Pro announces the lightest fully integrated carbon handlebars on the market

The New Shimano Pro Vibe SL handlebars are 15 per cent lighter and stronger than the current Pro Vibe model, the brand says

Shimano Pro Vibe SL handlebar

Developing a new carbon manufacturing process has allowed Shimano to combine high modulus M4075 carbo with high strength T800 fibres and allowed designers to use less resin than previous models.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.