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 Handlebar 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 Handlebar is a whole new level of handlebar performance.
The Riser 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 180 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 Handlebar is available in a 700mm width. The Riser Bar features a nine-degree sweep and a 23mm rise. This bar is available in the color Black, and is only compatible with 31.8mm clamp diameter stems.