BLACKBOX | TRUVATIV Releases Athlete Signature Series Bars

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Nearly two decades ago, the original RockShox BoXXer was launched as a specially tuned weapon for top competing athletes in the World Cup. In the process, RockShox learned as much about what didn’t work as about what did. Flash forward and RockShox became a part of SRAM, bringing the BlackBox concept along with it. As mountain biking evolved, the BlackBox program extended beyond RockShox and cross the SRAM product lines. TRUVATIV set a new standard in downhill and freeride bars when it released the BooBar to meet the requests of racers. Today, the company works with its elite racers to build components to their exact specifications, and now TRUVATIV has announced it is releasing three athlete-specific handlebars to the public.

Danny Hart | The Right Angle

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Danny Hart’s fast and loose style has found on the podium more than once, and in the rainbow jersey for a year after he turned the impossibly muddy course of Champéry into the stuff of legend. Like most riders, he is rather particular about his setup and traditionally ran a BooBar with 20 millimeters of rise atop a 5-millimeter spacer under his direct-mount stem to get him where he wanted. Designed by Danny himself, the new TRUVATIV Danny Hart BlackBox bar delivers the 25mm rise that he needs — with no spacers and less weight.  TRUVATIV also added two more degrees of back sweep for a total 9 degrees, which moves his weight back, putting more pressure on the rear wheel.

Specs
  • 7050 Al Alloy
  • 780mm wide
  • 25mm rise
  • 5˚ up-sweep
  • 9˚ back-sweep
  • 340g

 

Jerome Clementz | Degrees of Perfection

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Jerome Clementz holds the distinction of being one of the most recognizable racers in the world of enduro. Dominating Megavalanche, Mountain of Hell and Enduro des Nations have put him on the map. He asked TRUVATIV for a bar that was  stiff, relatively wide and light enough to pedal all day, but tough enough to take the abuse on the way down. TRUVATIV answered with a 750-millimeter wide carbon fiber bar with 5 degrees of up sweep and 7 degrees of back sweep.

Specs
  • Carbon Fiber
  • 750mm wide
  • 20mm rise
  • 5˚ up-sweep
  • 7˚ back-sweep
  • 240g

 Stevie Smith | Raising the Bar

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Stevie Smith is a big, powerful rider who attacks the gnarliest terrain head first and extremely fast. Stevie lives in a place where the trees can swallow you whole, so when he points it down the mountain, his hard-charging style requires a heads-up approach. TRUVATIV Teamed up with Stevie to create a bar that is high and out in front, giving him ultimate control. His signature 780-millimeter downhill bar features a 30-millimeter rise, keeping his hands forward, his head up and his eyes focused.

Specs

• 7050 Al Alloy
• 780mm wide
• 30mm rise
• 5˚ up-sweep
• 7˚ back-sweep
• 340g

by Don Stefanovich Price Point Finger Logo

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