Monday, December 19, 2011 12.00pm
By James Blackwell, Mountain Biking UK
Truvativ's Noir T30 riser bar ticks all the right boxes when it comes to performance but the price of this carbon beauty is a lot to swallow.
At a trail taming 700mm wide, and with a five-degree upsweep and nine-degree backsweep, we're big fans of the T30. We found the width perfect for trail and all-mountain riding, and it's also available in 680mm for cross-country whippets.
At 205g it's not going to break the scales, the unidirectional carbon weave construction makes it strong and it has a pleasing shiny finish that so far is wearing well, even after a few knocks. The textured centre improves grip, and angle marks make setup easy and ensure a solid fit.
The angles equate to a comfortable position to smash out the miles. Out of the saddle the bar is stiff and the extra width gives you plenty of leverage to accelerate and a wider stance to attack rough terrain. It's also available as a 700mm or 600mm flat bar if that's your flavour.
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