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.