Same aluminum quality as motorcycle handlebars. X-country 2014 T6 XC flat handlebar. Center diameter 31.8 with high polished anodized colors. It's the perfect choice for both road bikes and MTBs.
MATERIALS: Butted motorcycle-grade 2014 T6 Aluminum
CENTER DIAMETER: 31.8
BACK SWEEP: 3 degree
The material used for a bicycle handlebar is of paramount importance, because a handlebar failure is almost certain to cause serious injury to the rider. However the potential weight savings achieved from different materials can be significant, Steel is very strong and relatively inexpensive, but it’s too heavy for most high-end bicycles. Titanium is strong and light, but it’s extremely expensive. Carbon fiber handlebars are very likely to develop weak points and catastrophically fail. Aluminum is widely regarded as the ideal handlebar material, but aluminum handlebars made of 6061 or 7075 alloys can fail under too much pressure.
WOOdman’s Wide’N Wild handlebars use 2014 T6 Aluminum alloy, which is used by the best motorcycle handlebar manufacturers. The reason? 2014 T6 Aluminum is light enough for comfort, yet tough for extreme riding conditions.