Big carbon, squared.
Even if we didn't get to ride and test it out, we'd still have the confidence to endorse the rising 35mm handlebar standard. Why? Because Race Face, a company we know to have relentless focus on quality and helping riders push their limits as far as possible, has invested heavily in 35mm. Then again, it makes sense that it would. The 35mm handlebar aligns perfectly with its mission, and the Race Face SIXC 35 35mm Rise Handlebar is a fine example of what we mean.
To craft its 35mm carbon fiber bars, Race Face starts with unidirectional carbon fiber, which enables it to meet its own high standards for durability without creating a heavy bar. The larger diameter of the bar and stem clamp area create a much stiffer interface and allow for an even wider bar overall. Because the bar becomes far stronger, engineers can go back and remove excess material without encroaching on its strength or resistance to deformation (bending and twisting). It all equates to a lighter, stiffer, stronger handlebar, which means a better handlebar. In fact, Race Face's 35mm SIXC handlebar is both wider and lighter than its 31.8mm version. The 35mm rise of this model is the highest version available, making it ideal for aggressive gravity and downhill riding.
The Race Face SIXC 35 35mm Rise Handlebar is 800mm wide and comes in a matte carbon finish with White/silver graphics. It has a backsweep of 8 degrees and an upsweep of 5 degrees.
- Unidirectional carbon fiber
- 35mm rise