Length: 660mm/Clamp size: 31.8mm/6-degree upsweep, 9-degree backsweep/Cold-drawn air alloy
Contact: Silverfish 01752 313253
The idea behind this bar is simple — long-travel forks jack up the front of your bike. Flipping your stem is the easy way to lessen the high-tower feeling, but fitting a low-rise handlebar is going to look a lot better. In addition, it’ll be cheaper than a new stem if the one you have cannot be inverted.
You may think the Evolve bar is a little wide but, thoughtfully, Race Face has included some easy-to-read cut marks on the ends of the bar — it’s also printed how much each inch weighs, just so you know what you’re saving when wielding the hacksaw.
We found the upsweep and backsweep spot-on and the 31.8mm size and shot-peened surface means this should handle some heavy-duty punishment.
MBR RATING: 9/10