Superstar Flatland 780-12 handlebar - in brief review£35.00

Wide bar at a bargain price

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If you want a wider cockpit without breaking the bank or a sturdy low-rise bar for hooning about on, try this 780mm pipe. It's made from butted 7075 aluminium and weighs 320g, putting it right on the money for a bar this wide.

We got on well with the low 12mm rise, and the eight-degree backsweep and five-degree upsweep put our hands in an aggressive but comfortable position. There are even some amusing cut-marks if you want to cop out of the full width. The bar is available in 10 anodised colours. 

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

Jon Woodhouse

Technical Editor, France
Jon's been working with bikes for as long as he can remember, from spanner monkey to product tester. He's always looking out for new kit that'll give an edge when the going gets rough and is happiest experimenting with geometry, rubber and suspension.
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 173cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 65kg / 143lb
  • Waist: 79cm / 31in
  • Chest: 92cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Big days out that pack in the steep and technical
  • Current Bikes: Mondraker Foxy Carbon, BTR Fabrications Custom hardtail, BMC Teamelite SE02 SLX
  • Dream Bike: Nicolai Ion 16 Longest
  • Beer of Choice: Franziskaner Weissbier
  • Location: Paris, France
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