Piggy Backing on the success of their original carbon road handlebar, New Ultimate's Evo model sheds 17 grams, while retaining features of the original. A few unique ergonomic design details are present, setting this handlebar apart from other brands. The contemporary, semi-compact bend is designed to accommodate varying hand sizes and rider flexibility levels. The transition from handlebar to brake lever hoods is decidedly flat. Flaring out from the stem clamp, the top of the bar is flattened, and three dimples are molded into the front of the bar, creating a comfortable, powerful position by which to climb. Also molded into the bar is a well defined area on the bottom of the bar to route your cables in a clean, tucked away fashion. An additional performance feature is that the stem and shifter clamp areas are textured to increase friction and reduce possibility of slippage. Measured center-to-center at the ends.