Truvativ and TLD Collaborate on New Handlebar Collection

Apr 18, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Brightly colored handlebars might not be a groundbreaking development, but the new collaboration between Truvativ and Troy Lee Designs goes a step further by including a custom sticker kit that allows riders to take their color matching game to the next level. There are three handlebars in the collection—two alloy DH options and one carbon “Enduro” bar—and the stickers are designed to work with RockShox forks with 35mm stanchions. Take a look below for additional details and pricing:

Truvativ TLD

Truvativ TLD

Truvativ TLD

Truvativ TLD

Truvativ TLD

Truvativ TLD


www.truvativ.com


125 Comments

  • 317 6
 When you want to look like a professional Mexican wrestler.
  • 84 0
 Power ranger is also a possibility.
  • 17 0
 mountain biking meets lucha lords, what a time to be alive!
  • 56 1
 They should really categorize their different collections that way. At this point, it would be more honest.

Lucha Lords
Power Rangers
Insane Clown Posse
Whats the 2018 collection going to be? Yo Gabba Gabba?
  • 10 0
 @mountaineerofwv Is it possible that I could perhaps someday just be a standard Cat 3 Mexican wrestler with these bars?

Also curious if anyonw knows what flavor the packaging will come in?
  • 4 2
 Did anyone else think of sherbert ice cream at first glance of this article?
  • 13 0
 NACHOOOOOO!
  • 1 0
 @mountaineerofwv Damn funny son!!
  • 1 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: thank you for not barking...
  • 2 0
 @matadorCE: these handlebars are not a lie, they will give you niutrients
  • 2 0
 @Narro2: I'm not listening to you, you crazzy
  • 2 0
 @IamTheDogEzra: AND they come in a box of cereal. Artificial Sugary flavor of your choice... And a coloring comic book of your favorite MTB Action Heroes. Collect them all.
  • 1 0
 @matadorCE: mi mom gave it to me before she died, it is my lucky machete, you can have it
  • 1 0
 @Narro2: maybe in the next life...
  • 1 0
 @matadorCE: why cant we ever have just like a salad?
  • 80 1
 I wish it was still April fools.
  • 3 4
 lol hahahaha lol cant stop haha. The best!
  • 71 0
 At this point I think TLD is just a bit lost and I don't think sram is the one to help them find their way again.
  • 17 3
 They should just stick to making clothes.... I can't believe the price. This is nothing more than overpricing cause the TLD brand is attached to it.
  • 6 5
 Seriously... Sram branding is godawful. Love their products, hate the look.
  • 1 0
 @Lastpikd: wonder how much of the price is the sticker pack...
  • 1 0
 How many clothing standards you got? One? Gonna need to up those numbers TLD...
  • 42 7
 Matching stickers? What are we a bunch of 12 year olds? Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.
  • 13 0
 Yeah, but what if they're scratch-'n'-sniff?
  • 8 0
 I believe a bunch of 12 year Olds is roughly the target that the TLD design department is aiming for...just saying.
  • 18 2
 I think its funny how everyone says how sick the world champs bikes are with color matching everything, bikes, kits, etc. However when bike companies try to give it to us we complain.
  • 3 0
 @djpamg: orange was always my favorite
  • 2 0
 @salsarider12: Dill pickle FTW!!
  • 25 1
 Look at the PRIIICEE!
  • 15 6
 For the handle bar AND the sticker pack, seems right on par with any other handlebar price no? 99.99 for the aluminum DH bar and the custom stickers for your fork, that's a bargain. Custom fork stickers alone are 40+ and any decent alum bar is gonna cost 89.99 and up.
  • 2 2
 @kmayHD: that price is USD.....
  • 7 1
 Yea every price we see here is usually in USD. And I'm speaking in USD, cause I've got custom fork decals from SLIK grapics and NLD and it cost me around 60-70 cad each time.
  • 5 1
 You get STICKERS!!
  • 5 2
 @kmayHD: Doesnt make it a bargain just because you get stickers..
  • 8 4
 So don't f*cking buy them, I aint arguing with you dicks about the price of some shit none of us are even gonna buy. Go price any alum bar, and any custom fork decal kit, add those prices, and tell me its less than 99.99$
  • 3 0
 @kmayHD: Yup, slik wraps graphics cost a fortune especially shipping, just not worth it unless you go for the whole bike decals IMO. Obviously these are a little higher quality vinyl than just "stickers" that you would get at a skate shop or something. It's just creating a perspective that starts from a bias. Like me saying, 99 dollars for an aluminum handlebar and custom die-cut vinyl decals? Holy shit amazing. It's just how you word it. I often find, and it could be that we always get hosed in Canada and I'm used to it, but I find that people complain about prices and I'm always thinking that's normal. Aluminum bars are usually 79-120, carbon being 150+ usually. SRAM stuff is always expensive. Though I won't buy these cause chromag already makes all the colours and I hate SRAM, but it's meh to me. Doesn't seem outrageously priced.
  • 1 0
 @kmayHD: are you serious? $60-$70 for stickers? jesus
  • 27 5
 I'm pretty sure the guys at Troy Lee are color blind
  • 39 3
 I'm colorblind. We, colorblind people, still find this shit ugly.

As far as I can tell now, Troy is just trying to prove he has the worst taste in the world. And who knew Truvativ was even still around? Since Sram bought them, I thought they were just OEM crap that everyone throws away immediately. That's what I'd do with this stuff if I bought a bike that came with it.
  • 5 1
 @Weens: Dude explain the benefit of an aftermarket bar and stem if the OEM one is the size you want.
  • 1 0
 @Noah353: None, I suppose. Never happened to me; just referring to the fact that bike often come with narrow bars for some reason.
  • 20 2
 Too bad it's way too expensive for the people that may actually like it: 8-10 year-olds
  • 18 2
 If I had that money to burn I definitely wouldn't spend it on a SRAM bar. Chromag or Renthal would be top of the list.
  • 18 2
 Why only 750mm wide? Just make them 800mm and let us decide how wide we want to run!
  • 21 0
 750 is 2017s 800, I read it on a website somewhere. 800 bars no longer work good.
  • 5 0
 @KiwiXC: it's true: narrow is the new wide. All those narrow rocks at Tasmania made us wonder how we possibly coped with 800mm bars on our home trails
  • 18 2
 "take their color matching game to the next level"

I just threw up a little in my mouth
  • 17 1
 PB comment section is just savage.
  • 14 3
 good looking stuff, but the more and more i just go out and ride for fun, the less and less i care about all this color matching and kit matching.
  • 13 0
 That looks exactly like something I wouldn't buy
  • 11 0
 i came here just for the comments
  • 7 0
 So let me get this straight...You want me to buy some ugly as shit bars, so i can get a sticker pack to put on my fork with the boring, cheap ass logo ....so as to make it less ugly , but infact the stickers suck too? They arent even Scratch n Sniff. f*ck no.
  • 12 2
 "I used to wear Troy Lee but I threw it in the bin cos that's not me."
  • 3 0
 should be the poster-song of the "stealth" bike movement..... fam?
  • 8 0
 @bluumax: Troy better know.
  • 1 0
 Tld circuit shorts for me. They're like dickies.
Proly the best thing tld has. Altho the shorts are still at least .5" too short overall.
  • 1 0
 @jrocksdh: nah. That's not me
  • 6 0
 @dingus: This didn't get the recognition it deserved. All The Upvotes.
  • 2 0
 @SubMarined: Right over the heads of these dutty Babylonians.
  • 1 0
 @dingus: on to the next hype
  • 7 0
 Sram, we need great brakes, no lucha lord bars overpriced.
  • 5 1
 Stickers just what the world needs more Stickers ... what does it say on the packaging "custom championship bike" seriously?
  • 5 0
 Stickers are for 35mm lower legs only?!!

*Picks up his Revelation and goes home quietly weeping.*
  • 6 1
 Wow, this is straight up dumb even for bike industry
  • 5 0
 Arrgh! My eye's
  • 3 1
 Nice! Hopefully retailers will drop the actual price to the customer as it seems like the stickers weigh in at about £60 compared to carbon renthals. But i like the look.
  • 5 1
 TLD NEEDS TO MAKE A GEAR BOX WHEN WILL THE INDUSTRY LISTEN?!?!
  • 8 0
 It would be the most colourful gearbox ever. And shiny.
  • 1 4
 @VwHarman: it would be fabulous except for the fact that it wouldn't work. Troy lees expertise is in top level riding wear, protection and helmets
  • 3 0
 @piersgritten: That's kind of the point I was getting at...
  • 1 1
 Oh yeah that blue/yellow bar and stickers will perfectly match my giant reign ! Honey, where's my wallet? I need to do a quick stop to my Lbs...I meant the mechanic I think my car is making a weird sound and most likely is going to be $99 bucks to fix it Smile
  • 1 0
 It looks like someone had 20 mins spare and thought for about five of them. Not a bad idea in principle but really boring in execution, could have made the graphics more interesting
  • 5 3
 Using this with matching TLD shorts and jersey
Cool stuff or just retarded?

Vote below
  • 11 26
flag fercho25 (Apr 18, 2017 at 7:09) (Below Threshold)
 Cool as fuck!
  • 57 5
 Simply retarded
  • 10 1
 Enduro
  • 5 1
 fashion victim
  • 3 1
 You'd have to buy a new bar and sticker pack each year to match the new racer kit.
  • 25 2
 cool stuff, if you want to look like you got gang-raped by a flock of parrots
  • 3 1
 The graphics aren't for me, but I love the idea of matching bars & decals.
  • 9 6
 Dear Mr. Troy Lee, I guarantee a loss in sales on these! @troyleedesigns
  • 4 4
 Did Mr TLD down vote me Big Grin
  • 1 0
 He won't. They're helmets are just too damn good
  • 2 0
 This may be the stupidest bike thing I have seen. Watch, they will sell a boatload.
  • 2 0
 On ebay this coming fall.
  • 1 0
 Apart from the TLD logo looking ok I have seen very little from them that I like the look of colour/graphic wise, this stuff just confirms it.
  • 1 2
 So you're gonna tell me carbon is stronger yet will only make carbon bars for enduro and ally for downhill?

for the last time; I USED TO TEST EXACTLY THIS SORT OF THING. CARBON FIBRE ISNT A GOOD MATERIAL FOR HARD HITTING MOUNTAIN BIKING. ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED TO ALLY.

thanks
  • 6 4
 Nice idea, the Enduro bar would be nice paired with a Pike. Good job!
  • 4 4
 I agree. Thinking about getting it for my bike!
  • 2 1
 now where did I put that Race Face business card. its around here somewhere.
  • 5 3
 No 800mm carbon bar, no care.
  • 2 0
 Mmm grranimals for adults.
  • 2 0
 Hope Subaru is getting money for using their stars.
  • 1 0
 I think those might be Australia's stars...
  • 2 1
 Somewhere a product manager is getting flogged with an overpriced handlebar
  • 2 0
 What kind of human being are you guys %
  • 1 0
 Mountain Biking is the New Rollerblading... Cant wait for the matching tailgate pad for my lifted tacoma
  • 2 0
 31.8mm clamp? I forgot it's still 2012.
  • 1 0
 All I can think while reading this is about one of those old hot wheels commercials.
  • 2 0
 They look like snakes!!!
  • 2 1
 Still waiting for the Deity/Fox combo bar
  • 2 0
 Those look so sweet! I really hope they add blue to the colour options though...
  • 4 3
 match all the pajama suit kits!
  • 1 0
 Ar they boost compatible with option to mount a motor?
  • 3 2
 Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!
  • 3 1
 Yeah, I'll pass on that
  • 1 0
 when you want to experience what riding on LSD is like
  • 1 1
 Why are you looking at the price? Just imagine how fast you'll be with d33z l33t b4rz
  • 2 1
 and TLD matching color Bikeshield to complete the look, hell yeah! lol
  • 1 0
 Blind leading the deaf!!!
  • 1 0
 Did the TLD rep get drunk with the crayons rep?
  • 2 2
 No high rise again. Good try truvativ.
  • 2 2
 @$50 overpriced for a tld logo/coloring
  • 1 1
 Why did they do new triviativ tld bar? This marketing step???
  • 1 1
 First thing I do when buying a new bike/component - remove all stickers.
  • 1 1
 Im a big TLD fan but no thanks...
  • 1 0
 sweet as hot poop
  • 1 1
 Truvativ pokemon
  • 2 3
 I love how TLD ruin anything they touch.
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