Truvativ Noir T40 riser bar review

Low-rise carbon bar

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3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £115.00 RRP | USD $172.00
Truvativ Noir T40 handlebar

Our review

Low weight and confidence-boosting ride position from the top of the range Noir, but comes at a price
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Noir components are Truvativ’s range-topping carbon parts, of which the T40 gear is the poshest. The Noir T40 riser bar (a racing-width flat bar is available too) is a neatly-finished and well-thought-out pipe. 


As well as thicker, reinforced ends, the T40 also comes with snug-fitting anti-crush bungs that offer extra support for bar ends. The bar has trim marks at the ends, but they only extend 10mm in from each end – beyond that and you’d be past the end of the reinforced section. There are thicker sections around where the controls clamp on. Truvativ have included a textured coating at the centre to prevent slippage.

At 205g for a 700mm bar the Noir is impressively light. The shape follows what seem to have become almost industry-standard numbers – it’s a popular formula because it works. Despite its low weight the Noir doesn’t mind being hauled on and you get a bit of carbon buzz-eating magic into the bargain.


This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Product Specifications


Name Noir T40 handlebar (12)
Brand Truvativ

Features *Width 700mm *Rise 15mm *Backsweep 9° *Upsweep 5° *Other sizes 580mm/5° flat; 640mm/15mm rise; 640 and 700mm/30mm rise *Material Carbon fibre
Weight (g) 205