Control Tech Scandium Handlebar review

Moto style riser

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £44.99 RRP | USD $64.79
Control Tech Scandium Handlebar

Our review

High tech, high elbow, lightweight bar for a medium price
Skip to view product specifications

Control Tech’s Scandium bar (aluminium-scandium alloy, for pedants) is a stiff, light 26in bar with motocross-style positioning that’s better than most offerings in the prolific mid-width, mid-weight, mid-price trail bar category.


The mix of low bend section and high upsweep to the tips also favours riders who like moto-style rotated wrists and raised elbows but don’t want a tall bar overall. Not everyone gets on with this shape though.

Scandium isn’t as fashionable as it was but Control Tech  is one of a few manufacturers to have persevered and harnessed its capabilities.


Control Tech’s triple-butted, heat-treated 7075 aluminium alloy bar is also worth a look – it’s the same shape, 30g heavier at 258g but a bit cheaper. That said, weight weenies will have no trouble justifying the very reasonable extra cost of the Scandium bar.

Product Specifications


Name Scandium Handlebar (09)
Brand Control Tech

Weight (g) 228
Available Sizes 62cm 66cm
Handlebar Rise 20
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Scandium