More power. More comfort. Less weight.
In other words: 14 watts. Aero position. 39g.
Wide MTB handlebars are good for control on the bike, but bad for wind resistance.
The new, steeper hand position on the Innerbarends® Performance reduces wind resistance, but is less suitable for technical trails.
Perfect when you have a choice.
More comfort is provided by the more relaxed neck muscles and the changed load zones of the hand. This is particularly noticeable over long distances and has a positive effect on performance in the end.
14 watts saved with only 39g extra weight. An internal study by SQlab has shown that the power saving at a speed of 36 h/km was on average 5%.
With the new Innerbarends® Performance the advantages of the material "Carbon" are consistently used. The new clamp is designed so that it can be bent open and snaps over the handlebars. This means that they can be mounted or dismounted at any time without much effort.
The carbon fibers are designed in such a way that they surround the handlebars when pulled. The screw clamp with two movable "inserts" keeps the load on the fibers low.
SQlab 411R Carbon Innerbarends
- Innerbarends are a new innovative evolution of the good old barends we know from the early days of mountain bikes, but with a never-before-seen safety aspect. Despite the different hand position, the brake levers always remain in reach. The position somewhat resembles that of an aerobar. The Innerbarends don’t weigh much, and aren’t in the way, so just give them a try!
The Innerbarends fit most bikes. They are mounted directly adjacent and inwards of the grips. As most brake levers are long enough, that for best brake performance one can and should mount them inboard of the shifter, there is usually sufficient space between grips and shifter / brake lever for mounting the Innerbarends. Suitable for handlebars including carbon.
Moving the hand this far inwards positions the elbows such that they can comfortably rest against your torso and also stretches the upper body position slightly more forward. This is both an aerodynamic and biomechanical advantage.
Bar ends stem from the early days of mountain biking and were mounted to the outer ends of the handlebars. From an ergonomic perspective this was a very good idea. In course of time however, as straight bars became less favoured and sales of riser bars increased instead, the bar ends slowly disappeared. Now however, as the rise of mountain bike bars has reduced again and instead the bars have become low and wider, bar ends make sense again.