PRO Vanderham FR riser bar - in brief

Consumer version of Thomas Vanderham signature handlebar

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Shimano’s high performance PRO range of components features a tweaked version of Thomas Vanderham’s signature bar. It’s available in either a 20mm or 30mm rise and comes in at 800mm wide. 

It features cut marks down to 720mm, with Vanderham’s own 770mm preference highlighted in red. 

The five-degree upsweep and nine-degree backsweep make for a comfy position, and the higher rise is a great option for taller riders battling a low head tube or for those who simply prefer to ride the back wheel a bit more. 

A reinforced centre section bolsters strength but doesn’t make it feel uncomfortably stiff.

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

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