I’m looking at picking up a Wilier Filante, but the offered single barstem isn’t quite the sizing I want, so am trying to find out what aftermarket options I have. I need a 140mm stem, but the Wilier bar only comes in 44cm for that stem length - I currently ride 40cm bars, and I’d really like to avoid moving to 44cm, not least because it seems to go against the whole idea of an aero frame like the Filante.
So I suspect my best option would be a separate stem, and a set of aero bars. But, I’d still like the brake hoses to be run entirely internally through these. There seem to be plenty of stems available for this, but haven’t found any bar-only options yet - even top options like the Enve SES aero bar don’t seem to route the hoses directly into the stem.
To sum up the requirements:
140mm stem, to fit 1 1/4 steerer
40cm aero bars
Hydraulic brake hoses to be run entirely internally through bars, into stem, into steerer. No gear/di2 cables.
Thanks - it’d still be 5mm short, which I suspect I’d notice. The Bontrager is the best integrated option I’ve seen so far - the reach on that is 100mm (!) so much shorter stem required. No flare on the drops though which I’m not sure about… yes I’m being picky
Fair question. My problem is I have a long reach, and low position. I am already looking at their largest XXL frame, and can get the right fit with the 140mm stem. There’s not many stock frames on the market which actually suit me - it’s essentially down to this, the BMC TeamMachine, or Tarmac.
One option might be to ask a carbon repair specialist to cut the 44cm Willier handlebar and reduce its width. Voiding the warranty obviously. I would do that only with the most trusted carbon specialists.
Hello there. Another option which is both aero and light and has a big enough hole at the back of bar clamp area is the Deda Superzero Carbon DCR. Around 215g and fully internal with cables going into, and not under the stem. Available from Wiggle but pls make sure you spec the DCR version bec there is a non-DCR version that doesn’t have the hole at the back of the clamp area.
I am using this on my Argonaut RM3 and have been very happy with it so far.