These days, most serious XC riders and racers are using carbon fiber handlebars. Carbon bars are lightweight and extremely tough. The quality that really sets them apart, however, is their ability to absorb vibration. Constant vibration, either from the road or the trail, causes numbness and fatigue. Enve is setting a new standard for carbon fiber design. The Enve Riser Mountain Bar is a perfect example of how this relatively new company has changed the way that people think about carbon fiber. Strong enough for huge hits and giant drops, but still light enough for XC racers, the Riser Mountain Bar is a whole new level of handlebar performance. The Riser Mountain Bar was developed by riders for riders. Utilizing extensive feedback from the trail, the Riser Bar design represents a perfect equilibrium between weight and strength. A mere 245 grams of impeccable carbon, the Riser Bar is light enough for big climbs, yet durable enough for catching big air. At the same time, the wide 27.5-inch-bar stance provides flexible comfort in the dirt, and the nine degree rearward sweep keeps your wrists in a relaxed, neutral position. The Enve Riser Mountain Bar is available in a 27.5 inch width. The Riser Bar features a nine degree sweep and zero rise. This bar is available in the color Black, and is only compatible with 31.8mm clamp diameter stems. Every Riser Bar is handmade in the USA.
Killer price on a great lightweight carbon riser bar.
Just picked one up from PricePoint and wish I had waited a week.
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I need to raise my bar a couple centimeters. What are the advantage over one approach over the other...
-5 degree stem with riser bar
+20 degree stem with flat bar
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This is an odd question, here it is. Back in 1996, I built a shiny new custom Tomac 890, but shortly after, I was no longer able to race, so it sat, shiny and new, in my garage, for 17 years. It is still like new with less than 50, gentle poser kms on it. My back has never fully recovered, but havin ... Read More »
Anyone have any experience with Crank Bros. bars? I have run their pedals for many years and love them but I don't see many people running their bars. Nor are many bikes spec'd with them. I know lots of people have issues with CB products but bars are pretty simple.
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