Burgtec RideWide Carbon handlebars review£125.00

Firm-feeling, 760mm wide carbon bar

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Burgtec was one of the first brands to make really wide bars with its RideWide and RideWider alloy pipes. While other manufactuers have now caught up in terms of width, the 760mm RideWide carbon is still a usefully control-boosting bar.

It’s a lot lighter than its alloy equivalent and it’s competitively priced for carbon too.

As you’d expect from a primarily downhill orientated brand, feel is on the firm rather than flexy side to give plenty of feedback from the floor. 

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Positioning marks on the centre of the bar

The limited rise and upsweep amplifies the aggressive feel too, making this a proper hunting bar.

The low hand height makes it particularly suitable for dropping the control position on big-wheeled or long-forked bikes and it’s easily light enough for trail use.

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

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.
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  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
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  • 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
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