Flat bars for plenty of pedal power.
Finding the right handlebars is a little bit like ordering off the 1000-item menu at that Tex-Mex joint down the street — you might not figure out what you like best until you've tried everything. Knowing what you're looking for helps, though, and if you're a rider who crushes XC, all-mountain, and technical riding, the 3T Flat Pro Handlebar might be your carnitas burrito, so to speak.
The Flat Pro comes in two widths, 720mm and 740mm. As the name implies, both are flat for an aggressive, weight-forward pedaling position, but while the 720 has a slight three-degree backsweep, the 740 has a more dramatic nine-degree sweep that is more suited for riders who like to tackle technical descents as well as fast singletrack.
Both bars can be cut down to taste — to 660mm for the 720 and 680mm for the 740. They also afford 275mm and 285mm of respective width on either side of the stem bulge, so you'll have plenty of room to mount levers, knobs, gadgets, and doodads. The 720 weighs in at 230g, and the 740 slightly higher, but what you miss in weight savings you more than make up for in value and durability.