As light as Race Face's Next 3/4in Riser Handlebar is, it's reasonable to be wary given the abuse and expectations of mountain biking. Thankfully, Race Face tests these bars to meet its downhill strength requirements, which means the cross country-light Next will hold up to aggressive riders, and will be equally at home on both long-travel trail bikes and hardtails alike.
To accomplish a sub-180 gram weight, Race Face constructs the 725mm-wide Next bars with a leading edge unidirectional carbon weave. It then ensures the weave is free of voids and densely compacted to prevent any stress risers. Adding to durability, the clamp zones are reinforced to minimize the possibility of failure at this crucial junction.
The Race Face Next Wide 3/4in Riser Handlebar has a 31.8mm clamp diameter and has a sweep of eight-degrees back, four-degrees up.
- Sub-180 grams
- 725mm wide
- Eight degrees back sweep, four degrees up
- 31.8mm clamp