Loaded AMX flat handlebar review£54.99

Ultra wide mountain bike bar

BikeRadar score3/5

With the increased popularity of 29ers, riders keen to keep their lofty front ends low should consider Loaded’s AMX flat bar.

Measuring a whopping 810mm wide, the AMX bar comes with cut marks to cater for everyone’s width tastes, as well as a detail in the centre of the bar for stem alignment.

It took a fair amount of time experimenting with bar position to get things feeling somewhere near comfortable, as the zero upsweep, combined with the eight-degree backsweep, takes a bit of getting used to.

Once you get that position sorted though, the AMX has a solid, stiff feel, giving positive point and shoot confidence.

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

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
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