RaceFace SixC 3/4 785mm riser bar£119.00

Extra-wide carbon mountain bike handlebar

BikeRadar score4/5

We’ve always been big fans of the shape of RaceFace’s bars, and now the SixC riser bar – their flagship carbon all-rounder – has spread wide enough for all but the biggest apes.

You can still get the 725mm version for general tree-dodging trail duties, but if it’s maximum leverage that you’re after the new 785mm is definitely the way to go. Despite full downhill use approval from RaceFace, the full unidirectional (there is no cosmetic cross weave here) carbon fibre build weights in at an impressively light 239g when it’s uncut. 

The carbon layup has got a similarly versatile feel too. It’s not going to blow your arms and palms up if you add some compression damping to your fork for corners, but it will still give you enough grunt to get your bike over hard and hold it there in heart stopping, potential overshoot moments. 

The textured centre keeps it secure and there are green, pink and turquoise highlight options, so you can match the colour of the bar to your bike.

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

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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