Anodization is coming back and it's not all purple!
Back in the days of spandex and skin suits anodization was the thing, but it was slowly fazed out just like the other two items. Recently we have been seeing more and more anodization coming back into the market, and it's actually refreshing to see, especially as it's not all purple! Companies are mixing it up with some crazy colors, and some neat designs, while still providing a shout out to those days that only some of us remember. Race Face recently launched their anodized lineup in a plethora of colors, 7 to be exact, and all of them are separately unique looking.Read on for more info on the Atlas Freeride Bars...Race Face
recently launched their new Atlas Freeride handlebar
, and it's a step in the right direction. There seems to be a trend for bright colors, and wide bars going around the industry. I see a lot of riders nowadays rocking 30" bars, with custom helmet colors, and overly decalled bikes. Race Face has recently combined the two 'fads' into one swanky new handlebar. Pinkbike, I give you the Race Face Atlas Freeride bar.
Race Face claims the Atlas Freeride bar is designed with a mind set driven towards gravity. This means low rise, wide width, and light. The Atlas Freeride bar is a half inch riser bar, that measures a whopping 785mm wide, or 31 inches!
The Atlas Freeride Bar has been manufactured out of Air Alloy material, that features an internal taper that not only increases strength, but keeps the overall weight down.
The Atlas Freeride bar is a half inch rise bar, so it keeps the stack height as low as possible. Race Face has designed and manufactured the Atlas Freeride bar around a 9 degree rearward sweep, and 4 degrees upward. Race Face has also done some good graphic work with their topographical map decal. This decal is totally one of a kind, and showcases one of the North Shore's more known riding areas on Mount Fromme.The Atlas Freeride
carries a Canadian MSRP price of $105, which is in the same price point as most other aftermarket bars. It's offered in 7 different color schemes, Agent Orange (Shown), Nurple Purple, Rum Red (Shown), Tooth Blue, Tom Green, Gold Member, and Bad Ass Black.
On the Scale
You should be able to get ahold of Race Face through your local shop, but if not you can find a dealer here