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Enve Composites Carbon Riser Bar

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “Classic Enve Goodness”

    The Good: Looks, finish, weight, strength, durability, etc, etc, etc.

    The Bad: Sticker price. The best isn't usually cheap.

    Overall Review:

    I rode the Enve DH bars for over a season and a half on my SC Nomad. XC, trail, a few chair lift service days and two Enduro events. I had a few good crashes here and there (albeit nothing horrible) and these bars never showed any signs of failure or fatigue, just one good scratch on the front.

    They are some of the lightest bars per CM on the market. I cut mine down and the markings on each end made it super simple and thoughtless. The matte finish is beautiful and the quality unquestionable. Enve had a recent batch of DH bars fail their quality and testing controls so they subsequently moved production of all their cockpit components to their main facility in Ogden, UT - proof they will do what ever it takes to make the best product possible.

    I have a second pair on the way for my new bike and would definitely recommend them.

    “Excellent bar”

    The Good: strong and light, good/simple graphics

    The Bad: a bit spendy, but not much more than similar options

    Overall Review:

    About a year ago I gouged my Easton Havoc carbon bar in a crash at bootleg canyon and afterward I was a bit nervous riding it with such a deep scratch and so decided to get a new bar. I mixed it up and bought a buddy's nearly new ENVE DH bar to see what I thought.  In many regards it is similar to the Easton that I really like with very close rise and sweep numbers.  One of the touches that I like about the ENVE is that there is a rough section for where the stem clamps on to prevent slips I suppose. 

    I did end up cutting down the 800mm bar to my preferred width of 760mm, but actually ended up taking too much off due to following the cutting marks printed on the bar.  I ended up chopping off an extra 5mm so not the end of the world but I was pretty ticked that I didn't double check that the marks were accurate.  Lesson learned.

    Quality and performance otherwise has been excellent and so despite the high cost, which is not much more than other carbon bar options, this has been a terrific product.

    “Rides with Confidence”

    The Good: Super stiff and relatively the lightest among all hardcore handlebars. Its looks, strength and stiffness provide you with confidence.

    The Bad: The only bad thing about this handlebar is the check out price....

    Overall Review:

    So far it is the chosen handlebar for DH, Freeride,Aggressive AM and Gravity Enduro type of rides for its stiff, light, strength and certainly its looks.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Riding Type
    Material
    Clamp Size
    Width
    Rise
    Upsweep
    Backsweep
    Colors
    Weight
    Miscellaneous Evne's mountain riser bar is the perfect balance of strength, comfort and durability in a lightweight package! Carbon fiber construction Approximate weight 180 grams Sweep 9deg Rise 23mm
    Price $160.00
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry