What it is: A fly-weight, modern flat bar for XC and trail riding, available with a +/- 5mm rise. Why we made it: There will always be demand for the original MTB bar. Lighter and lower than other styles, the flat bar is still the first choice for many XC and trail riders. We’ve updated this bar to fit even more riders with an increased width, and positive or negative mounting positions. The M5 bar is our lightest XC and trail bar. Designed with an offset grip position and 31.8mm clamping surface, the bar can be mounted with a positive or negative rise of 5mm. This versatile bar combines a familiar 9Ë sweep with the greater width and strength that’s demanded by today’s more aggressive XC riders.