Bang up to date bar.
In terms of width and stiffness the Burgtec WR Carbon Enduro handlebar is bang up to date. A great addition to a longer travel trail or all mountain bike.
We tested Burgtec’s RW Carbon trail bar about a year ago and one of our only criticisms was the 760mm width was a little lacking.
To address our concern Burgtec has taken its 800mm downhill handlebar, shaved off some weight and re-branded it the WR Enduro. This new handlebar also comes in a 35mm diameter and there’s a new 35mm stem to go with it: Burgtec Enduro Mk2 stem review.
Apart from the width, one of the key differences between the original Trail bar and the Enduro is the shape. Since it’s wider, Burgtec has opted for a degree more upsweep and 5mm more rise. The shape still feels spot on; I didn’t have to rotate the bar at an odd angle to get it to feel right and, like the Trail bar, it creates a very neutral hand position.
With its oversized 35mm clamp, the WR Enduro is noticeably stiffer but there’s still plenty of good flex at the ends, which helps reduce trail buzz and deadens some of the bigger impacts. It’s doesn’t quite have the crispness of an Easton 35mm handlebar but it’s hardwearing – there are no marks on the carbon surface under the stem or grips, areas that usually get pretty scuffed.
In terms of width and stiffness, the Burgtec WR Enduro is now bang up to date and is a great addition to a longer travel trail or all mountain bike.
The reason it doesn’t get top marks? There are several carbon bars, such as the award winning 35mm Race Face Sixc, that are slightly cheaper.