Renthal Offers You Zero. Zero Rise Fat Bar Lite and Fat Bar Lite Carbon Now In Flats!

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Amazingly not available until now, Renthal’s Fatbar Lite and Fatbar Lite Carbon now come in zero-rise options.

So much flatness…

It seems that both XC and Trail riders have been asking Renthal for a zero rise handlebar, in addition to Renthal’s current extensive offering of 10, 20, 30 and 40mm rises. Sometimes, you just have to get down low…

And 2g lighter than claimed. Nice!
Confusingly, the gold alloy bar also comes in black. In theory, the carbon bar only comes in black.

According to Renthal, “Following in-depth market research, it was identified that a 780mm width would give trail riders all the width they need and give the option to reduce width for XC racers. To align with all our handlebar ranges, the 9 degree sweep and the location of the bend from the centre, puts the riders hands in the same angular location from the stem as with all our other handlebars. We also matched the ride characteristics of the Fatbar Lite and Fatbar Lite Carbon, to give the same great ride quality.”

And, refreshingly both our sample bars have come in just under their quoted weights (but not worryingly so).

Let’s start with the flagship handlebar:

Fatbar Lite Carbon Zero Rise

Even in black, it’s an iconic look.
  • UD carbon construction.
  • Claimed weight: 190g. (Ours weigh 188g)
  • “Shares the same great flex characteristics, strength and durability” as the Fatbar Lite Carbon.
  • 9 degree sweep and bend position aligned to give the same angular location of the grip section as found on all Renthal handlebars.
  • 31.8mm clamp diameter
  • RRP $164.95 / £129.95

And for more aggressive or cost-conscious riders, the Fatbar Lite Zero (which sounds a bit like a slimming drink).

Fatbar Lite Zero Rise

780mm is a healthy width for any purpose. Both bars are trimmable.
  • High grade 7-series aluminium construction.
  • Claimed weight: 270g. (Ours are 265g)
  • “Shares the same great flex characteristics, strength and durability” as the Fatbar Lite.
  • 9 degree sweep and bend position aligned to give the same angular location of the grip section as found on all Renthal handlebars.
  • Hard anodised finish.
  • Renthal AluGold or Black finish available.
  • 31.8mm clamp diameter.
  • RRP $84.95 / £69.95

And hopefully, the handlebars should be heading to the shops as you read this, meaning that you can get on with that Christmas holidays project bike build…

Comments (5)

  1. I think they missed a trick there by not naming and labelling as the Renthal ‘Flatbar’.

  2. at last I have been waiting for these.

  3. USE Ultimate RIP ALU flat bar is underrated and great value too for XC/Trail..

  4. cheers, but I have a renthal stem, so it would have to match,

    collar and cuffs and all that 😉

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