A few years back we started playing around with wider bars on our mountain bikes. Trendy? Yes. Beneficial? Absolutely. It wasn’t simply the idea to go big, but a deeper look at the geometry of a mountain biker. Through this, we discovered that wider bars had a few killer benefits: more stability, further control, and extra comfort.
As we began designing the Coast Drop Bar, these lessons of the wide MTB bar intrigued us. Does a wider drop bar provide extra stability and control? Why yes, yes it does. And let’s chat comfort—the combination of a wider bar with a shorter stem and shallower drop provides ergonomic relief to the wrists and neck.
These are bars that you can pump while sprinting, drop into while cruising, and handle the hoods with agility and ease. Now, shape and ergonomics aren’t the only important things—material is key. We opted for a 6061 alloy to control vibrations while remain light and nimble. Like a ski with a snappy core that pops and carves at the slightest intention, these bars use the unique dimensions and ideal material to give you playful freedom. Like any good burrito…width is important.
**For the full benefits we highly recommend pairing this bar with our Coast Stem. These were designed together for ideal ergonomics.
Material - 6061 heat treated alloy
Color - Dual finish sandblast/polished black anodized
65mm Reach - Works with shallow drop and exaggerated flare to make switching body position an ease
105mm Drop - Shallow Drop for when aero isn't everything and comfort is
20° Flare - Combo of shallow drop and 20° flare provides more wrist comfort while moving back and forth between grips and hoods
Alastair M on Jan 28, 2021
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
PNW Components Coast Handlebar0 of 0 people found the following review helpfulVerified Purchase
I've had this bar, in 520mm, on my gravel bike for a good few months now. Previously I had a Funn G-Wide. The PNW fits me better, less drop, less reach. Feels much more comfortable and gives me more confidence in the rough stuff. It kinda sucks on road though as all your mates will sit behind you as you make a massive hole in the wind with your hands so far apart, but, you are not here for the aero, are you :-)