Race Face Next (Bar) Handlebar Review

5.00 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Oct 3, 2014

By Greg Heil    on Sep 19, 2016

By Greg Heil    on Sep 12, 2017

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Race Face Next XC Low Riser Bar
Race Face Next XC Flat Bar
Race Face Next 35 10mm riser bar
Race Face Next 35 Carbon Bar

August 18, 2015
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Light durable bar. Great added strength from the 35mm width

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: I ride this paired with a Race Face Atlas stem. 760mm width is great for climbing and leverage in descending. I would never think to cut this bar down.

December 16, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: light, durable, good control.

Cons: none so far

Recommendation: For anybody who wants a good handlebar really. Only person that may not like it is a person who rides XC because it's a 760mm bar. There are 620mm versions though.

December 20, 2013
Model/Year: 2013/725mm 3/4 Riser 8 degree rearward 4 upward

Pros: Lightweight
Reduces vibration very well

Cons: None

Recommendation: This review is after my first ride. Normally I wait about 100 miles to do a review but I was just so shocked at the difference between Aluminum and Carbon I never would have guessed. The cool thing is I went from my Raceface Turbine Aluminum to this model. Identical in everyway except for the material and I rode on my most familiar trail so there were no variables. The difference was just amazing in the vibration highly recommended upgrade.

December 11, 2012
Pros: Lightweight
Helps take the edge off vibrations

Cons: None

Recommendation: I love this bar. Carbon definitely helps with vibrations and after-ride numbness over aluminum. Love the look of it.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Love the ability of the carbon bar to take some edge off rough trails. Also the titanium anti-crush zone is useful for stems that aren't really nice to carbon.

Cons: Some of the decals are kind of obnoxious. I would have preferred a cleaner looking "naked" carbon look.

Recommendation: A definite good buy for anyone looking for a strong, flexible bar for AM and XC riding.

December 20, 2008
Pros: Light weight and not too stiff..Great for long rides, your hands don't feel numb compared to aluminum models

Cons: Its carbon and it has a life..

Recommendation: Great for XC and trail riding excellent for long distance and racing.

September 28, 2008
Pros: Light weight and not to stiff

Cons: Can be pricy

Recommendation: This bar really rocks, its light and takes trail vibration away.

Race Face Next (Bar) 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.