FSA Vero Compact Road Bars
FSA Vero Compact Road Bars
- Plain gauge alloy
- 31.8mm bar diameter - 420 or 440mm width options
- 125mm drop, 80mm reach
- Shot peened black anodised finish
- Laser etched graphics
RoderickNice basic handlebars which I wanted to replace the existing handlebars on my bike which were too narrow. Having fitted these compact bars, it now feels like a different bike as it is so much more comfortable. I wish I had bought these bars much sooner.
Mr PrestoA little heavier than carbon but more durable and cheap in my opinion
Ben RiceThese are my first experience with compact bars. I had been missing out because they make it so much easier to get comfortable in the drops. They aren't super exciting or light, but a feel confident out of the saddle yanking on them. As a warning, these are not ovalular or ergonomic on the tops. I knew this going in as these are going on an old steel frame and it just seemed right, but it was still a bit of a shock to move to a smaller circular bar for the first time in a while.
JohnExcellent product, stiff light and very comfortable, I would recommend.
Mr HittingerThe bars are great. I am comfortable in every position. I purchased the narrowest selection and have plenty of room on top of the bars. I was always too stretched out on my old bars. These solved my problems.
GavinNice and short reach for a smaller person
Mr OertelReally LIGHT compared to what I had. The perfect comfort fit for this 'old man' :)
Mr FulgencioLove this product, it satisfy my needs in terms of comfort and it has the right grip and angle. Highly recommend.
Mr SlompNice shallow drop bars with a nice curve and plenty of bar for comfortable positioning on the drops.
HoAwesome lightweight aluminum bars. Great value, love the shape.
Andy McBrilliant service for a start. This is the first time I have used Merlin as I`m a Wiggle boy. However I bought these as they were in stock and a few quid cheaper and they arrived the next day! These bars are perfect for my needs. I can now reach the levers when in the drops and they feel solid. Plenty of room underneath to tape the cables on before wrapping the bars. My 6800 levers fitted with no issues and I did not find any problems with the new reach. My shoulders measure 40 cm so I ordered the 42 cm size.
Mr EndacottComfier position, especially on drops, better access to brakes, easy fitting and worthwhile upgrade though may need to increase stem length to compensate for reduced reach over previous bars. I decided to change bars due to stiff neck and aching back after medium distance rides. These have helped here.
Steve HA really nice, comfortable bar. Reach is a bit less than my old bar (so need a new stem) but the more usable drops more than makes up for that...
Mr TuttleOrdered these for my 2nd bike as I like them so much on the first. Makes riding on the drops very comfortable. Great service as always from Merlin
Mr AugustinI really like the shape of the drops on these bars. Very light weight as well.
Mr NeelyI bought these for the weight or lack of it and was not disappointed.Plus the usual great Merlin service.
Mr TuttleBrilliant product, would recommend if you want a good set of compact bars at the lower price range. Great service from Merlin as always.
Mr MuirThese are the best bars I have ever used. They have reduced pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders (I haven't used them enough as yet to see the extent of this - if it will be complete). Previously there were two causes of this for me. The first was a steep drop. With the FSA's, as they are much more shallow, I am just as comfortable on the drops as on the top of the bars. Secondly, my previous bars also caused pain because they were overstretching me while resting on the hoods. These bars seem to allow a shorter, straighter reach, with no dip between the top of the bars and the hoods. I think these bars are particularly useful for me because I am shorter than average, whether these benefits will apply for much taller people I wouldn't be sure, but these bars are cheap enough that I think they are worth a try if you have been plagued by neck pain or find it too painful to use the drops for any length of time.
Mr SammanExcellent bars - enable a really comfortable riding position. Can't believe the difference they've made to my bike. For the first time I'm riding on the drops a good 50% of the time. Great value too.
Chris TownSecond pair for second bike. Good solid bar. Perfect for a more upright position
Mr SundstedtNice and light bars for the price. They are short reach and shallow, which suits me very well.
AdrianThese have a really good shape - they're recommended generally on other reviews. I can now actually spend 50% of my time on the drops, and they're comfortable. The shape is not 'anatomic' and is also good for my larger hands. There is some flex at the end of the drops, but only a small amount.
SimonGreat product - you rarely see a bad comment about these bars. Great Price and fantastic service as always from Merlin. My favourite on line shop.
Mr StuderGreat product and perfect introduction to drop bars for the wife!
Mr StorrA great improvement on the bars that came with my bike. Can now reach the shifters whilst on the dropsand can stay on the drops for much longer periods.
Mr DionísioGreat handlebar from FSA. Light enough, very stiff and confortable. Can't get better for this value. Very fast shipment from Merlin.
Delnot much to say about bars is there? compact bend and drop, just what i was looking for. great price from merlin and super speedy delivery.
Mr CartmellI really like the new compact bars as my last ones were ergonomic which I found hard to get down on the drops. The delivery was quick too, so very pleased overall.