Handlebars are a crucial mountain bike cockpit component, as the bar has a major impact on how a bike rides and handles. The width of a bar, the amount of rise, and the amount of back sweep all have a big impact on mountain biking ride style and handling.
Handlebars are generally available in three different materials: aluminum, carbon, and titanium. Some of the best bars are made of carbon, which is very light and can help damp the vibrations coming from the trail. Titanium lasts a long time and also helps damp vibration, but it is much heavier than both carbon and aluminum. While aluminum is lighter than titanium, it is much stiffer and harsher than ti or carbon. However, aluminum is generally the most affordable handlebar material.
|Shimano Tourney TX35||* Tender handle||Answer alumilite||Answer Alumilite 50mm Riser||Answer Carbon 780|
|Answer PROTAPER 685 XC/TRAIL||Answer ProTAPER AM 720||Answer ProTAPER Carbon 720 AM||Answer ProTAPER DH 780||Answer PROTAPER® CARBON 720 ENDURO 20/20|
|Aspect Aspect OS||Atlas AM Handlebar||Azonic Azonic Double Wall Riser Bar||Bontrager Big Sweep OS||Bontrager Crowbar|
|Bontrager Earl Riser 31.8||Bontrager Low Riser 31.8mm||Bontrager Low Riser, 25.4mm diameter, 5mm rise, 9 degree sweep||Bontrager Pro 9 Angle Carbon Fiber||Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 9 degree sweep|
|Bontrager Race Riser 31.8||Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 Bars||Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 Bar||Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 Bar||Crank Brothers Iodine 11|
|Crank Brothers Iodine 3 Bars||Deity Black Label 787 Riser||Deity Dirty 30||Diamondback DB SL318b Oversize 31.8mm Mid Rise||Easton 635mm Aluminum Monkey Bar Lowriser|
|Easton EA50 Riser||Easton EA70 Riser||Easton EA70 XC||Easton Easton EA50||Easton EC70|
|Easton EC70||Easton EC70 Wide||Easton EC90 SL||Easton Haven 35||Easton Haven 35 Carbon|
|Easton Haven AM (711mm Alloy)||Easton Haven Carbon||Easton Havoc||Easton Havoc Carbon||Easton MonkeyLite DH|
|Easton Monkeylite SL Composite||Easton Monkeylite XC||Forte CR||Forte SL Ergo Drop||Forte Team 720|