“KFC” is Katie Compton’s surly nickname that stands for “Katie F’ing Compton.” This moniker is no joke to her competitors who have been powerless to stop her from winning 8 out of the last 9 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships and a career total of 16 World Cup wins. If anyone understands the demands of this brutal sport, Katie Compton does. She worked with the engineers at Thomson to produce a cyclocross specific handlebar that could offer the highest level of performance possible. Thomson has certainly achieved this goal.
Just a few hundred yards into my first ride confirmed the Thomson KFC One bar was something special. Dozens of miles later I am having a very hard time imagining any other handlebar working better for ‘cross, or even gravel road rides. In short, Thomson’s KFC bar is more than strong enough for a man, but made for a woman, and I like that just fine.
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