I picked up a new Specialized Roubaix Expert over the weekend since my gravel “do everything” bike is temporarily out of commission. I have Enve carbon gravel bars (44cm) on my XL gravel bike and I absolutely love the flare for the hoods and drops. I think these bars work out to about a 27° flare. On my current 44cm Roubaix bars, I feel too wide. I’m tall but don’t have particularly wide shoulders.
I was thinking about picking up Enve Aero Road Bars which have roughly a 11 degree flare - I was thinking the size that’s 41cm at the hoods and 44cm at the drops. The idea of $400 handlebars seems crazy though considering the Futureshock will offer more compliance that carbon.
Is anyone else running road bars with flare? Any recommendations? What angles do you find comfortable on the road?
I should add…internal Di2 routing is a plus! The junction is in the down tube, but it would be nice to hide the shift cables in the bars.