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Wilde Bikes Teams with Nitto for New Bikepacking Alt-Bar

Wilde Country Bar full bar black or silverPhoto c. Wilde Bikes
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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.

Wilde Country Bar silver on white
Photo c. Wilde Bikes

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.

I agree.

Wilde Country Bar black or silver

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 on a blanket

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


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7 months ago

There really is nothing ‘alt’ about this bar.
Wide riser bars are totally common in a certain part of the bicycle scene. Party pace, baskets, big saddle bags, steel frames.
There are some variations in hight and back sweep of course, and some have a small cross bar, but there is really nothing that sets this specific handlebar apart from those others.
Over here in The Netherlands these kind of handlebars are even more common, all typical Dutch bikes have bars that are considered alt bars elsewhere in the world.
Maybe ‘comfort bar’ would be a better name. Drop bars are for maximum speed and/or endurance, straight-ish mtb bars are for maximum control, and these kind of bars are for maximum comfort.

7 months ago

Would be perfect if I could have it at 700mm

7 months ago
Reply to  Ssel

lop the ends off with a pipe cutter.

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