Renthal Goes Stealth With Black On Black Fatbars

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The Renthal Fatbar (and Fatbar 35) is an iconic bit of kit, used by downhillers, trail riders and enduro elites alike. Everyone likes the flexibility of the four-different rises (10mm, 20mm, 30mm and 40mm) and the fact that they’re all now wide enough for anyone, and trimmable to fit those of us without gorilla arms (or with trees…)

Renthal Fatbar stealth singletrack
The lowest of rises (at 10mm) and the blackest of blacks.

The trouble is, though, is that not everyone liked the classic, trademark Renthal gold colour. Even on the carbon bars, there was still that flash of gold and not everyone finds that it matches their bike (or their grips, or shoes or teeth). And so Renthal has produced a limited edition run of ultraviolet-printed bars that feature a slightly raised, gloss black logo over a black bar.

The finish is only available on the carbon Fatbars, and only for a limited amount of time.

Renthal Fatbar stealth singletrack
A 20mm rise. The same, bleak, foreboding colour…

We’ve just had a discussion in the office to see if these Fatbars count as being ‘murdered out’ – with the bars being a flat, satin black and the logo being a UV-gloss. Is that black enough? Or will the gloss shine give you away on those black-ops night rides? We’ll leave the fine details of that up to you – but everyone here seems to like the look, compared to the black with gold (and a bit of red, and some white too…) of the standard Fatbar. In fact, if you like the look as much as we do, you should probably get some while you can. We’ve not heard how limited the run is going to be.

Renthal Fatbar stealth singletrack
30mm high rise and BLACK! Black, like a jar of flies in a cellar!
Renthal Fatbar stealth singletrack
Black! Like the endless black of space… that leads to the chasm of clams!
Renthal Fatbar stealth singletrack
Black! Ahem… Time to go home, Johnny…

Using a new, Ultra-Violet printing process, the graphics have a supreme high level of gloss and a raised, 3D appearance.

Fatbar Carbon 35

• UD Carbon Fibre
• 800mm width
• 225g
• 7 degree back sweep
• 5 degree up sweep
• 35mm diameter
• UV Printed Graphics
• MSRP – $169.95 / £139.95

Fatbar Carbon

• UD Carbon Fibre
• 800mm width
• 225g
• 7 degree back sweep
• 5 degree up sweep
• 31.8mm diameter
• UV Printed Graphics
• MSRP – $169.95 / £139.95

The handlebars should be shipping tomorrow and there are more details to be found here: Renthal.com

Comments (4)

    I would buy these now.

    That’s more like it. Hopefully they’ll sell like hotcakes and Renthal will roll it out to the rest of their range.

    I just thought it important to recognise the genius inclusion of the Fast Show clip at the end there. 🙂

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