Named after Corralitos Road, a stunning stretch of one of founder Tom Ritchey’s favorite long day rides, the Ritchey Comp Corralitos Handlebar is the latest drop bar from the California-based company. The Comp Corralitos is a vertically-compact dirt-drop handlebar designed for everything from commuting to big off-road rides where comfort is a priority. It comes in three widths from 46 to 50 centimeters.
The Comp Corralitos features a generously wide 24° drop flare, a 15mm rise, a round top shape, extra-long 180mm drops, and a super-compact 67.5mm drop, which is about 34mm shorter than that of their popular VentureMax XL. Similar to the Curve Walmer, the Corralitos also has a backsweep, although it’s 5°, a little less than the Walmer’s 7°. According to Ritchey, the anatomical design on the Corralitos creates two angles that provide riders with more stable hand positions on the bar.
Ritchey adds that the Corralitos “offers the shortest reach and smallest drop possible for an alloy bar.” In short, that means the Corralitos would have less of an effect on bike fit than other drop bars, making it an interesting option for anyone looking to put drop bars on a bike that’s not made for drops.
According to their website, the Ritchey Comp Corralitos Handlebar will sell for $54.95, but it isn’t available quite yet. Check with your local dealer and find more over at RitcheyLogic.com.
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