You could pay top dollar for carbon bars and hope they don’t break when you crank into a sprint or take a tumble, or you could trust your first-place finish and cockpit durability to the 7050 aluminum of Zipp’s Service Course SL-80 Handlebar. They weigh only 60g more than Zipp’s comparable carbon bars, and have a relatively short 80mm reach that makes the drops more accessible without needing a shorter stem, which can make the bike twitchy. The drop is also a moderate 125mm, so you don’t have to be a circus performer to use them comfortably, and the rounded top of the bars provides a comfortable platform for your hands without torqueing your wrists.
Material: 7050 Aluminum
Diameter: 31.8 mm
Drop: 125 mm
Reach: 80 mm
Width: [center-center] 36 cm, 38 cm, 40 cm, 42 cm, 44 cm, 46 cm