The Reverse Base in the World Cup Edition doesn't offer the usual 9° back sweep but comes with a 7° back sweep. Thanks to the low back sweep you save a lot of power on longer descents, as the centre of gravity of the handlebar is rather "front-heavy". The arms are stretched and the bike is easy to handle.
All reverse handlebars and stems are tested according to the EFBE standard MTB-G. The "G" stands for Gravity. The components are tested in a three-phase test.
Each 100,000 cycles of counter-phase and in-phase loading followed by a maximum load test within the scope of the intended use. Finally, an overload test is carried out beyond the intended use to simulate a foreseeable misuse or accidental damage.
These maximum and overload tests are extremely important for the driver, especially with lightweight construction and carbon elements, so that he can rely on the material even in extreme situations.