Truvativ Noir T40 riser bar review

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£115

Truvativ Noir T40 handlebar

BikeRadar verdict

70.0 out of 5 stars

"Low weight and confidence-boosting ride position from the top of the range Noir, but comes at a price"

Friday, February 3, 2012 12.00pm By

Noir components are Truvativ’s range-topping carbon parts, of which the T40 gear is the poshest. The Noir T40 riser bar (a racing-width flat bar is available too) is a neatly-finished and well-thought-out pipe. 

As well as thicker, reinforced ends, the T40 also comes with snug-fitting anti-crush bungs that offer extra support for bar ends. The bar has trim marks at the ends, but they only extend 10mm in from each end – beyond that and you’d be past the end of the reinforced section. There are thicker sections around where the controls clamp on. Truvativ have included a textured coating at the centre to prevent slippage.

At 205g for a 700mm bar the Noir is impressively light. The shape follows what seem to have become almost industry-standard numbers – it’s a popular formula because it works. Despite its low weight the Noir doesn’t mind being hauled on and you get a bit of carbon buzz-eating magic into the bargain.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

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Specification

Name:
Noir T40 handlebar (12)
Brand:
Truvativ
Price:
£115

Features:
*Width 700mm *Rise 15mm *Backsweep 9° *Upsweep 5° *Other sizes 580mm/5° flat; 640mm/15mm rise; 640 and 700mm/30mm rise *Material Carbon fibre
Weight (g):
205

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