Renthal Fat Bar handlebar review£59.99

Moto influence to steer your ride

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The Fat Bar is a new handlebar from motocross legends Renthal. The angles will feel familiar to anyone who’s used the latest generation of handlebars, thanks to their nine-degree backsweep and five-degree upsweep.

Our samples featured a 38mm rise, which bucks the super-low or even flat front-end trend. At 712mm wide, these bars won’t be wide enough for some, but fashion aside, they proved to be comfortable and flex-free without threatening trees.

The gold anodised finish proved a Marmite-like divide among testers, though everyone appreciated the quality.Tipping the scales at 345g, these are no lightweights but strength and durability isn’t a concern.

Although branded as a downhill-specific bar, due to their rise and width, we think they make a perfect 4X or playbike steering stick. Anyone looking for moto kudos on their downhill rig should check out the new 750mm wide, 20mm rise version.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 191cm / 6'3"
  • Weight: 80kg / 176lb
  • Waist: 32in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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