Introducing the Skat Endurance Handlebar — the apex of user centered design specifically for endurance track cyclists. The Velobike Skat handlebar emerges as a ground-breaking accessory for the Olympic-level track cyclist after 24 months of collaborative research and development with elite endurance athletes and national federations.
Crafted for Elite Performance
Manufactured using the industry-renowned Japanese Toray Carbon Fiber, the Skat Endurance Handlebar promises a great balance between stiffness and lightweight performance. Its modular design allows elite athletes and teams to collaborate closely with us, ensuring a handlebar configuration tailor-made for peak performance.
The patent pending design proudly stands at the forefront of track cycling innovation, the Skat Endurance Handlebar is meticulously designed, boasting the following features:
- 4x bar widths
- Modular grip hoods
- Utilising the full 2023 UCI geometry regulations
- 1.5x ISO strength certified
- Highly ergonomic drop design fostering multiple grip positions
- Balance between aero optimisation and modularisation
- Wrist clearances for standing efforts
- Wind tunnel validated during the R&D process
- Integrated bar end aero
- New Zealand FernMark Licenced
The Skat Endurance handlebars are an evolution from the Tokyo Bunch Bars released in 2019. Available in four different widths – 275mm, 300mm, 325mm, and 350mm, the bars to suit diverse needs and preferences.
Drop Shape: The Skat Endurance Handlebars maintain a familiar drop shape and profile to the well esteemed Bunch Bars that provide great hand positions through the curvature of the drop profile. A slightly more vertical drop ensures the athletes can maximise their bike fit reach out to the 100mm UCI limit.
Increased Reach: An generous reach provides great flexibility for various bike fits while increasing forearm support while riding in the hoods.
Wrist Clearance: Tactically positioned wrist clearances minimises intersection with the riders wrists while riding out of the saddle.
Asymmetric design: A subtle asymmetric madison sling thumb grip provides comfort and support to hurl your partner into the race with strength and control.
Our patent-pending interchangeable hood grips, a testament to modularity and adaptability, allow for unmatched customization specific to the users needs.
|Grip A: For riders who do prefer a more traditional hood. Its low profile design is primarily to cap off the mounting recess for a flush finish. A shallow hump provides some support for the athlete to rest on – especially during recovery periods, however the low-profile nature is to keep the protrusion out of the way.
|Grip B: Replicating a road bike hood grip position. A hook on the top adds support for 2 fingers to hook underneath for further grip security. A hole through the centre reduces frontal area when the rider is in the drops. The hole energises airflow behind the grip and across the forearm.
|Grip C: An aggressive narrow position with the hoods angled inward. The rider grips the handlebars in a sphinx type position where the riders fists are clamped horizontally. The grip position narrows the frontal area of the rider for further optimised aerodynamics.
An Innovative Advantage
Proudly licensed under the New Zealand FernMark, the Skat Endurance Handlebar is the result of a user-centric design approach. It embodies a unique harmony of advanced design, modularity, and integration — a testament to our commitment to excellence and our position as industry leaders.
- UCI legal for the 2023 ruleset
- Designed and tested to exceed 1.5x ISO strength requirements
- Ceramic gloss finish
- Japanese Toray High Modulus Carbon Fiber
- 275mm, 300mm, 325mm and 350mm widths (center to center)
- 110mm drop (center to center)
- ø26mm grips
- 15° grip angle
- ø31.8mm stem clamping diameter
- 50mm stem clamping width
- 1x Skat Endurance Handlebar
- 1x (pair) Grips (of your choosing)
- 1x grip fastening set
Extra Skat Endurance Handlebar Grips available separately