Remember back in late August, I wrote about that lugged gravel bike from the MADE Show, that had modern geometry? Well, that beauty was one of Minnisota’s own Wilde Bikes models. This time, they’re in the news with the release of their new Country Bar, a cool new alt-bar.
For this project, Wilde teamed up with none other than the 100+-year-old, iconic Japanese component company, and handlebar manufacturing masters, Nitto.
Nitto’s heritage and reputation for quality through the many different eras, has garnered global respect that speaks for itself. And just for fun, and if you keep track of this stuff, the official Nitto designation for the bar is B804AA, but Wilde thinks that “Country Bar” rolls off of the tongue better.
This bar looks to be a little reminiscent of the moto bars that the early mountain bike pioneers were using to bomb Repack. Wilde calls this their “dream off-road touring bar”.
Jeff Frane, owner and designer says that they’ve been “unbelievably happy with the result” as the test riders are coming back with overwhelmingly positive responses. Wilde is calling it the perfect bar for bikepacking, city cruising, and basket bombing. The Country Bar has a nice, 800mm wide perch and seems to have a bit of flex.
Wilde Country Bar Specs and Retail
Retail: $120 and comes in black or silver.
- 50mm rise
- 27-degree back sweep
- 7-degree upsweep
- 800mm wide
- 31.8mm clamp
- Weight: 420g
- Heat treated aluminum
- Made in Japan
- The Country Bar is rated for off-road touring, it’s not an enduro bar, ride accordingly