We’ll make no apology for the inclusion of this stunning Thomson titanium handlebar in the Dirt 100, only good reasoning. The market is riddled with cheap-as-chips aluminium bars, questionable carbon knock offs and reassuringly well-tested models in both materials. Plenty of choices, pick your width, rise, sweep and colour, bolt ‘em on and go ride. Titanium is rare but here she is, the Thomson Titanium Flatbar.
But titanium? Isn’t that the preserve of hardtails, road bikes and anorexic seatposts?