Redshift Kitchen Sink handlebars review - built for comfort

Flared bars for gravel and endurance rides where comfort, not weight, is a priority

Redshift Kitchen Sink gravel bars
(Image credit: Luke Friend)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Kitchen Sink bars performed admirably. They’re clearly a considered design with the majority of hand positions feeling entirely natural. Some bars take a while to get used to. They didn’t. However, the endurance loop was unnecessary for the shorter gravel rides I tend to do and I was left unconvinced by its purpose. That said, it may prove handy during long or multi-day rides for some. As for the bar's hefty weight, it wasn’t particularly noticeable out on the roads and trails, with the comfort the bars delivered taking precedence.

Reasons to buy
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    Shape of bars offer a variety of comfortable hand positions

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    Additional Cruise Control grips further aid comfort

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    Degree of flare well-suited to off-road riding

Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy, weighing over 450 grams

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    Pretty expensive for aluminium at £129.99/US$139.99

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    Endurance loop won't suit everyone

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Redshift Sports is a small US brand that has a built a reputation for designing innovative components. Founded in 2013 by a team of mechanical engineers who are also cyclists, it’s created a number of interesting products to date including the ShockStop Stem and Seatpost.

The Kitchen Sink handlebars continue its trend for innovation. Designed for gravel and adventure riding the bars have a number of interesting features as well as a couple of compatible accessories that make them stand apart from many other handlebars for gravel bikes.

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