500 handlebar brings yet more 3D-printing tech to the track.
Handlebars for cycling 3D printed. They were using aerospace-grade titanium material. However, the ultra SLR road bike has AS/EN9100 certification. Mythos, the renowned cycling brand known for its innovation in cycling equipment, has once again raised the bar by introducing its latest creation, the Mythos TX-1. This track cycling handlebar is made using 3D printing technology and features a titanium construction, showcasing the brand’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and performance.
Metron Advanced Equipment, the parent company of Mythos, boasts extensive experience in manufacturing 3D-printed cockpits. The company has produced over 150 3D-printed handlebar setups for British Cycling alone, including the titanium bar used by cycling legend Bradley Wiggins during his 2015 hour record attempt. With this expertise, Mythos is well-positioned to deliver another groundbreaking product. The Mythos TX-1 leverages the advantages of 3D printing, such as precise control over geometry and material distribution, to create a handlebar that meets the needs of track cyclists. Using titanium ensures a lightweight yet durable construction, enabling riders to optimize their performance on the velodrome. The combination of strength and weight reduction achieved through 3D printing allows for a handlebar that perfectly balances aerodynamics and structural integrity.
The Mythos TX-1 is its adherence to new UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) regulations. These regulations permit the handlebar to be positioned up to 10cm before the front wheel axle. By capitalizing on this allowance, Mythos has designed the TX-1 to optimize the rider’s aerodynamic position, potentially leading to improved performance on the track.