A 780mm wide strong and tough aluminium handlebar.
What it is: Handlebars are getting wider all the time, and the Thomson Downhill bar is bang on-trend (if you follow trends) at 780mm wide. If you want narrower, Thomson offer the Trail version in 750mm using the same construction as this handlebar, and there’s nothing to stop you trimming the ends - Thomson provide a range of cutting marks for just that purpose.
Thomson construct the handlebar from 7050 aluminium, using a CNC bending process, and it is internally butted and tapered to shed weight and increase strength. The torsional stiffness of the handlebar is very impressive. The centre section is 31.8mm diameter with a wide 65mm clamping area.
Who it’s good for: Expensive for an aluminium handlebar (you can get a carbon bar for the same money) but undoubtedly strong and durable if you’re not a fan of carbon, or crash a lot. A good option for anyone wanting a wider handlebar from a highly regarded company like Thomson