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Only 167g - New Race Face Next SL Handlebar (and Gulevich is Hilarious!) 1

Class-leading weight with flex in the right places.

Only 167g - New Race Face Next SL Handlebar (and Gulevich is Hilarious!)

Cross-country riding is changing – the bikes are more capable than ever, the trail choices and courses are getting rougher and rowdier, and riders are continuing to progress and push the boundaries. XC/trail bikes typically lean towards higher efficiency, which can lead to a trade-off in suspension and rider comfort. Hand and arm fatigue have increasingly become a factor that impacts many of these riders, ranging from annoyance to limiting performance that might cut your day short.

Gulevich on his way to an Oscar for this one! SO HILARIOUS!

Race Face has developed the new Next SL carbon bar to focus on reducing rider fatigue without compromising handling. Our design allows good vertical flex for extra comfort while additional carbon added to the front and back of the bar eliminates bad horizontal flex for improved steering precision. And at 167g, it’s the lightest in its category, thanks in part to a 35mm bar diameter, which helps reduce weight while maintaining strength.



Race Face Next SL Handlebar Features

  • Optimized vertical compliance improves rider comfort and reduces hand fatigue
  • Asymmetric carbon layup with reinforced fore-aft material for steering precision and vertical compliance
  • 35mm clamp reduces weight and increases strength
  • 740mm wide with 10mm rise based on rider feedback
  • 167 grams - lightest in category
  • Price: $179.99 USD / $219.99 CAD

We have this feather-weight bar here for testing in the Boise area, and initial impressions with finish quality and comfort are positive. Stay tuned for more impressions after we get some extended time on the bars.


View key specs, compare products, and rate the Next SL handlebar in the Vital MTB Product Guide.

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