Truvativ Stylo World Cup riser bar£60.00

Well-priced trail bar ticks all the boxes

BikeRadar score3/5

The Stylo World Cup’s butted 7000 series alloy construction is shot-peened on the surface to reduce potential crack danger if you ding it, and it’s a good weight for the width. The centre section is etched with twist and side spacing markers, as well as basic dimensions and maximum torque settings so you can be sure you’ve clamped it in right.

There’s 2cm of trim markings etched onto either end, although most trail riders will want to leave it full width. The stubby riser section keeps it stiff for an accurate feel rather than high comfort. The rise isn’t so high it clashes with fat lights or other bar furniture.

Its control clamp diameter is from the World Cup rainbow stripes outwards so there’s plenty of room for brake/shifter/ suspension remote/grip adjustment. The outer section upsweep meant some testers had to do a lot of twisting to find a comfortable angle.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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