First Look: Truvativ Descendant CoLab TLD Bars with RockShox Stickers 9

Truvativ shows its wild side through a special collaboration with Troy Lee Designs.

First Look: Truvativ Descendant CoLab TLD Bars with RockShox Stickers

It's hard to stand out in today's handlebar game, which is why Truvativ partnered up with Troy Lee Designs to make your ride every bit as fresh as that brand new riding kit. Based around the same quality Truvativ handlebars used and loved by dozens of Pro athletes, these new components liven up your bike by adding some trademark TLD style.

Three handlebars are available – two aluminum and one carbon – each with matching RockShox fork and shock decals to bring everything together. The sticker kits will work on any RockShox fork with 35mm stanchions, including the Revelation, Pike, Lyrik, and BoXXer.

Could this be a hint of things to come? Keep an eye out for more radness from Truvativ as riding season rolls on!


Press Release:

A wise old racer once said, “You might as well look fast if you can’t be fast.” Now, this could be an insult, depending on who’s delivering the line. If, for example, the race winner looks down from the top step of the podium and utters this to the 2nd place rider, it feels like a bit of an insult. And if you’re that kind of winner, you’re a loser.

On the other hand, if that 2nd place rider looks up at the winner and says that same thing, we suddenly have a competitor who is gracious in defeat, and who realizes that style is as good as victory.

Since the 1980s, the creative minds at Troy Lee Designs have been making the World’s Fastest Racers look and feel even faster. Which is saying a lot, since every TLD athlete is already fast enough.

With race-driven art, TLD proved the concept that 9th place combined with style is sometimes better than 3rd place and boring. And that is exciting to us, since our belief is that the story of every ride is more powerful than any collection of spreadsheet stats.

TRUVATIV’s history has been one of developing rugged, dependable products designed you to get to the bottom of any race run or local trail. Now, TRUVATIV CoLab has teamed up with TLD, and has designs on creating an ever-evolving set of stuff meant to make you feel faster—even if you already wrote the book on fast.

DESCENDANT CoLab Troy Lee Designs Carbon Enduro Bar

Proven shape, proven width, proven materials and the artistic touch of Troy Lee Designs: voilà, the new TRUVATIV CoLab TLD Carbon riser bars. These bars are stiff, tough, dependable, and give you all the comfort and positive steering feel you want. This is art on your bars for artistry in the corners.

  • Stiff, precise and width-optimized for enduro, trail and aggressive xc
  • Carbon fiber perfection
  • DESCENDANT geometry from our best enduro rider’s input
  • Signature Troy Lee Designs style
  • 750mm wide
  • 20mm rise
  • 5° up, 7° back
  • 31.8mm clamp diameter
  • Carbon fiber
  • 219g
  • Carbon bar and sticker pack MSRP - $199.99 | €219.99 | £189.99

DESCENDANT CoLab Troy Lee Designs Aluminum DH Bar

What we have here is a wide, stiff, strong, championship-winning TRUVATIV design built in collaboration with, and featuring the creativity of, Troy Lee Designs. This new TRUVATIV CoLab TLD bar is the command center of cornering with an artistic flair.

  • Stiff, precise and wide
  • Made with tough 7050 alloy
  • DESCENDANT geometry from our best dh/gravity rider’s input
  • Signature Troy Lee Designs style
  • 800mm wide
  • 25mm rise
  • 5° up, 9° back
  • 31.8mm clamp diameter
  • 7050 aluminum
  • 349g
  • Aluminum bar and sticker pack MSRP - $99.99 | €109.99 | £94.99

DESCENDANT CoLab Troy Lee Designs Sticker Pack

Own a bit of that one-off, custom, World Championship bike setup with a CoLab – TLD RockShox fork sticker pack. Designed to fit RockShox forks with 35mm upper tubes and color complement other CoLab – TLD components.


Bars and sticker packs are available starting April, 2017. Visit www.truvativ.com for more details.

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9 comments
  • Tim_Sim

    4/20/2017 12:07 AM

    31.8 in 2017??? are you sirious?!!

  • bturman

    4/24/2017 8:20 AM

    Super cereal.

  • Willis24

    4/19/2017 5:32 AM

    Nice idea, but isn't that the last year colorway designs? It seems like they should have chosen some of TLD's more timeless design work.

  • bturman

    4/24/2017 8:19 AM

    Nope, they are current.

  • Freespeeder

    4/18/2017 8:04 PM

    Run kids, bozo's got a boner!

  • JonnyC

    4/18/2017 4:35 PM

    ugghhh rainbow barf.

  • onenerdykid*

    4/18/2017 8:02 AM

    From a pure product perspective, I am a huge fan of almost all things Sram... but where everything seems to go wrong for me is with the branding & graphics, especially their non-stacked wordmark. This collab only makes it worse, imo. So over the top and busy. Dig the products, hate the wrapping.

  • matmattmatthew

    4/18/2017 9:14 AM

    You obviously made a fitting username.

  • onenerdykid*

    4/18/2017 11:23 PM

    Haha true, but I'm also a product manager in a different industry and I'm fairly critical to how things are branded

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