When it came time to redesign its mountain handlebar offerings, ENVE Composites chose to build and categorize its bars much like it does with its wheelsets. Riders have different wants and needs depending on bike setup, riding style, aspirations, and terrain. From the rail-thin, hardtail riding, flat bar XC racer to the big hit World Cup, dual crown, high-rise set, ENVE has a bar for every occasion designed with the utmost durability, lightweight construction, and ride tuned feel for every occasion. The handlebar we have here, the M6, achieves the nexus that the modern trail rider is after.
The M6 falls under ENVE's trail-rated lineup and places an emphasis on dropping grams and features a carbon laminate that helps to minimize the trail chatter that can start to accumulate on those 4+ hour backwoods epics. As you probably imagined, the M6 is recommended to pair with the M6 stem and wheelset which are all suited for 100-140mm trail bikes. Two rise options are available so you can achieve your desired ride position: a lower 7.5mm and a mid-rise 25mm version. Both bars come in at 780mm wide and feature a tried-and-true 9-degrees of backsweep and 5-degrees of upsweep and a 31.8mm clamp, helping to preserve a compliant ride with a responsive flex profile and keeps the weight low.
All of the bars are developed by riders and racers and the feedback from internal testers and world-class athletes hone the bars' every detail. In fact, so important is the ride feel that ENVE instills in each and every bar, it's reduced the amount of recommended cut lengths so the bars ride at its intended flex profile while still passing strength and stiffness requirements with flying colors without having to overbuild the bars to satisfy a wider range of cuts.
A lightweight trail bar designed for comfort and confidence
Sweep angles offer neutral wrist positioning
780mm width provides leverage with room on tight trails
8mm clamp balances weight, strength, and ride quality