Coefficient Wave AR handlebar review

This unconventional looking humpback bar claims to increase comfort and reduce drag. We've been riding the Wave for several months to see whether wonky really works

Coefficient Wave AR handlebar
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Very light with a powerful ‘rouleur’ position and real comfort boosting benefits for extended cruising. The aero gains are questionable though, and the high cost and awkward accessorising are definite issues


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    Fat humps feel great in your hands

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    More comfortable wrist angle

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    Very light

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    Great bar feel


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    Very expensive

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    Aero gains are debatable

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    Taping and accessorising are awkward

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There have been odd-shaped handlebars for as long as there have been bikes, and even big brands like Specialized and Canyon are running some crazy looking cockpits on some bikes. The kinky inner section and backward sweep of the Wave AR bar still make it a stop and stare component, but after a few months adjusting, there are definitely some real wins to going wonky.

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