Bontrager Rhythm Pro riser bar review

Comfortable, wide-span all-rounder

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£60.00 RRP
Bontrager Rhythm Pro

Our review

A comfortable, lazy feel, widespan bar, but this isn't a lightweight option
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The Rhythm bar is a comfortable, wide-span all-rounder, but it’s heavier and slightly less user-friendly than most of the competition. Testing lab results suggest it’s pretty stiff considering its width, but it feels more flexible and comfortable on the trail than the figures indicate.

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Much of that is due to the early start of the backsweep, which makes it come back further round towards you than the average nine-degree geometry figure would suggest. That potentially makes it a decent wide-reach, lazy feel, comfort bar for riders who don’t mind adding significant weight.

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The shot-peened bar is logo’d but you have to rely on lining up the wide central V mark to get it centred. Despite the 750mm width making it a candidate for trimming, there aren’t any cut marks either.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Rhythm Pro handlebar (11)
Brand Bontrager

Description Options: 710mm wide, 50mm rise
Weight (g) 331
Width (mm) 750
Handlebar Rise 25
Material 7050 Aluminium
Handlebar Sweep Available 9 degrees