Syntace Duraflite carbon handlebar review

The perfect cross-country flat bar?

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £119.00 RRP | USD $146.00
Syntace Duraflite Carbon Bar

Our review

Amazing strength-to-weight and warranty, with a great sweep
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Yes, it’s damn expensive, but this bar comes with an amazing 10-year warranty against breakage – Syntace have done some serious testing – and is a great performance flat bar for riders looking to wring maximum speed from their rides.

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Despite the strength, our favourite bit is a tie between the 146g weight for the 600mm width (158g, 630mm), the nine-degree sweep and the titanium anti-crush mesh at the clamp zone.

The most obvious of these on the trail is the sweep: if you’ve only ever used three- or five-degree flat bars, you should consider trying this bar (Salsa make a 10-degree bar too). It’s comfortable, powerful and no less aero.

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If you add the Duralite bar to a new F109 stem, you get one of the best strength-to-weight ratios possible – bars like this are why many pros remove their sponsored units and run blacked out Syntace products on their bikes instead.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Duraflite Carbon Handlebar (10)
Brand Syntace

Weight (g) 146
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Material Carbon Fibre
Handlebar Sweep Available 9 degrees