Deity Dirty 30 handlebar review£60.00

Classically styled bar that stands out from the crowd

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Deity’s painted Dirty 30 was one of the first wide-but-light bars that crossed over from DH racing to trail riding, but the powder-coated finish used to take a battering.

This updated version is available in anodised blue, black, green, red or retro purple instead, though there’s still a semi-painted black and white option.

Underneath, it’s a classic nine-to-five sweep bar with a double-butted construction that won’t break your wrists if you slam a landing too hard. 

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The new Dirty 30 comes in a range of bright shades

At 760mm it’s a decent width for most occasions too, and the 25mm rise has relatively flat tips to keep overall hand height reasonable. If you want more width in a lower bar, we’ve been loving the 787mm wide, 15mm rise Deity Blacklabel bar too, having been testing it on a Lapierre Zesty TR 29er long-term test bike.

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.
  • 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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