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The need for speed.
Wilier has a long and storied history in bike racing. In its 110-year history, the brand has seen a huge evolution in the racing bicycle and has been instrumental with its own contributions. In those years, materials, geometry, and other technologies have advanced making bikes faster, safer, and more comfortable. Most manufacturers offer road framesets with a fork included, and in the case of a proprietary seattube, a seatpost as well. When Wilier released the Cento10 Air, the bike had an emphasis on aerodynamics and it knew that the front end of the bicycle was perhaps the most important area that needed to be considered and it didn't want to leave anything to chance. So it created the super slippery Alabarda Handlebar/Stem that's not only drop-dead gorgeous, it's designed to get the most out of the bike. Now available on its own, the Alabarda is poised to guide you through dicey sprints and eye-watering descents in complete comfort and control.
The Alabarda is a one-piece, integrated handlebar and stem. It also eliminates the need to clamp a stem to a bar so there isn't the fear of slipping or over torquing. This design lets Wilier continuously wrap carbon fiber through the one-piece junction, increasing structural integrity and stiffness that will surely get noticed on punchy out of the saddle climbs. We love the sporty front end of Wilier bikes and we're certain that the Alabarda is a contributing factor. The other bonus with removing the clamping area is it creates a lightweight cockpit and the continuous, uninterrupted layup is better able to dampen vibrations over rough roads.
The combination also allows Willier to shape the bar to NACA algorithms for the best aerodynamics. With a frame as aero as the Cento10 Air, it would be doing a great disservice to muddy up the front end with a round bar and conventional stem. You'll be glad aerodynamics are on your side as you desperately claw your way up the 150m gap to the day's successful breakaway. The bar's dimensions are compact for all-day comfort. One thing that we really enjoy about the Alabarda is its size specific proportions so as the stem length and bar width grow, so does the reach, drop, and flat bar top section. The internal routing shields the housing from the wind further improving the aerodynamics and offers a clean aesthetic.
We have the Alabarda in 5 sizes and in the color Black/Red.
- An integrated bar and stem with ride comfort and aero efficiency
- No clamp design allows greater strength with less material
- Engineered damping across flats eases road noise at the hoods
- Carbon layup is lightweight and increases front-end rigidity
- Bar reach and drop grows with the stem length and bar width
- Item #WLY001S