Just like when we looked at World Cup DH cockpits
every rider has their unique setups for their race cockpit. We have looked back through our collection of bike checks from EWS races to find some of the bar and stem combos that are being run by some of the world's top riders.
Renthal provides an all-aluminum cockpit for Cecile with a 760mm wide and 30mm rise bar. She also runs a 40mm stem with 10mm of spacers below.
For the Pietra Ligure round of the short 2020 EWS season Remi Gauvin opted for a 760mm, 35mm rise bars with a 40mm stem.
Iago Garay ran a complete Burgtec setup on his Santa Cruz with an alloy 22mm rise bar that has been cut down to 760mm. For his stem, Iago opts for the Mk3 enduro stem in 50mm.
Isabeau runs a full Renthal cockpit, her bars are cut at 760mm and are anchored to a 33 stem.
Adrien runs 780mm wide Tag Metals Carbon bars in 35mm diameter and a 20mm rise, they are clamped onto a 35mm T1 stem.
The Bontrager bars are 785mm in width with a 27.5mm rise, they are attached to a 35mm stem which he usually runs 20mm of spacers below. Florian prefers running alloy bars so there is no carbon to be seen here.
RaceFace NextR 35mm rise and 740mm wide bars bolted to a RaceFace TurbineR 32mm stem for Jesse in 2020.
Maxime Chapuis is another rider running a Renthal cockpit with 780mm wide bars and a 33mm stem.
Romain Paulhan chooses Burgtec's DH bar cut to 760mm with their 35mm Mk2 stem.
At the start of 2020 in Rotorua Matt Walker was running a Renthal Fatbar cut at 760mm and a 50mm Apex stem.
Greg Callaghan chooses the shortest Race Face Turbine stem at 35mm which he pairs with a 770mm Next bar.
In 2019 Greg is still running the Next bar at 770mm but he is using a short 30mm stem. Although at the time he mentioned this was a recent switch from 50mm.
Back in 2015 at EWS Ireland Greg opted for 760mm Syntace bars that are mounted to a 40mm stem. He is also running quite a tall stack of spacers which he says is to get the bars at his preferred height.
A 750mm, 35mm rise OneUp Carbon bar and a 50mm OneUp EDC stem for Joe Barnes on his Orange.
Five years earlier Joe was running a narrower 740mm Renthal Fatbar Light carbon bar that was mounted to a 50mm Renthal stem.
Mark Scott is another racer with a Burgtec setup as he runs a 20mm rise Burgtec carbon enduro bar that is cut to 750mm. For the stem, he has the 35mm Burgtec Enduro Mk2.
Killian Callaghan picks Renthal 35mm bars with a 40mm rise and cut to 780mm wide for Rotorua 2019. He runs this with a 50mm Renthal stem.
Ines chooses a 40mm stem and 760mm bars in 2019 which is down from 770mm the previous year.
Martin Maes' 2019 cockpit sports a 50mm stem with 780mm bars.
Maes' previous setup at the Finale round in 2018 saw a 55mm Race Face stem in combo with a 780mm wide bar.
Dimitri choses a 40mm stem and 740mm bars in 2019.
Zakarias Johansen runs just one spacer underneath his 40mm Race Stem stem which he bolts a 760mm bar. For his cockpit setup, he will keeps this the same throughout the year even if a course is steeper than others.
A 50mm Gravity stem and 770mm bars with 25mm rise for Christian Textor on his Bulls race bike.
Katy Winton runs 750mm bars and a 50mm stem. For Finale in 2019, she opted for a spacer underneath although she normally runs without.
Theo Galy equips his race bike with 20mm rise bars cut to 750mm which he combines with a 50mm stem for Madiera in 2017.
Also in Madeira during the 2017 season Theo Galy's teammate Damien Oton also runs 750mm, 20mm rise bars but he prefers a 40mm stem.
After running 770mm bars for the Whistler EWS round, Damien swaps this out for a 750mm bar for the tighter Finale trails.
For Finale Jerome Clementz runs a 750mm wide handlebar, but he does switch between a 30mm and 40mm stem.
A Renthal Apex 35mm stem and Fatbar handlebar cut to 760mm for Yoann Barelli on his Commencal.
Miranda Miller was running a 760mm Joystick bar with 28mm of rise mounted to a 50mm stem in Finale.
A surprisingly narrow 740mm Renthal FatBar Lite Carbon with a 30mm rise for Richie which he pairs with a longer 60mm stem