Sea Otter: ENVE shows new HDH downhill bar

Also unveils refinements to popular line of existing mountain bars

Components Sea Otter Classic

2015 Sea Otter Classic

Width is 810mm, weight just 267 grams.

Width is 810mm, weight just 267 grams (click to enlarge).

High end composite component and wheel maker ENVE lifted the lid on a new downhill bar this week at the Sea Otter Classic. Dubbed the HDH, the new bars is designed to mix precision steering and ride-tuned damping. Here’s a rundown of key features and specs.

  • 46mm rise
  • 31.8 clamp diameter
  • Predefined cut lines
  • Full unidirectional carbon fiber construction
  • 810mm width
  • 46mm rise
  • 9 degree sweep
  • 5 degree tip
  • 31.8mm clam diameter
  • Claimed weight 267g
  • MSRP: $175
The entire line-up of bars got a refresh.

The entire line-up of bars got a refresh (click to enlarge).

ENVE also unveiled some refinements to its popular line of existing mountain bike bars, the SWP, RSR and DH. They too get redefined cut lines, utilize a 31.8mm clamp diameter, and benefit from full unidirectional carbon fiber construction. Widths run 760mm, 760mm and 800mm respectively. Rise is 0 degrees, 23 degrees and 23 degrees. All three have 9 degrees of sweep and a 5 degree tip. Claimed weights are 178g, 194g, and 234g respectively. The SWP and RSR sell for $160 each, while the DH is priced at $175.

You need a short stem for these bars.

You need a short stem for these bars (click to enlarge).

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.

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