Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed something special mounted to the recently released limited edition Greg Minnaar replica V10. At the same massive 808mm width that Greg runs, ENVE's latest handlebar pays tribute to the World Champ's accomplishments.

Known simply as the Minnaarbar, this 245 gram, full-carbon downhill specific handlebar is produced and manufactured in Ogden, Utah.

“ENVE continues to push the envelope on what is possible with composites in downhill racing. When we have feedback, ENVE listens and answers by producing the product we need to have a competitive edge. My signature edition downhill bar offers my preferred width, great strength, and a ride quality that is second to none.” - Minnaar

ENVE has been a sponsorship and development partner of the Santa Cruz Syndicate Team since 2009. According to ENVE Marketing Manager Jake Pantone, “Our partnership with the Syndicate race team has been integral to the development of our growing line of gravity specific rims and components. Each downhill specific part we produce gets a stamp of approval from the Syndicate Team and further validates our testing so we can confidently offer our industry leading 5-Year Warranty and Lifetime Crash Replacement.”

The Minnaarbar is now shipping and will retail for $225.

Visit www.enve.com for more details.

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  • Snfoilhat

    12/22/2013 1:30 PM

    It's disappointing that the marketing manager gets to tell the test engineer what he learned in school is no good for the company to communicate to the public, and so the message will be cheerful nonsense instead. Why treat your customer like they are too stupid to be even worth educating about your product and process? 150 cycles is meaningless. It's too few to represent any real-world situation. Testing different heights single cycle, then running out of height on your rig, and then switching to testing number of cycles single weight half way through the same experiement! That is bogus. The amount of energy put into the system (16lbs weights and 4 ft height) was never justified. It could be meaningful, it could be crap--who knows, they never give a rationale. Black T-shirt guy learned all this in is first semester of undergrad engineering. Enve had my attention for 3 minutes and didn't use it to tell me anything. Thanks a lot, gray T-shirt guy. GTFO

  • onenerdykid*

    12/23/2013 12:11 AM

    It's true that they didn't give any corroborating justification, but perhaps "Famous Handlebar X" failed at 30 drops. It would be good to have as a comparison, but it would publicly humiliate that brand and I'm pretty sure that Enve doesn't want to start a war over it.

  • Marc

    12/22/2013 10:46 AM

    I bought the previous Enve DH bar and like the feel for a while until I cut them down to 780mm not sure why it's such a big deal to people that they are this wide. There are people out there who need it that wide, although not many at least they give you the option and if it doesn't suite you just CUT THEM DOWN.

  • Mike_Doucette

    12/21/2013 2:26 PM

    I have a smac 820mm bar for $75. And its just right

  • ZMC888

    12/20/2013 6:51 PM

    Marketing alert! Max length is 800mm unless you are an orangutang. 780mm is enough for most. My Renthal road bars motorcycle bars are 760, motocross are 800.

  • sino428

    12/21/2013 12:25 PM

    Agreed. For larger riders with big wingspans (like minaar) it makes sense. But outside that it's likely overkill and out of the comfort zone for most people.

  • beerguzlinfool

    12/20/2013 3:11 PM

    Enve needs to change their name to OPCC. Over priced carbon components.. Everything they make is obscenely expensive and completely unnecessary.

  • onenerdykid*

    12/22/2013 6:19 AM

    oh my god relax... there are plenty of affordable sub $100 handlebars out there. Why not drool a little bit and enjoy the awesomeness? It's rad that companies like Enve push things and strive to make better and better components. Do you complain about the price tag when Ferrari releases a new super car? I'm never going to ever be able to afford one, but I can still admire it for how awesome it is.

  • beerguzlinfool

    12/22/2013 12:42 PM

    Sorry.. I am just not impressed by an expensive set of handlebars.. And did you seriously just compare a handlebar to a Ferrari?

  • onenerdykid*

    12/23/2013 12:08 AM

    It's more showing your line of argumentation rather than a comparison between a handlebar and a Ferrari. The Ferrari serves only to occupy the variable of "thing I can't afford but can still admire and drool over"

  • Snoopshomes

    12/20/2013 2:48 PM

    The length of handlebars is getting outrageous. The concept of bigger is better is hilarious.. and now they sell for an affordable $225.

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