CrankBrothers Cobalt 11 carbon bar review

Lightweight trail riser

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £100.00 RRP | USD $120.00
CrankBrothers Cobalt 11 carbon mountain bike handlebar

Our review

Light, pretty stiff and great for taller cross-country riders, if slightly out there
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CrankBrothers are perhaps the only company mad enough to have a downhill-wide carbon bar for cross-country. 


Weighing 180g, this 780mm bar gives nine degrees of backsweep, five of upsweep and 15mm of rise to lure you low over the front end. 

The width means great leverage and flex is fine for XC use, though all-mountain riders may be put off by that tag. 

There are cut lines down to 700mm, but that just seems a bit sensible.


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Cobalt 11 XC Riser Bar (12)
Brand CrankBrothers

Features 6 degree backsweep, 5 degree upsweep , 15mm rise
Weight (g) 180
Width (mm) 682
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Carbon Fibre