Confucius says that you don't have to sacrifice what you love about your traditional riser bars just to get the flexibility of a hooped bar.
We have taken our Aspect risers and evolved them in to a bar designed primarily for bikepacking. You won't have to adapt to a new hand position so you are not going to lose any control offroad and you can still get out of your saddle and power up the hills like a hero. If you do want to move your hands a bit a reduce the fatigue of a long ride the hoop extends out front giving a choice of further hand positions. Need some bar tape? Add a couple of rolls of Love Mud Reels for better comfort and grip.
The bars have a slight riser but feel free to experiment and rotate them to your suiting. Keep them horizontal, or twist them up slightly to give yourself a streamlined TT style riding position to help you battle across a windblown Tierra del Fuego.
Strength is not compromised as the main load bearing section of the bar is a single piece. Got gadgets? Confucius loves gadgets, and with the out-front hoop you can free up the bar around the stem. Simply attach your Garmin, 3000 lumen torches or mascots to the hoop and they will still be well within reach, maybe at an even better viewing angle and sit above your handle bar luggage.
Take your bikepacking into the mountains; Confucius is a bar that gives you more control than a tradional swept back bar on technical terrain.
- 760 mm width
- Flexible hand positions
- -- Year Alpine Bond
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The new Alpkit Confucius bar gives you a normal MTB like handlebar position and you still have the loop to attach your luggage when you need to