners, or pulling hard on a tech climb. But, they absorb chatter really well. The shape and dimensions are spot on, and really put you in a great position, either upright, or in a more aggressive stance for attacking the trail.

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Rachid

Low for the steeps

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Sean

Very nice! 👍🏻

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Zak

Best bars

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Glenn J.
Dude…

From the moment I pulled these guys from the plastic wrap I knew I had made a great call. The finish was perfect. I admired the aesthetics for a bit before installing them. Finally, installation. Everyone buttoned up perfectly on my ‘21 remedy 8 with the stock knock block stem. I took them for a ride not long after and going from a 27.5mm rise to a 35mm rise was more noticeable than I thought it would be, in a great way. I’ll admit there is a snappier feel to the bars when riding but they ride as rough as my old bontrager aluminum bars. I don’t mind that though, I know everyone likes “compliance” in their bars but I really enjoy the stiffness these bars have. Great for torquing up a climb and make for a solid feel on a rough downhill. They did shave a noticeable bit of weight off my sled of a bike as well. I installed the format grips along with these bars. A solid combo for sure! These bars are as sexy and blingy as they are good riding. Buy with confidence my dudes!