Choosing the right handlebar will definitely improve your riding experience.

MTB handlebars are available in carbon or aluminum. Carbon bars benefit is often listed as “they’re lighter” – which tends to be true. Carbon handlebars also help damp the trail vibrations as it is a woven material which doesn’t produce the same shock loads through your hands.

Aluminum handlebar technology has come a long way and quality bars from Renthal and RaceFace are available in a variety of widths to minimize trail vibration.

Understanding the right handlebar width is important for your riding. Too wide and it’s hard to input power for direction changes. Too narrow and it tends to be nervous to ride. Ideally your handlebar width puts you in a power position where you can excerpt force onto the bike. Think of pushups, too wide is hard, too narrow is difficult, just right, is well, just right.

Learn more about handlebars by reading some of our blogs:

Choosing the Right Handlebar

Handlebar Setup

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