Curve’s new dramatically curved Remlaw flat bar aims to keep your hands in the same position as your current gravel bike drop bar, but with a more comfortable or more familiar mountain bike cockpit feel. Setting out to simply provide more handlebar options to off-road touring and bikepacking adventurers, the Remlaw could be a great option for gravel riders not sold on drop bars.

Curve Remlaw forward & backswept gravel adventure flat bar

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, riding off-road

photos c. Curve

While gravel and bikepacking specific bikes have opened up a lot of adventure ride possibilities to a lot of riders, new & old, there still are plenty of cyclists who would prefer a flat bar for simplicity, comfort, and downright familiarity. Curve’s Remlaw was built to make the move back to a flat bar as easy as possible.

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar vs. Walmer dropbar

flat bar vs. drop bar hand position

Curve developed their new Remlaw to match the same reach at the grips as their wide Walmer adventure dropbar, giving riders the same regular hand position as on the hoods to keep bike handling unchanged. (Its name is Walmer backwards… remlaW.)

How does it work?

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, GMX+

Curve GMX+ flat bar adventure bikepacking bike setup

That works by first sweeping the Remlaw bar forward about 65mm, before bending it back for 12° of backsweep. The result is that the inside of your MTB grips (110mm from the end of the bar end) sits 41mm forward of the stem like their compact Walmer, with the ends of the 800mm wide bar still 18mm forward from the stem.

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, dimensions

It’s similar to the more exaggerated backsweep of Ritchey’s super affordable Kyote bar that we’ve seen before, with that bar’s end offset more, around 60mm behind the stem.

Tech details

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, top view

top view: 12° backsweep

With bikepacking and off-road touring Curve’s primary area of expertise, the Remlaw bar was designed with plenty of space for mounting gear. The 31.8mm clamping area is a full 142mm wide so you have room for bikepacking bags, aerobars, light & computers.

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, front view

front view: 0° rise

The 0° rise 6061 alloy bar isn’t exactly a lightweight at 400g for the full width, but it’ll likely offer durable control over any terrain.

Curve Remlaw adventure flat bar – Pricing & availability

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, angled

Curve Remlaw curvy 800mm wide bikepacking flat bar

The curvy Curve Remlaw flat bar comes in just one size, 800mm wide with cutmarks to trim it down in 5mm increments to 690mm.

Curve Remlaw gravel adventure flat bar, forwardswept & backswept MTB bikepacking bar, riding

It is available now for $149 direct from Curve, ready to give your dropbar gravel bike a different outlook on bikepacking and adventure – with a MTB shift, brake & grip update…

CurveCycling.com.au

9 comments

  1. Darren Biggs on

    Maybe this is for the small market of people that do disconnects like the old Rock n’ Road bike. with a Drop Bar set thin tires and Flat Bar wide tires set ups.

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