Elbows out, people. SRAM has been broadening their DH-oriented Truvativ Descendant lineup, and they’re broadening their handlebars while they’re at it.
The Alloy Descendant bar has been offered in 800 millimeters for over a year now, but the carbon model has hereby caught up. Both versions now measure 35 millimeters at the clamp, and both offer 9 degrees of backsweep and 5 degrees of upsweep. The 25-millimeter-rise alloy Descendant bar weighs 310 grams and goes for $70, and the all-new 20-millimeter-rise carbon version weighs 230 grams and goes for $180
There’s also a new direct-mount stem to match. For now, direct-mount is the only way to get a Truvativ stem to compliment your 35-millimeter-diameter Descendant bars. But this is DH, people. Get a dual crown fork or get out from between the tape. The skeletal one-piece 50-millimeter, zero-degree stem comes with 2.5, 5, and 10 millimeter spacer options, weighs 155 grams, and goes for $75.
The new Descendant cockpit will be descending upon your local bike shop this July.