Thomson Trail C handlebar review

Carbon bars with a firm ride feel

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £125.00 RRP | USD $150.00

Our review

The 750mm width gives good trail leverage, and the carbon construction feels tough enough to survive crashes
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Thomson made the bold move into bars a couple of years ago and this glossy carbon Trail C model is an unsurprisingly perfect match for its glossy CNC machined stems.

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  • Weight: 211g
  • Width: 750mm
  • Rise: 12mm
  • Backsweep: 6 degrees
  • Upsweep: 4 degrees

Instead of a generic nine/five shape, Thomson has gone for an aggressive forward hand position from just a six-degree sweep for these bars. The rise is low too, and this is matched with a firm ride feel that puts the trail surface right into your palms.

There’s a flat 730mm version too, if you want an even more attacking feel up front too. 

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The Trail C bars are 750mm wide, with cutting marks provided if you want them a bit shorter

The 750mm width here gives plenty of technical section taming leverage and tough, nano resin unidirectional carbon gets a skin of cross-woven 1.5K carbon at the tips for safe chopping – or crashing.

Considering the premium Thompson could have charged, it’s reasonably priced too.

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

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Trail C (15)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Thomson

Description Description, 2, 0, Description, Backsweep 6° : Upsweep 4°
Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 211
Width (mm) Width (mm), 2, 0, Width (mm), 750
Handlebar Rise Handlebar Rise, 2, 0, Handlebar Rise, 12
Material Material, 2, 0, Material, Carbon