Truvativ Stylo Team riser bar review£39.99

Light and comfy bars

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Truvativ’s bars used to be awkwardly shaped but the new ones are easy to position and offer decent performance for the price.

A slight forward lunge through the top bend means the Stylo Team still fitted most wrists better when twisted back slightly. Otherwise the mid-rise, medium layback fit was well liked.

The pronounced double bend leaves a respectable 225mm of control space either side. It has laser etched logos and rotation/centring marks and there are 2cm of chop marks either side if 680mm is too wide.

Buzz isn’t too bad even on long rocky descents and we’ve had no doubts about its shot peened strength in the several months we’ve been riding it. The 40g weight saving over the £31.99 Stylo Race is definitely worth paying for.

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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