If you want to build a super-light and superstiff bike, a great place to start cutting grams is with the handlebars. Carbon bars have come a long way, and the new models are stiffer, lighter, and more robust and durable than ever. The Easton EC90 SLX3 is a great example. At just 199g, these bars will cut some serious weight from your current bars, while the TaperWall carbon technology drastically improves rigidity and eliminates flex, as well as making the bar more robust and durable. Intelligent Flexibility technology tunes the bar, so the ride is more comfortable by allowing the bars to soak up more road vibration. The compact shape works well with Shimano, Campagnolo and SRAM levers, allowing optimal positioning with a smooth transition from the tops, to the lever hoods, and into the bed. The variable radius bends give you plenty of hand positions for maximum control and comfort whether in the drops or on the bar flats.