I like to experiment with my bike fit pretty regularly, so I decided to give the Eyropro handlebars a try based on the glowing reviews mainly citing better comfort while riding on the tops. I absolutely love them. They make riding on the tops exponentially more enjoyable whether on the flats or climbing, as they've improved my ergonomic position and my sense of control. I also like how the tops combined with the classic C-shape of the drops look as a whole. They're my first set of carbon bars, and I find that they are excellent at reducing road vibrations and are significantly lighter than the aluminum bars that I had been using. The shape of the tops do force you to get a bit creative with how you mount lights and computers (not a bad problem to have), and there are plenty of options on the market to fulfill this need, some of which are listed on this site. I can't wait to see what iterations of the Eyropro Zidaz comes up with next.
Been riding about 5000 miles/year for 40 years now. Recently cut back on work and increased my mileage to 150 miles/wk, which exacerbated bilateral finger numbness to the point I couldn't ride much. Adjusting my stem and old handlebars helped about 25%, the Eryopro bar has reduced the numbness after 120 miles of riding by about 95%. Took about 3 weeks for the bars to come over from Australia. It was easy to route the hydraulic lines through the bars. Significantly less expensive than an unnamed American company which appears to have blatantly copied the design (won't mention the company; see the Cycling Tips reviews for Eyropro) Hope you win in the courts!. I was skeptical about some of the claims, but I would be reluctant to ride without them now.
After 10 years I’ve been doing ultra endurance ride, like Paris-Brest-Paris 1200km or self supported TransIberica bike race 3640km
I first tested the Eyropro bars on a short 500km ride and it enough to realise that the bars were perfect designed to avoid pain on wrist, arms, shoulder or neck.
The last “transiberica” race I crashed around the km600, cranking rim and twisting both brake shifts, the bars survived after that impact dropping mountain at 60km/h
Thanks to that and the ergonomics of the bars no pain during the race I finished in 3rd position
If you looking for a tough and light bar that respects your body to impacts this is in my opinion the best bars you can mount on your bike.
I have only had the chance to do a short ride with the new bars but I am very impressed. The bars were solid to the touch and fitted my hands better than the small diameter bars they replaced. They put the arms in a natural position when climbing, other positions were very comfortable as well. I will have another review once I have got some more k's into them. Quick impression was very positive.
I purchased my bars on Wednesday and they arrived on Thursday 1 day later. They were fitted that afternoon. I have the Park Tool Internal Cable Routing Kit IR-1.2, a definite bonus making threading the cables very simple. Friday had 2 test rides to check all was correct and set up for myself. The next day, Saturday was a 217k Audax ride with near on 3000M of ascent. I found the riding on the tops up hill and with a tailwind just so comfortable. My hands, wrists and forearms aligned in a more ergonomic way reducing any tension dramatically, making for a more comfortable ride. The only numbness felt was in my left hand where I’d had surgery a year ago, but this was only temporary. I also found riding on the hoods more pleasurable than on my standard bars. This position for myself is usually only used when riding in the standing position. In the drops was the same as with a standard set of bars. I’m usually only in the drops going down hill, so no real problem there. I thought the 42cm bars would be a problem as that was the largest size available. I normally opt for 44cm bars. Again no problem, they just worked and at no time did they feel to narrow or uncomfortable for me.
I think the only negative was fitting my Garmin Edge 1030 out front mount, there just isn’t enough room. I overcame this with a file, removing some of the material on the Edge mount. I now have a securely fitted mount and all is good.
Would I recommend them? You bet I would. They most definitely made my first long ride much more comfortable and I believe that as I adjust more and more to them they will feel even better. I can see myself ordering a second set for my other bike in the not to distant future.
Long distance cycling enthusiast