Farr Aero Gravel handlebar review

The Aero Gravel is not your run of the mill flared gravel handlebar

(Image credit: James Bracey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Aero Gravel is a superb addition for any rider looking for a handlebar suited for long distance riding where comfort and multiple hand positions are almost prerequisites. The extension really does work and provides not only that much needed extra hand position but also added area to bolt things to. It is heavy and very light riders might find it a bit stiff but I certainly will be keeping it on my personal bike for a long time.

Reasons to buy
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    Comfortable companion for long distance cruising on and off road

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    Wide flare provides excellent off-road control

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    Aero extension actually works

Reasons to avoid
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    Relatively heavy

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    Stiffer than usual

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Farr's Aero Gravel handlebar is designed to meet the needs of long distance 'adventure' riders and gravel tourists with some unique and neat features mainly focussed around rider comfort and fatigue reduction - but how do they stack up against the best handlebars for gravel bikes?

Getting the basic information out of the way, the Farr Aero Gravel is constructed from good old 6061-T6 aluminium alloy and is available in three popular widths: 42, 44 and 46cm. It utilises a 25 degree flare for the drops, spacing out the lower hand position to 51, 53 and 55cm, corresponding to the three widths mentioned above.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.