Superstar Flatland 780-12 handlebar - in brief review£35.00

Wide bar at a bargain price

BikeRadar score4/5

If you want a wider cockpit without breaking the bank or a sturdy low-rise bar for hooning about on, try this 780mm pipe. It's made from butted 7075 aluminium and weighs 320g, putting it right on the money for a bar this wide.

We got on well with the low 12mm rise, and the eight-degree backsweep and five-degree upsweep put our hands in an aggressive but comfortable position. There are even some amusing cut-marks if you want to cop out of the full width. The bar is available in 10 anodised colours. 

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

Jon Woodhouse

Technical Editor, UK
Jon's been working with bikes for as long as he can remember, from spanner monkey to product tester. He's always looking out for new kit that'll give an edge when the going gets rough and is happiest experimenting with geometry, rubber and suspension.
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