Answer have added strength and useful cutmarks to the ProTaper 174; 685 XC/Trail MTB handlebar Answer ProTaper 174; 685 XC/Trail MTB handlebar choice of the daring and destructive. Proudly supporting fearlessness for over 30 years ProTaper 174; 685 XC/Trail MTB handlebar Overview: The ProTAPER 174; 685 XC /Trail is a lightweight, dependable, handlebar. It features ProTAPER 174; technology to put added strength in the clamp and rise / sweep sections without adding excess weight at the ends of the bar. Cutmarks make it easy to cut to your desired length. ProTAPER 174; Patented Technology: Lighter, stiffer, stronger Bar ergonomics work with all stem combinations 685mm Wide: Stability, cut to desired length MTB Handlebar specifications: Width: 685mm Weight: 235g Clamp diameter: 31.8mm Back sweep:3 176; Material: 7050 series alloy The Answer range of components is available from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store for the amateur to the professiona
I tried to find data to support this but it seems to be scarce, they feel a bit too flat, i.e., they don't have enough back sweep so that the bars didn't accommodate to my wrists because of the angle. The result may be different for some others, they look good and are fairly light, among average for a good alloy XC bar, I changed them back to the old scratched ones which had nothing bad other than looking used for a few years.