Salsa Pro-Moto flat bar review£44.99

Super-wide cross-country bar

BikeRadar score4/5

Salsa do a big range of bars, but it’s the more unusual options where they really shine. This super-wide cross-country bar is certainly coming of age as flatties get the nod from the fashion police. With no bends to worry about, the width to weight ratio is very impressive.

The quad-butted 11-degree backsweep and layback gives a very light steering feel despite the loss of rise. If your wrists can cope with the angle, they’ve got a really comfy sprung feel too.

Busy bar fans will also appreciate the 25cm of control area, with 55mm of trim marks on the tips if you don’t need the full 713mm. A 17-degree (90mm layback) version and narrower, flats and conventional risers are also available.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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