Mountain bike bars and stems: a feast of product

Great cockpit gear for your off-road or urban rig


Mountain bike bars and stems are important because, as well their obvious function of giving you something to hold onto, they can have a huge effect on the ride characteristics and overall ‘feel’ of your bike.


We’ve tested a broad range of both bars and stems here, from superlight to ultra heavy duty. Given the massive choice out there we may have still barely scratched the surface but you gotta start somewhere, so dig in using the ‘Related Articles’ links, right, and hopefully you’ll find some ideas for improving your rig.


And remember, you can always mix and match your bars and stems: our testers decided their fave combo was Titec’s Hell Bent RIP 3D stem and the Race Face Atlas AM bar but you may find other products better meet your specific requirements.