Truvativ Jérôme Clémentz BlackBox bar £129.99

Enduro rider's signature handlebars

BikeRadar score 4/5

Truvativ's Jérôme Clémentz BlackBox bars certainly don't come cheap, but luckily their shape and feel more than make up for their premium price.

This signature carbon bar was developed by Clémentz especially for enduro racing, and measures in at a meaty 750mm wide.

At the centre of the bar sits the textured 31.8mm bar clamp zone, which helps add a bit of purchase when it's clamped in the stem, and offers multiple alignment marks for getting the set-up nailed.

The bar's 20mm rise, combined with their 7-degrees backsweep and 5-degrees upsweep, creates one of the most comfortable bars we've ever tried. On the trail, the carbon construction gives a solid feel while still managing to dull some of that nasty trail vibration. We've never felt less fatigued after smashing harsh downhill trails all day long!

At 218g they're not terribly light, but the comfort and control that these bars offer is hard to beat. 

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

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