Azonic CFK handlebar review£109.95

Reassuringly rugged bar

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After a hiatus from the sport, Azonic is making a welcome return with a range of components including this new carbon bar. The CFK is available in three widths (750, 760 and 790mm) and two diameters (31.8 and 35mm), and sports a 20mm rise, five degrees of upsweep and an eight-degree bend.

Personal preference is an important factor when it comes to bars, but we found the dimensions easy to adapt to. The 750mm width we tested weighed 190g – marginally heavier than some of the other carbon handlebars on the market – but the thick sidewalls and five-year warranty boosted confidence when tackling rough terrain and launching gaps. The bar’s exceptionally stiff feel may prove too much for some riders though.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Olly Forster

Staff Writer, UK
Olly started riding in '94 after reading Mountain Biking UK as a teenager, and by '97 he'd done his first downhill race. Having worked in the bike industry since 2000 in a range of roles, he's still as hungry as ever to test new kit and explore fresh trails.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Downhill and trail
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada IPA
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