After seeing Greg Minnaar and Syndicate riders using spacers under their direct mount stems, sometimes up to 50mm of additional stack, ENVE’s engineers started thinking. To make things safer and eliminate the use of long bolts that are seeing a lot of shear force, they thought a high rise DH bar would be a much better option.

And here it is, at the top of the display. Width is 810mm, rise is 46mm, upsweep 5° and backsweep is 9°. Weight is 267g. $175, same as the DH bar.

Shown in the top pic, the SWP (flat) and RSR bars extend from 740mm out to 760mm. They wanted to make them work for trail riders that wanted something wider instead of cutting down their DH bar. The concern with cutting the DH bar was that the laminates on that one were designed to proved a certain feel, and by cutting off 30-40 millimeters, the stiffer laminate lost some of its damping characteristics. The layup of the riser and flat bars isn’t as stiff, so they’ll be more comfortable on normal mountain bike rides.

Weights for the new wider versions are 194g (RSR) and 178g (SWP). Graphics get a bit of a refresh, too. Both are $160. All will be available at the end of April.

The direct mount stem gets a new paint scheme to match the bars, too.

The road bars and stems get a new gloss black on matte graphics scheme.

New GPS mount fits directly on their stems for a clean, put front placement without anything clamped to their bars. This is particularly good for their aero road bars, which don’t have enough round space next to the stem for most any normal computer mount. It’ll fit all Garmins, even the 1000. Retail is $40.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Not exactly the lightest (x2) and or cheapest solution. Schmolke has bars coming in under 90grams for straights, and they are pretty well proven German engineering.

    I do like the flat black look of Enve though.

  2. I’m still not buying the shear force issue. Transverse shear forces occur due to relative side to side movement between the two bolted connection. This is prevented by bolt torque and the resultant friction between the two surfaces (i.e. like a car wheel’s bolts don’t actual see a shear force)
    Ironically, longer bolts hold bolt torque better due to stretch (they act like a spring). Short bolts in high stress metal to metal application with no length to stretch are the ones that tend to break.

    But its all probably moot anyway. The riser bar looks way better than so many spacers. Or maybe Enve statement is not marketing based at all, 100% engineering based, and anyone riding spacers instead of buying a riser bar will die 🙂

  3. that garminmount looks nice, to sad that it looks very like the ones coming from Tillquist, google on “tillguist garmin mount” and yuu will find mounts thats have been made for some time.

  4. What I am trying to say is that it is a nice product, and if I knew I had to get spacers on a new build, I’d grab one of these (or maybe a cheaper option).
    But I don’t think one needs to buy a riser bar to eliminate existing spacers purely for a safety reason.

  5. I could cut a bar in half and have one for each bike. I don’t get the W I D E popularity. I get the benefits, but to me it doesn’t outweigh the drawbacks. Does it not feel like you’re driving a bus with bars that wide?

  6. JBikes is right. Shear force is irrelevant. And even if it was, longer bolts would be irrelevant to it, shear force wouldbe the same, the bending moment and hece tensile stress would increase. But it he bolts are preloaded correctly, neither is an issue. I digress, but if that is Enve’s quoted reason for developing the bars, I wouldn’t trust their engineers as far as I could throw them….

    The fact is, riser bars are cool again. Or maybe it really doesn’t matter, its just better that manufacturers give us a choice so we can be comfortable with our rides.

  7. @Ryan only if you don’t shorten your stem along with the wider bar. Shorter stems have advantages all their own, so unless you can’t fit wider bars through your local single track, it’s hard not to recomend a wider bar/shorter stem setup. Unless your rides only consist of many miles of flat double or single track, in which case: ride something close to where a road bike fit would put you.

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