Tumbleweed Persuader Bar

Tumbleweed Persuader Bar

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The Persuader is our award winning mountain touring handlebar design based on many years and thousands of miles of loaded off-road touring experience, a bar focused on comfort, utility and control. We have two variants of the Persuader, the original version in heat treated and triple butted chromoly steel with a clear powder coated raw finish or the new heat treated 7000 series aluminum alloy in a shot peened black finish. Both versions feature a 50mm rise and a super comfy 30 degree back sweep (technically 31 degrees for the alloy bar). 

The Persuader was designed with a few ideas in mind – First, we wanted a bar that has a wide straight section next to the stem for mounting bags, so there is no forward sweep. Next, we wanted to maximize real estate in the grip area so that you could use a variety of grip/brake lever/shifter options and leave plenty of room to trim to your desired width. The narrowest we’ve trimmed them to is 760mm, but there was still plenty of room left to go narrower. To get both a wide front section and a long grip section, we paid extra to have custom tooling made to get the bend radius in the bar as tight and compact as possible. ISO Mountain tested.  

The new Alloy Persuader has taken the original bar design and refined it, by giving the bar a full width 31.8mm clamping area, there is plenty of room to mount a variety of accessories. The original Persuader bar is as nice of a steel bar as we were able to produce, and we were still able to shave off half a pound with the new alloy version, as well as offer it in a new wider 840mm size for maximum control over heavy loaded bikes on rough trails.

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The Persuader is our award winning mountain touring handlebar design based on many years and thousands of miles of loaded off-road touring experience, a bar focused on comfort, utility and control. We have two variants of the Persuader, the original version in heat treated and triple butted chromoly steel with a clear powder coated raw finish or the new heat treated 7000 series aluminum alloy in a shot peened black finish. Both versions feature a 50mm rise and a super comfy 30 degree back sweep (technically 31 degrees for the alloy bar). 

The Persuader was designed with a few ideas in mind - First, we wanted a bar that has a wide straight section next to the stem for mounting bags, so there is no forward sweep. Next, we wanted to maximize real estate in the grip area so that you could use a variety of grip/brake lever/shifter options and leave plenty of room to trim to your desired width. The narrowest we’ve trimmed them to is 760mm, but there was still plenty of room left to go narrower. To get both a wide front section and a long grip section, we paid extra to have custom tooling made to get the bend radius in the bar as tight and compact as possible. ISO Mountain tested.  

The new Alloy Persuader has taken the original bar design and refined it, by giving the bar a full width 31.8mm clamping area, there is plenty of room to mount a variety of accessories. The original Persuader bar is as nice of a steel bar as we were able to produce, and we were still able to shave off half a pound with the new alloy version, as well as offer it in a new wider 840mm size for maximum control over heavy loaded bikes on rough trails.

Alloy Persuader Specs:

  • Width: 800 and 840mm
  • Weight: 800mm: 411 grams, 840mm: 424 grams
  • Sweep: 31 degree
  • Rise: 50mm
  • Material: 7000 series heat treated aluminum
  • Clamp diameter: 31.8mm, with 160mm of clamp area across the center of the bar

        The difference in the two widths of the bars is only in the grip area, and the bar can be trimmed to suit rider preferences.

Chromoly Persuader Specs:

  • Width: 800mm
  • Weight: 638 grams
  • Sweep: 30 degree
  • Rise: 50mm
  • Material: Heat treated, triple butted chromoly steel
  • Clamp Diameter: 31.8mm

1 review for Tumbleweed Persuader Bar

  1. Matthew Brennan (verified owner)

    My review is for the CroMo steel version of the Tumbleweed Pursuader Bar used on a gravel tyre converted eMTB used a a back roads electric gravel cruiser.

    It’s genuine CroMo steel, thus it’s really heavy. However, weight is my one and only con for this bar. It’s actually well worth the spend.

    This handlebar is a real world bar.

    The 30 degree back sweep for me, is the best angle to be gripping a flat bar for hours at a time. I’ve tried a 45 degree sweep and conversely 9,12 and 20 degree back sweep bars – 30 degrees is the perfect compromise between ergonomic comfort and wide bar steering control. The 50mm rise is also another ergonomic / comfort boost, my back appreciates having my bars elevated just that bit further with the extra rise.

    CroMo steel may be heavy but it is superb in it’s high frequency road vibration damping ability. At least as good as the quality 12 and 20 degree carbon bars I tried before discovering the Persuader Bar. Vibration damping and comfortable back sweep make for a truly great real world compromise bar.

    The bars finish is, well made, very pleasing and quite unique being a polished raw steel coated in a lustrous glossy clear coat creating a dark graphite grey multi-tonal appearance which is very neutral and understated and should suit a lot of bike builds.

    Well worth the extra spend over other (standard) offerings. If I were to do another build I’d buy this handlebar again without hesitation.

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