Control Tech launch new riser bar

"Venom" is 750mm wide with a 20mm rise

ControlTech's new Venom downhill bar

US component makers Control Tech have added a new mountain bike handlebar to their lineup, the Venom.


At 750mm (29.5in) wide and with a 20mm rise (, the oversize (31.8mm) bar is said to be suitable for all-mountain and downhill use.

Made of 7075 T6 aluminium alloy, it has a four-degree upsweep and five-degree backsweep.


A sand-blasted finish should help keep it looking good for longer, and there are markings to aid cutting down. RRP will be between 70 and 80 euros (£60-70/US$95-110).