Truvativ Jérôme Clémentz BlackBox bar review$198.00

Enduro rider's signature handlebars

BikeRadar score4/5

Truvativ's Jérôme Clémentz BlackBox bars certainly don't come cheap, but luckily their shape and feel more than make up for their premium price.

This signature carbon bar was developed by Clémentz especially for enduro racing, and measures in at a meaty 750mm wide.

At the centre of the bar sits the textured 31.8mm bar clamp zone, which helps add a bit of purchase when it's clamped in the stem, and offers multiple alignment marks for getting the set-up nailed.

The bar's 20mm rise, combined with their 7-degrees backsweep and 5-degrees upsweep, creates one of the most comfortable bars we've ever tried. On the trail, the carbon construction gives a solid feel while still managing to dull some of that nasty trail vibration. We've never felt less fatigued after smashing harsh downhill trails all day long!

At 218g they're not terribly light, but the comfort and control that these bars offer is hard to beat. 

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Any type of razzing, anywhere, on any bike!
  • Beer of Choice: Cider! West country, like.

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