New Truvativ Descendant CoLab Bars

Aug 25, 2016
by SRAM  
Press Release


Truvativ Descendant CoLab

Kyle Strait’s suicide no-hander to Rampage win number two. Every second of Stevie Smith’s World Cup hat trick to the championship. The first jersey or helmet you wore that made you ride faster. A bicycle frame design you like so much that it keeps you awake at night. Music or art that speaks to your very soul—gives you goose bumps. What do these things have in common? A certain genius that make them instant legends. It’s not just that they go bigger or faster or prettier or louder. It’s something that you can literally feel when you see it or hear it. It’s how they make the impossible seems perfectly natural. The great athletes and artists do everything with a unique signature that is instantly recognizable—and impossible to steal. It’s art, magic, genius. The Truvativ Descendant CoLab series celebrates the these core elements that transform someone or something from ordinary to legendary. Combining essential style and attitude with uncompromising engineering, CoLab is an ever-evolving signature series of components created in cooperation with bicycling’s most exciting athletes, advocates, artists, designers—and fanatics.

Truvativ Descendant CoLab
KYLE STRAIT | Larger than Life

Big, bold and purely American, Kyle Strait stormed onto the gravity scene as a kid, and didn’t hang around too long before making his mark. Lyle, as friends know him, is the first rider to ever huck himself off Utah’s cliff’s well enough to win Red Bull Rampage twice. And for as well as the big man dominates the big-mountain lines, he’s perhaps even more at home on the high-G turns of slalom and speed & style—Strait famously declared “Slalom is an American sport” after winning the Sea Otter Classic event a few years back. He’s limitlessly talented on two wheels, but he’s also one of the humblest dudes you could ever hope to meet.

It takes a lot of strength, leverage and confidence to move that much man carcass and bike, so Kyle’s bars are 808 millimeters wide. And to make sure you don’t forget his nationality, he chose a big ol’ eagle to decorate them.


808MM WIDE
25MM RISE
5º UP 9º BACK

MSRP: $80 USD

Truvativ Descendant CoLab
MARTIN SÖDERSTRÖM | Indestructible

“There’s nothing I would rather do,” he tells himself when feels the nerves of competition or the struggle to learn a new trick gets to be too much. Martin Söderström has every right to be nervous as he gets ready for a slopestyle run and he knows a thing or two about struggles—the tall Swede has fought back from some massive injuries over the past few years. Can you name another rider who got a big prize-money check in a hospital bed? The fight has made him stronger and better. It’s something you can see in his runs, a dedication to being the best he can be that always keeps him coming back—and always with a smile on his face.

Martin lets his style on the bike do the talking for him, and his bar design is clean, with a reminder of his country’s colors and the dates and locations of his biggest crashes.

780MM WIDE
25MM RISE
5º UP 7º BACK
MSRP: $80 USD



Truvativ Descendant CoLab

JÉRÔME CLEMENTZ | Entre les Arbres

Jey Clementz is at home anywhere. You have to be when your job is traveling the world to race a mountain bike. But truth be told, Clementz is happiest when he’s riding between the trees—entre les arbres—taking in the sights, sounds, smells and textures very, very quickly. The French Enduro specialist rides with an unmistakable style that is light, quiet and efficient, like a bird, earning him the nickname Loizo Rider. And his ability to find the best racing lines would make you think that there’s a little bird, flying high above, helping him see the fastest way down every trail.

Jey’s inner need to thread tight and technical trails at high speed caused him to chose narrower-width bars, relatively speaking. And to make sure everything ties together, JC’s logo is bright Cannondale green.

750MM WIDE
20MM RISE
5º UP 7º BACK
MSRP: $160 USD


Truvativ Descendant CoLab
STEVE SMITH | Long Live Chainsaw

On or off the bike, if you wanted to keep up with Stevie Smith, you needed to bring your a-game. And the chances were good that he’d still go harder than you. Straight talking and hard charging were ways of life for the man who brought the title of Downhill World Cup Champion home to Vancouver Island in 2013. Make no mistake about it—the kind of speed it took to win that championship required a hell of a lot of work. And desire. And dedication. You’re not given this kind of success—you make it. But every once in a great while, a legend is born. Stevie Smith was pure legend. Already in development for months prior to his passing, Stevie’s new bar is a result of his collaboration with TRUVATIV. With permission from his mother, the Stevie Smith model bars will be made available for sale, and their profits will go to the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation.

Following Stevie’s tragic death, the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation (www.steviesmithlegacy.com) was formed to help ensure that new generations of mountain bikers might benefit from the encouragement Stevie gave is teammates – and from the sacrifices his mother Tiann made for him. Donations from friends, fans and sponsors have already climbed to almost six figures.

The Descendant Steve Smith bar commemorates the brilliant riding style of Canada’s greatest downhill racer, with go-for-broke style and a nod to the red of the Canadian flag.

780MM WIDE
25MM RISE
5º UP 7º BACK
MSRP: $80 USD



View additional images of the Descendant CoLab bars here.



www.sram.com/truvativ


50 Comments

  • 91 3
 The only one we want is the Chainsaw bar.
  • 28 0
 And a Wilson to put them on.
  • 14 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: been bugging Devinci to rename the Wilson. Only seems right, what with it's claim to fame being under Smith.
  • 7 0
 @atrokz: rename it the Stevie. Would be a fitting tribute.
  • 13 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: Agree. renaming it the "Smith" or "Chainsaw" would also work well with the type of bike it is.
  • 8 1
 WHY dif they write "Chainsaw" right in the middle of the bar, just at the invisible spot due to the stem.....
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn: the Descendant stem leaves a big gap in the middle: www.sram.com/truvativ/products/descendant-stem I wish it came in a model with less white on it though, white just doesn't work with my bike.
  • 1 0
 @groghunter: i still dont buy that bar tho! i bought Stevés ORIGINAL bar, the grey one... And its sick
  • 2 0
 @atrokz:

That would actually be pretty cool. I am sure Stevies Mom would be onboard, she seems awesome.
  • 4 0
 Instead of lenght measurements for cutting, they should have put the riders names.
-how wide do you run your bars?
-jerome Clementz wide
  • 14 0
 So good to see the profit of the Steve Smith bars going to the foundation
#longlivechainsaw
  • 8 0
 After all the claims of SRAM being the “new standards devil” these are 31.8 rather than 35. Makes me wonder if 35mm isn’t going to last. New bike came with it, but I keep finding there’s better selection in 31.8, an awful lot of brands don’t seem to be jumping on the 35mm bandwagon.
  • 9 1
 At least for me, 31.8 feels loads better than 35. I ran 35 for a while and it made my hands way sore on park days. They almost feel too stiff to me.
  • 4 0
 interesting, i've been trying to find a $50-$60 range upgrade from my 760's to 800's and cannot seem to find much of anything 800 that isn't 35, which means i'd have to replace my 31.8 stem. where ya finding a better selection of 31.8's at?
  • 1 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman: spank spoon....get sum
  • 1 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman: well it's only 785, nevermind....good cheap bar though ..
  • 7 0
 #LONGLIVECHAINSAW
  • 4 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: gotcha, yeah looking for 800's. tested some out on my buddies bike and am sold...can't wait to clip more trees than i already do haha
  • 2 1
 35 is to stiff especially with carbon bars
  • 1 0
 I've definitely noticed a difference with 35 in a negative way, but I'm reserving judgement, as it's a new bike, Charger damper vs MiCo DH, & because my fork isn't working right(leaking air into the lowers, causing the spring to get stiffer during the rides.)

@rocky-mtn-gman FSA(Gravity), Spank (spike, not spoon,) Nukeproof, Burgtech, Enve, & Giant OEM have 800mm 31.8 bars.

I will say this, for myself: 800mm for 9 degree backsweep, but at 7 degrees, I'm more than happy at 780mm.
  • 1 0
 Maybe all these professional riders chose to have their bars at 31.8 cause its better. Just my 2c
  • 1 0
 @freeriderayward: Considering how many bigger guys react so positively to the increase in stiffness, that's a pretty sweeping statement. Problem is, for those of us around average size, it seems to be a quite noticeable negative.

For instance, my buddy is 6'4" & around 210, & he raves about going 35mm.
  • 1 0
 @freeriderayward: Considering how many bigger guys react so positively to the increase in stiffness, that's a pretty sweeping statement. Problem is, for those of us around average size, it seems to be a quite noticeable negative.
  • 1 0
 @rocky-mtn-gman: did you see the 808 Kyle Strait bar above?
  • 1 0
 Or maybe Truvativ had a huge surplus of the tubing they use to make 31.8 bars so came up with a cool marketing effort to sell it out.
  • 9 0
 I got the Stevie smith bars at the devinci tent at crankworx #longlivechainsaw
  • 4 0
 Just bought new SixC bars... Still going to buy the Steve Smith bars because it's for a good cause and the bars rock! I'll build another bike just for them.. Guess it should be a Divinci!
  • 4 0
 Since boobar model, I hate this suddent diameter restriction after the rise area. However really like the eagle graphic.
  • 5 0
 So, $80 for standard run of the mill aluminum handlebars? Insane.
  • 2 1
 I've been waiting since I saw the first Chainsaw bars a few months ago. I was trully sure I'll get one, until I saw the price today. 80$ (70€) for the same bar as the old Stevie's? Come on SRAM! I love it, but probably I'll get the old one for 44€. Sad but true.

#LONGLIVECHAINSAW
  • 4 1
 The marketing bs in the first paragraph made me feel gross. Handlebars with graphics: Instant legend? GTFO
  • 1 0
 #longlivechainsaw

Also are Söderström's and Chainsaw's bars the same, just different graphics ? (780mm, 25mm rise, 5° up, 7° back)
  • 1 0
 Yes, same build just different graphics
  • 3 1
 weights? need to save those precious grams for KOM's!
  • 1 0
 They're all alloy except for the Clementz model, so 330s, & his is near the 230s.
  • 1 3
 I doont think that saving a few grams from your handlebar will get you any KOMs, sorry!
  • 1 0
 Sorry to derail the love, but can someone recommend some 25.4 diameter bars?
  • 1 0
 got gusset openprisons on my DJ, pretty happy with them.
  • 1 0
 If you're looking for a high-riser bar, check out the NS Bikes Proof bar. I'm very happy with it (original was a Spank Spoon with a weird backsweep )
  • 1 0
 @groghunter: Open Prison bars are 22.2mm clamp Wink
  • 1 0
 @scousestreet: Hah, I forgot about that weird size between 22 & 31, in my brain, sometimes 25 doesn't exist.
  • 1 0
 Already bought the OG stevie smith bars. RIP man, you'll always be a legend.
  • 1 0
 I want the Smith bar and geometry but in Kyle Strait width... make it happen SRAM.
  • 3 2
 When and where?! Take my money good sir
  • 1 0
 Why are the Jerome bars twice the price of everyone elses?
  • 1 0
 carbon
  • 1 0
 swap chainsaw where descendant graphic is for next batch!
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