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 to ride flatter terrain there is a 15mm option too. Weight is good and they are backed by a 5-year warranty, which should give you plenty of peace of mind! On the trail they felt responsive and we actually enjoyed the steeper rise when the terrain got rowdy.Buy Handlebars on
Material: 7050 Alloy
Rise: 15mm or 30mm
Sweeps: 5° Up, 9° Back
This review was in Issue 31 of IMB.For more information visit CrankBrothers
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.