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Renthal Introduces R-Works Fatbar36 Handlebar


Bryan Bosch

Renthal employs its 50+ years of experience in handlebar design, testing, and racing to develop the new R-Works Fatbar36 motocross handlebar.

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Working alongside its factory race teams, Renthal developed the Fatbar36 concept to improve performance through weight reduction without compromising existing handlebar strength. Every time you accelerate, brake, corner, jump, you work against the weight of the motorcycle. By reducing weight, it improves the performance of your motorcycle in all these areas resulting in faster lap times.

Renthal employed its 50+ years of experience in handlebar design, testing, and racing to develop the R-Works Fatbar36 into the ultimate in lightweight motocross handlebars. Utilizing Renthal’s 36Tech™ handlebar standard and proprietary Zarilium™ material to give a high strength handlebar at the lowest possible weight. The R-Works Fatbar®36 is 36% lighter than its standard 28mm diameter Fatbar®, previously the lightest motocross handlebar.

Lightest Motocross Handlebar

At Renthal, they have always strived to produce the strongest, highest quality product they can. Renthal’s current handlebar range is at a strength level its factory level teams feel it needs to be, but weight saving will always be high on their priority list. Renthal made this its priority as well in developing Fatbar36.

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36TECH™ – Advanced Technology

36TECH™ is a new handlebar standard developed by Renthal to push forward the boundaries of handlebar technology. The 36mm clamping diameter tapers down to a conventional 22mm control section at each end, using advanced wall geometry, maximizing material efficiencies in wall thickness along the entire length of the handlebar to reduce weight.

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New Material – 20% Stronger

Zarilium® is a new aluminium alloy exclusive to Renthal. This new alloy has 20% greater ultimate tensile strength while maintaining the same elongation properties. This additional strength has allowed Renthal to achieve the maximum weight reduction possible while matching the best in class strength of the Renthal® 28mm diameter Fatbar®.

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World-Class Testing

Renthal is at the forefront of handlebar testing. They are the only handlebar manufacturer using data acquisition and equipped with its own in-house test facility. This perfectly positions Renthal to maximize its 50+ years of handlebar design, development, and championship-winning race experience. The result is the best performing handlebars with unrivalled quality.

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State-of-the-Art Manufacturing

As the global leader in handlebar technology, Renthal takes pride in not only its engineering abilities but also its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Taking raw Zarilium tube, Renthal puts it through a host of operations to turn it into Fatbar36.

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R-Works®

The R-Works® badge represents uncompromising performance. It means Renthal has selected the ultimate materials and manufacturing processes at its disposal to bring you the very best performance product they can.

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What do you think about the Renthal R-Works handlebar? Is this something only the fastest racers will benefit from? Will you be plunking down your hard-earned cash on a pair? Hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what you think. 👍👎🤐

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it's deja vu all over again.... maybe this time it will stick, of course nobody is selling them or the mounts yet.

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On 1/21/2020 at 9:20 PM, DEMI said:

it's deja vu all over again.... maybe this time it will stick, of course nobody is selling them or the mounts yet.

Motosport and rocky mountain would disagree with you.

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According to the Keefer podcast, these flex and dampen vibration more than the standard fatbar. That interests me. I won't rush out to buy them yet, but next time I wad up my current bars, I'll be taking a harder look at these new bars. 

Unfortunately, one wouldn't be able to run a steering damper until somebody comes up with a new clamp. 

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10 hours ago, k.g said:

According to the Keefer podcast, these flex and dampen vibration more than the standard fatbar. That interests me. I won't rush out to buy them yet, but next time I wad up my current bars, I'll be taking a harder look at these new bars. 

Unfortunately, one wouldn't be able to run a steering damper until somebody comes up with a new clamp. 

Ok KG, did you not see they are out of stock??? At least as of my posting...  so there goes that. Asked  Motosport directly when posted and they had no clue, so they may disagree with you... 

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Motosport... out of stock. Maybe you have a special status KG and can bypass the regular ordering or perhaps you just didn't look any further than the tip of your nose. Wish you hadn't had the know-it-all post 

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I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that it was my responsibility to immediately notify you of on-hand stock for two companies that I don't work for. If you give me a few minutes, I'll apply for a job at both, check inventory and get back to you before you get bent out of shape again!

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19 hours ago, DEMI said:

Just checked RMATV also since you didn't...out of stock.

 

3 hours ago, k.g said:

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that it was my responsibility to immediately notify you of on-hand stock for two companies that I don't work for. If you give me a few minutes, I'll apply for a job at both, check inventory and get back to you before you get bent out of shape again!

Easy fellas... It's just dirt bikes. vroom vroom smile smile. Don't complicate it. ;)

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32 minutes ago, Bryan Bosch said:

 

Easy fellas... It's just dirt bikes. vroom vroom smile smile. Don't complicate it. ;)

Just... dirtbikes??????? Blasphemy!

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I am going to get a set as soon as they are available, be interesting to see how they feel. 

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The clamping diameter is 36mm, so you need a new set of clamps, plus a new set of hand guard mounts if you’re running center mount guards, that’s gonna be $100+... stabilizer guys have it even worse.

Then what happens when you’re on a trip somewhere and bend your bars, but the local moto shop only carries the 1 1/8th bars that come stock on every bike? Gonna have to carry around your old 1 1/8th clamps in your gear bag just in case I guess - or maybe Renthal’s plan is to have you buy 2 bars so you have a spare for your now-proprietary handlebar system. 

I’ll be waiting until this “new handlebar standard” actually becomes standard. Also zarilium sounds dumb, like a cheesy name from a movie with bad writing.

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On 1/25/2020 at 9:39 PM, OKDinosaur said:

I’ll be waiting until this “new handlebar standard” actually becomes standard. Also zarilium sounds dumb, like a cheesy name from a movie with bad writing.

This x2

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On 1/21/2020 at 2:31 PM, EnglertRacing said:

lol wait till easton exp dies

release same thing

I was thinking the same thing...these are actually a fatter mid-section, just slightly though. Easton was 1.375 and these are about 1.41.

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53 minutes ago, bungholio said:

I was thinking the same thing...these are actually a fatter mid-section, just slightly though. Easton was 1.375 and these are about 1.41.

Wouldnt want to

A provide compatible bars to people who bought the exp setup

B acknowledge easton was on to something

Lol

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