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Thomson MTB Carbon Cross Country HandlebarIf you love the feeling of fast and flowy singletrack, then you know that it takes considerable confidence on your bike, and that you need to be in tune with the trail. Having a handlebar with the right dimensions, shape and weight is essential to executing the right lines. What's more, you have to be able to trust that the brand at your fingertips is going to deliver at every turn.
The Thomson brand is synonymous with precision and longevity. Many riders choose Thomson components even in the face of added weight. They're that good. While you could supply your road or mountain bike with a Thomson stem, seatpost and seatpost collar, you could not complete the trifecta for core bike strength without a Thomson Carbon Cross Country Handlebar, because they didn't exist; until now.
Thomson, inextricably influenced by the aerospace industry, knows how to CNC as good as anyone today. Their leading and innovative designs are highly lauded by the industry and riders alike. So, when news came out that a highly anticipated cross country handlebar was on the way to production, you could imagine the excitement felt. These bars are made with three different fiber types with different tensile strength and tensile modulus, including high strength carbon fibers. This helps to allocate stiffness and flex where needed. The 1.5K woven impact ends help prevent damage to unidirectional fibers from shortening the bar or impact with the ground. Additionally, the bars are molded with an EPS mandrel inside to avoid wrinkles inside the layup during molding. Most other bars are molded over inflated nylon bladders.
The flat bar features an off-center clamp area which allows for a flat riding position and reversible for a 5mm drop for 29 inch bikes. It has 6° of backsweep for comfort and the 730mm width offers plenty of leverage. The bar is certified to EN and tested to DIN+, so you can rest assured that they will not fail. If that weren't enough, Thomson also warrants their Carbon, Titanium and Aluminum Handlebars to be free from defects in material and workmanship for two years, from the date of purchase, to the original owner.
- Light weight, precision tolerance clamp sections.
- All carbon fiber material is produced by Toray and uses tailor made nano epoxy resin for very high impact resistance. Toray is the main supplier of carbon fiber to Boeing and Airbus.
- 6 degree backsweep, Flat/5mm drop
- 205 gram weight (claimed)
Thomson MTB Carbon Cross Country Handlebar
- Flat/5mm drop
- 6 degree
- 205 g