Bontrager RSL Handlebar/Stem Released

Bontrager RSL Handlebar/Stem Released

Just as I was considering upgrades to the Supercaliber, A Bontrager RSL Handlebar/Stem was announced by Trek. And, it looks amazing. RSL (Race Shop Limited) is Bontrager’s premium line. The cockpit is constructed using an OCLV process. The integrated bar/stem is light and strong. It’s also available in a variety of sizes for however you ride.

Bontrager RSL Handlebar/Stem
The graphics match the Supercaliber 9.8.

While integrated cockpits have been around for a while in the road category, less so for mountains bikers. See the Hyperspark for a custom example. The RSL will fit any stem using the included chip or adaptor for Trek’s knock block headsets (stops the stem from whacking the top tube).

The one-piece carbon combo RSL is available now for $349.99.

Bontrager RSL Handlebar/Stem Product Details

  • OCLV Carbon construction
  • Compatibility with Knock Block and standard headset types (adapter included)
  • Seamless accessory integration with Trek’s Blendr mounts (sold separately) for lights
  • Shifter and brake lever position lines for spot-on control setup
  • 40mm trim lines allow for a personalized fit
  • Titanium hardware is lightweight and long-lasting

The RSL weighs between 214-250 grams. That saves weight from the aluminum stem, carbon bar the Supercaliber is set up with now. While not racing anymore, I do enjoy going fast and the looks of the bar.

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