Mountain Bike Handlebars Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - Burgtec Ride Wide Enduro Alloy Bars 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Burgtec Ride Wide Enduro Alloy Bars 2019
Burgtec Ride Wide Enduro Alloy Bars

Now it wouldn't be a cockpit test without some Burgtec in the mix for good measure. The bars of choice for none other than Ratboy himself (and the Santa Cruz Syndicate), his endorsement speaks volumes but you'd need more than a set of bars to get close to his skills. Big, burly and British, Burgtec 'aren't in it for the…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar 2019
Carbon Cycles eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Handlebar

The eXotic Super Wide Full Carbon Riser is a fairly self-explanatory set of bars. It is indeed full carbon, and the Super Wide part refers to the options for the bar which go up to a whopping 840mm in 20mm jumps from 780mm. The options for four widths is where is ends, as each bar has the same 25mm rise,…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Chromag Fubar OSX 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Chromag Fubar OSX 2019
Chromag Fubar OSX

No stranger to pushing the limits on bikes, Chromag are manufacturers of some of the wildest hardtail mountain bikes on the planet. They also turn their hand at components too including the Fubar OSX and the Hi-Fi Stem that we have here. The OSX bar is an alloy, 31.8mm clamp bar coming in at 780mm width and a crowd-pleasing 5-degree…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 and DEFY 35+ Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 and DEFY 35+ Stem 2019
DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 and DEFY 35+ Stem

If ever a brand was to inspire confidence, then DMR would be the one. Born out of thrashing bikes in the woods, the components that come from DMR are certainly ones that can take some abuse. The Wingbar and Defy Stem combine to make a thoroughly modern cockpit which maintains their classic core values. The Wingbar is now available in…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Full On Bar and Crossfire Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Full On Bar and Crossfire Stem 2019
FUNN Full On Bar and Crossfire Stem

Funn have been producing great bars and stem for ages, and always offer up something affordable and functional for those without a huge wedge of cash burning a hole in their pocket. The Full On bar is not going to blow anyone's mind with futuristic features but offers a reliable bar with some good numbers. 785mm is the width, which…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Joystick Bicycle Components 8 Bit Alloy Bar and Binary Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Joystick Bicycle Components 8 Bit Alloy Bar and Binary Stem 2019
Joystick Bicycle Components 8 Bit Alloy Bar and Binary Stem

Joystick, a brand with some of the finest graphics in the business make a range of components with an eye towards both style and hard-hitting riding. Their range of handlebars includes two carbon and two alloy bars, these ones being the 8 Bit Alloy Bar. Available in 3 different rises, and 800mm width, getting the right size will be pretty…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35 and Apex 35 Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35 and Apex 35 Stem 2019
Renthal Fatbar Carbon 35 and Apex 35 Stem

Renthal is one of the big names in handlebars and few brands have established themselves as firmly in the cockpit game. Unique styling along with innovative stem clamps and high tech materials have really made them stand out from the crowd. The motocross heritage gives plenty of confidence that their products are more than up for the job when it…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Oozy Trail 780 Vibrocore Bar and Spike Race Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Spank Bikes Oozy Trail 780 Vibrocore Bar and Spike Race Stem 2019
Spank Bikes Oozy Trail 780 Vibrocore Bar and Spike Race Stem

Spank's Vibrocore makes an appearance once again, but this time in the form of handlebars (where it was first used) rather than wheels. Having tested the wheels, I was keen to see what they would do to a set of alloy bars and if the foam filled inner would have a noticeable effect on comfort. The bars are pretty standard…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Carbon Bar and AM/Freeride Stem 2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Carbon Bar and AM/Freeride Stem 2019
Hope Technology Carbon Bar and AM/Freeride Stem

Hope has been pushing into new territory over the past few years, experimenting with new materials and new products. Not only have they got their heads around carbon manufacturing, but also they've made entire bikes from it, and all this designed, tested and manufactured in Barnoldswick, UK. As well as bike creation, they've been busy making their carbon handlebars, which…

Handlebars
2019
Mountain Bike Reviews - Joystick Bicycle Components Analog Carbon 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Joystick Bicycle Components Analog Carbon 2017
Joystick Bicycle Components Analog Carbon

The Analog Carbon bars from Joystick continue the brand's strong and stylish design approach to the mountain bike market. The tidy looking graphics, with a strong space-invaders, vibe to them, not only look the part but provide an array of markers for the perfect set up and alignment. The Joystick digi-skull also peeks through the open face plate when teamed…

Handlebars
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Kingpin Bars 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - FUNN Kingpin Bars 2017
FUNN Kingpin Bars

FUNN, well known for producing high quality and affordable components, have been making bars, stems and pedals for a long time now. Their focus is on parts that we grip, stand on, or sit on, which are always important components on a bike! I've had a FUNNduro stem for about 5 years and has done the rounds on nearly every…

Handlebars
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Rise  2014
Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Rise

In A Glance The SIXC series of carbon components has been very popular, always offering a combination of lightweight and strength. New for this year the 35mm diameter option allows them to shave material off the bar due to the added stiffness of the new size. This has resulted in a considerable reduction in the weight of the bar. It’s…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Warhead Carbon 20mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Warhead Carbon 20mm Rise  2014
Nukeproof Warhead Carbon 20mm Rise

In A Glance Nukeproof have been making great bars and stems for a while now and we are big fans of the alloy Warhead bar. Naturally we were eager to see what it was like in carbon! Sticking with the older standard of 31.8mm diameter the bars have been built with World Cup DH racing in mind. The bars are…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 20mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 20mm Rise  2014
DMR Bikes Wingbar 35 20mm Rise

In A Glance The Wingbar 35 is designed to be coupled with the Defy 35 stem from DMR and together they make an awesome front end set up. Definitely not the lightest in the world, but if you want something reliable and stiff and don’t fancy your chances with carbon, as many riders don’t, then this set up should please.…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Easton Cycling Havoc 35 Carbon 20mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Easton Cycling Havoc 35 Carbon 20mm Rise  2014
Easton Cycling Havoc 35 Carbon 20mm Rise

In A Glance Easton have long been an industry leader as far as handlebars go. They were one of the early adopters of carbon too and if you’ve been riding a while you will no doubt have gripped onto an Easton bar at some point in your life. The Havoc was the leading DH carbon bar on the market for…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - CrankBrothers Opium 3 30mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - CrankBrothers Opium 3 30mm Rise  2014
CrankBrothers Opium 3 30mm Rise

In A Glance Crank Brothers have an undeniable style to their products and the Opium 3 bars are no different. Made from 7050 aluminium these have been designed with downhill in mind and have been built to take the toughest of knocks. The 30mm rise helps to keep your head up when the trail gets steep, but if you tend…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Deity Components T-Mo Enduro Carbon  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Deity Components T-Mo Enduro Carbon  2014
Deity Components T-Mo Enduro Carbon

In A Glance Tracy Moseley should need no ; she’s excelled at both downhill and more recently enduro, picking up world titles along the way. She has worked with Deity to create this new carbon bar, aimed at the enduro and all-mountain riders out there. It has been designed and developed exclusively by Deity and is made in their own…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - ANVL Components Mandrel Bar 20mm Rise  2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - ANVL Components Mandrel Bar 20mm Rise  2014
ANVL Components Mandrel Bar 20mm Rise

In A Glance In a world of carbon the Mandrel bar is a refreshing bit of tradition for the lovers of aluminium out there. For a 35mm diameter bar it is very light weight and the team at ANVL paid a lot of attention to the taper. This ensures that whilst is has the all important 35mm girth for stiffness…

Handlebars
2014
Mountain Bike Reviews - Answer Products Pro Taper Carbon 720 AM  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Answer Products Pro Taper Carbon 720 AM  2010
Answer Products Pro Taper Carbon 720 AM

Weight: 205g What can we say apart from WOW, these bars are stunning! The weave looks awesome under the gloss finish of the bar itself, add in the black graphic and you have something that looks good enough to eat. At 225g the bars are very light too, although they should be super strong featuring both internal and external tapering…

Handlebars
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars and 50mm Stem  2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars and 50mm Stem  2010
Nukeproof Warhead 760 Riser Bars and 50mm Stem

Stem Weight: 200g Bars Weight: 280g The Warhead bars and Stem from Nukeproof we added to the Scratch over the standard Bontrager 70mm stem and 720mm bars. We wanted a shorter cockpit for the Mega and also a little more leverage. Okay really we wanted our elbows out as far as possible on the racecourse! The bars are manufactured from…

Handlebars
2010
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