The Wilde Cardinal Handlebar gets 10/10 for style. It is a 73mm rise chromoly steel bar of the crossbar design, fabricated in California for Wilde Bikes by BMX Specialists, S&M Bikes.
Wilde tells us the Cardinal Crossbar is suited to any “cruiser, mountain or country bike”, though the clamp region does have a 22.2mm diameter that would necessitate the use of shims if pairing with the a 25.4mm, 26.0mm or 31.8mm clamp stem. Wilde highly recommend the use of a stem that has at least 4 bolts at the face plate, largely because the amount of leverage that can be wielded with such a high rise bar.
The 73mm rise (2.87″) is combined with a 15° Back Sweep and a 7° Up Sweep. The bar comes at 830mm wide and weighs a claimed 793g.
Pricing & Availability
The Wilde Cardinal Bar retails at $130 USD and is available in Trans Gold, Trans Black or Clear.