660mm width (with trim markings) / 5° or 11° bend / 25.4mm clamp only / Bar-end compatible / Weight: 145g / Contact: ISON 01223 213800
The reason flat bars receive short shrift from us isn’t solely down to their shape or the lack of rise, but mostly due to the lack of width, which makes tackling trail technicalities down-right frightening.
Most riser bars come in at around 685mm wide, whereas modern flat bars are only around 580mm. These Pro Moto carbon bars from Salsa are something of a rarity then, at 660mm with either a 5˚ or 11˚ bend. What’s more, they weigh a scant 145g —lighter than all but the narrowest, most expensive riser bars.
If your everyday riding is about covering the ground, you may be happy with a flat bar, and this Pro Moto is one of the best out there — and there’s also an aluminium version for a bargain £35.