Given the gradual migration towards 35mm handlebar standards lately, we're not entirely surprised to see Renthal as the latest brand to adopt the trend. Promising, as most new mountain trends do, to add stiffness and rigidity to your setup, 35mm bars are becoming the new norm, like it or not. That being said, Renthal's Fatbar Lite Carbon 35 Handlebar is an impressive addition to the club. If you're building up a new enduro dreamboat to chug down the trails with this fall, the Fatbar Lite makes for an enviable addition to your cockpit.
As its name makes clear, this version of the Fatbar Lite comes molded from smooth, matte carbon fiber. Feathery light and durable, this 190g bar won't weigh you down on climbs, and its carbon construction enables it to absorb repetitive bumps on everything from fire roads to rock gardens. Renthal's goods are routinely put to the test on the DH and Enduro stages, so the Fatbar Light comes built to withstand everything from mellow trail rides to days spent riding lifts and bombing big descents. Besides a new 35mm diameter, the Fatbar comes with a neutral feel that will be familiar to Renthal loyalists and refreshing to those of you new to the brand.
- Get rowdy on the descent with this lithe 35mm handlebar
- Wider diameter brings added stiffness without weight penalty
- Aims to retain the neutral feel of Renthal's 31.8mm bars
- Carbon fiber construction absorbs trail vibrations