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by Shane Stokes
April 18, 2018
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Joining the M Series mountain bike wheel line-up, Enve has announced a new range of handlebars and stems. This new carbon range is designed to cover the full spectrum of mountain biking.
Relevant to the cross country and trail rider, the new M5 (180g) and M6 (195g) handlebars sit at 760 and 780mm wide, respectively, each provided with trim lines. The M5 is a flat bar with 9-degrees of sweep, while the M6 offers the same sweep, but with a choice in rise. Both bars feature a 31.8mm clamp diameter. The bars will retail for US$170.
“The handlebar, in our opinion, is one of the most important components of the bike. As the primary point of contact, it sets the tone for the entire feel of the ride. Too stiff means harshness and fatigue, too flexible and steering will lack response and predictability. For these reasons, we painstakingly engineer the carbon laminate of each component to find that perfect balance between responsive handling and fatigue reduction,” stated Director of Marketing, Jake Pantone.
Matching the bars, Enve’s M6 trail stem features a full carbon body construction. These stems feature titanium hardware and a cold forged alloy faceplate. Fitting with the trend in shorter stems, the M6 is only available in a 6-degree rise and lengths of 40, 55, 70 and 85mm, with the latter claimed to weight 104g. The stems will retail for US$280.