Burgtec RideWider riser bar review

Refined for 2012

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $135.98
Burgtec RideWider handlebar

Our review

Refinements have only improved upon one of the original and best super-wide bars
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British brand Burgtec were among the first to pioneer the wider downhill bar, with their first generation of RideWider bars clocking in at a then-whopping 750mm. Things have gotten even wider since, and as a result their latest offerings worry the doorframes at 780mm. 

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It’s available in two heights – the 15mm we opted for, and a taller 30mm. The feel is bang-on straight away thanks to a nine-degree backsweep and four-degree upsweep, and it felt fast from the get go. 

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There are cut marks and helpful stem alignment details to help with the setup too. The lairy graphics mightn’t be to everyone’s taste but we reckon they look great. There are cheaper bars available but the RideWider remains one of our top downhill options.

Product Specifications

Product

Name RideWider handlebar (12)
Brand Burgtec

Description 9-degree backsweep and 4-degree upsweep
Features 15 or 30mm rise options
Width (mm) 780
Handlebar Rises Available 30mm