Optimized for the modern trail rider.
When it came time to redesign its mountain handlebar
offerings, ENVE Composites chose to build and categorize its bars much like it
does with its wheelsets. Riders have different wants and needs depending on
bike setup, riding style, aspirations, and terrain. From the rail-thin,
hardtail riding, flat bar XC racer to the big hit World Cup, dual crown,
high-rise set, ENVE has a bar for every occasion designed with the utmost
durability, lightweight construction, and ride tuned feel for every occasion.
The handlebar we have here, the M6, achieves the nexus that the modern trail
rider is after.
The M6 falls under ENVE's trail-rated lineup and places an
emphasis on dropping grams and features a carbon laminate that helps to
minimize the trail chatter that can start to accumulate on those 4+ hour
backwoods epics. As you probably imagined, the M6 is recommended to pair with
the M6 stem and wheelset which are all suited for 100-140mm trail bikes. Two
rise options are available so you can achieve your desired ride position: a
lower 7.5mm and a mid-rise 25mm version. Both bars come in at 780mm wide and
feature a tried-and-true 9-degrees of backsweep and 5-degrees of upsweep and a
31.8mm clamp, helping to preserve a compliant ride with a responsive flex
profile and keeps the weight low.
All of the bars are developed by riders and racers and the
feedback from internal testers and world-class athletes hone the bars' every
detail. In fact, so important is the ride feel that ENVE instills in each and
every bar, it's reduced the amount of recommended cut lengths so the bars ride
at its intended flex profile while still passing strength and stiffness
requirements with flying colors without having to overbuild the bars to satisfy
a wider range of cuts.
- A lightweight trail bar designed for comfort and confidence
- Sweep angles offer neutral wrist positioning
- 780mm width provides leverage with room on tight trails
- 31.8mm clamp balances weight, strength, and ride quality