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I tried 22cm road bars and lived to tell the tale: A review of the Lambda X-Wing bars

Lambda X wing bars

Some products seem to light up the comments more than others. Narrow handlebars are one of those things, especially since the UCI banned the extreme inward lever position. Recently I discovered a couple of handlebars that were on sale and designed to comply with the new UCI rules, whilst still allowing an extremely narrow hand position at the hoods, by dint of an aggressive flare. To see what the fuss was about, I borrowed a set from Lambda Racing, as they are the more viable consumer option thanks to a more affordable price tag, and popped my first impressions into a reel on the Cyclingnews Instagram feed.

The comments, as expected, were plentiful. Picking two at random, by way of an illustration of their tone:

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