Ragley’s alloy Wiser bar has been a popular choice with some of our testers, and the carbon version is a good buy too if you’re a rider with deeper pockets.
The 760mm width and classic nine-degree backsweep shape are the same whether you go for metal or carbon. Splashing out on carbon saves you 85g though, making the Wiser Carbon competitive with other, pricier composite bars.
While the alloy bar is already comfortable without being noodly, the glass fibre-reinforced carbon bar has a distinctively damped feel that kills excess sting and spring to put even more trail information into the palms of your gloves.
The almost flat 10mm rise version is a great choice for 29ers or any other bike where you want to keep your hands and body position as low as possible too. There’s no 35mm rise version like the alloy bar though, just a 25mm option.