Best known for making saddles, Fizik launched its first range of handlebars, stems and seatposts under the Cyrano name two years ago, and for 2017 it has released the more affordable Cyrano R5 range. Each component costs £39.99, so a full cockpit will cost less than £120.
Like the saddles which come in different shapes to suit your spine flexibility, Fizik offers the handlebar come in different shapes with widths, reach and drop shape to suit different flexibility levels, using its existing Bull, Snake and Chameleon categories.
“Cyrano handlebars are available in three shapes to fit different rider physiques, as described by fi’z:k’s Spine Concept EVO system: Snake, Chameleon and Bull. The drop and reach of each is carefully designed to give easy transitions between different riding positions – tops, hoods and drops,” says Fizik.
There are nine handlebars available in four widths in the Cyrano R5 range which are designed to provide easy transitions between different riding positions, from the tops to the hoods and down to the drops. The Snake has the most aggressive setup, with a 80mm reach and 130mm drop and a rounded curve shape. At the other end of the spectrum the Bull has 75mm reach and 125m drop with a more ergonomic curve.
To keep the price affordable, Fizik uses 6061 aluminium for the components with a sandblasted finished and subtle details. A Snake 420mm handlebar weighs a claimed 310g.
The Cyrano Stem R5 is constructed from the same 6061 aluminium as the handlebar and comes in six lengths from 80 to 130mm and a 7° bend. A 110mm stem weighs in at a claimed 152g.
Also made from aluminium but a 7075-grade material, the Cyrano Seatpost R5 uses a 2-bolt saddle cradle stainless stel bolts and a thumbwheel for easy adjustment. It has 25mm layback and is available in 27.2 and 31.6mm diameters and a choice of 330 or 400mm lengths. A 31.6mm, 330mm post weighs a claimed 240g.
See the full range here www.fizik.com/eu_en/men/components.html
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.