PRO's PLT Carbon Handlebar offers good stiffness and excellent comfort and is reasonably lightweight, at a price that is lower than most other carbon-fibre options. The compact drop offers a powerful sprinting position and the round tops with internal cable routing are a super-comfy place to spend time on the climbs and flats.
This bar is constructed using UD T700 carbon, with a 130mm drop and a comfortable 80mm reach. The drops flare out by 2°, giving a hand position in the drops that is 1cm wider than at the hoods. It's all very comfortable for a relatively aggressive position.
The PLT bar absorbs buzz well to provide plenty of comfort and it comes with about three inches of internal routing. This gives a clean finish and because the section is straight and short, it's incredibly easy to feed cables through.
Out on the road, there is no rattling from the internal cables and wrenching on the bar brings no front end movement.
The PLT Carbon looks really smart, performs well it comes at a very attractive price for a bar of this kind.
This handlebar is also available with wide top sections for a more ergonomic fit. We've reviewed that version too and found it to be equally impressive.