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

Product

Name Trail C (15)
Brand Thomson

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