Enve Composites Riser bar review£140.00

Trail bar gets some extra width

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Enve Composites has made a smart move and stretched its trail bar from the original 700mm width (which is still available) to a more aggressive, corner carving 740mm.

At just 191g, it’s still impressively light – though 9g heavier than Renthal’s Fatbar Lite Carbon, which is arguably its closest competition.

With nine degrees of backsweep, five degrees of upsweep and a 23mm rise, the Riser feels instantly comfortable once you’ve got it positioned centrally in the stem.

With no marker lines to help get things lined up (though the logo does help), you’ll need a tape measure to get everything spot on. The textured clamp area and printed torque settings help to ensure a tight, creak free fit.   

The bar feels stiff and accurate on the trail, with enough leverage to facilitate throwing the bike around with confidence. Steering is precise, providing sufficient feedback through your hands to let you know what’s going on under your front tyre.

It’s not harsh though, and does a great job of eliminating that annoying buzz through bump-riddled sections. The Riser isn’t cheap, but with that price comes a stiff yet comfortable feel at a very competitive weight.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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