Flat bars for powerful pedaling.
Unfortunately, finding the right handlebars is largely a process of trial and error, but if you're a rider who likes to tackle a little bit of
everything — fast XC rides, all-mountain explorations, races, and some
technical downhills — the 3T Flat Team Handlebar might save you some time, money, and hassle.
The Flat Team 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. Both carbon-fiber bars also weigh in at significantly less than 200g, too, so they're more than race ready.