Answer Alumilite 2 Handlebar

4.32/5 (22 Reviews)
Weight : 325g/685mm length


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8 degree by 4 degree compound bend.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry Leigh a Weekend Warrior from South Orange, NJ

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2007

Strengths:    Alumini construction. Very wide at 660mm. Good rise.

Weaknesses:    Scratches and nicks will mar the finish, which typically is true for most anodized aluminum surfaces.

Bottom Line:   
Like the other big fella said, this extra-length handlebar is great for we XXLers. Even though it's a riser bar it's got enough straight length to comfortably accomodate independent trigger shifters and brake levers, as well as long grips. Plus, my grips are tight and sure; no slipping. The price was a great deal. Easton and Ritchey make fine [and expensive] aluminum handlebars, but Answer gives the best bang for the buck.

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Favorite Trail:   Commuting, paved trails

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Stock steel hb that was original equipment on the bike.

Bike Setup:   Kawasaki KDX2 full-suspension with Rock Shox Dart 2 fork, SRAM 7-speed with SRAM TRX trigger shifters and Arid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers, Avid Single Digit 7 rear V-brake, Cane Creek headset, aluminum riser stem salvaged from a Jamis Dakar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dirty a Weekend Warrior from Yucaipa

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2004

Strengths:    WIDE WIDE WIDE..... Im Big 6' 1' i am big..... i actually found a set of bars that are decent price and Fit my shoulder width. Strong as all He.. finish is Very durable as with all answer bars Weight for a 20 set of bars is phenominally light.

Weaknesses:    the finish is one of its strengths but a weakness at the same time. Its Kinda like a nonstick Frying pan. Grips like to come loose even when you glue them. Went to an Odi Rogue lock on and that fixed me right up

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line on these particular bars. If your wantin something really strong decent weight and big for us bigger guys these are your ticket. the str the width and teh angles just fit awesome. Specially i fyour a bigger person like myself... and if your not Just chop them down a little bit. One thing to mention if your using a Dual compound type wtb grip be rady to get frustrated even getting the gripns on int eh first place they Fit Extremly tight and still like to move on ya...... Ride ride ride and when yor done ride again Cya next tiem around

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Favorite Trail:   cant decide lets ride them all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Yucaipa Bike center

Similar Products Used:   kore light Richey taper

Bike Setup:   FR1500 witha ll good stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Muffin a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2003

Strengths:    Incredible strong.
I crashed with about 20miles\hour against some rock, and, what did happen?
The rock broke... this handlebar is definitly indestructible

Cheap


Weaknesses:    A little Heavy....

Bottom Line:   
If you want a handlebar which never brakes, this is the one for you

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Branden Taylor a Weekend Warrior from McConnellsburg Pa

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

Strengths:    Its strength holds up good

Weaknesses:    every one says they are heavy but compared to my stock bars they were like feather. a lil wide but its called a chop saw

Bottom Line:   
"old reliable" they will always be there for ya..

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Favorite Trail:   The 9 mile trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   price pt.

Similar Products Used:   kore risers, azonic walls

Bike Setup:   k2/proflex 857,nr-4 rear shock, Marzocchi z3 up front rhino lites xt drivetrain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Konacopia a Weekend Warrior from L.A.

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    Bombproof
Perfect Rise


Weaknesses:    Heavy

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bar for over 5 years and it's still going. I just recently transferred this bar from my old rig since it's just so damn strong. One look at the end of the bars and you'll see why. The walls have to be about 4-5 mm thick which gives alot of confidence. This is what makes the bar heavy in everyone's eyes but I don't really notice the weight. The low rise is perfect for me and I happen to like the width of the bar. If you're lucky you can pick these up for pretty cheap if you can still find them. These are perfect if you're on a budget but want a quality item that will hold up to any abuse.

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Favorite Trail:   Da Bumps

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Tranz-X

Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff, Marzocchi Z1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil from portland, or

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

Strengths:    Beefy!

Weaknesses:    Weight.

Bottom Line:   
These things are wide! I cut 1.5 inches off of the ends to make it a regular xc width and I am glad that I did (Shaved 50g).
By them for the value($17), comfort and durability.
You won't be sorry

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   nashbar


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pedro Maia a Weekend Warrior from Lisbon, Portugal

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2001

Strengths:    Goes on and on performing since day one. Very ergonomic ,transmits control to the rider. the best!

Weaknesses:    jusst a little bit heavy...

Bottom Line:   
A handlebar for life

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Favorite Trail:   scary ones

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Marin,Portugal

Similar Products Used:   to long ago to remember

Bike Setup:   Pro-Flex955+Lawill Leader3 fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christophe a Weekend Warrior from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2000

Strengths:    Stong, NO FLEX, still absorb some vibrations. Don't rotate in stem clamp. Cheap- under $40 now. Good bend and sweep. Not too wide.

Weaknesses:    HEAVY! At least over 350G. Shims cause snap, crack, and pop noises. Can't put plugs in ends- start a dirt collection in the bar-have to use grips w/built on ends but that's ok.

Bottom Line:   
No problems other than creaking. Super deal, super strong. I trust these bars. Plus, Answer just makes good stuff. Don't need a brace - you'll never see a pro with a brace on these!

Just taking 1 chili off for the clysdale weight.

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Favorite Trail:   Slick rock, MOAB

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Excel Sports

Similar Products Used:   Azonic doublewalls (the flex scares me!).

Bike Setup:   Kona Blast 2001 special (Pretty much the Chute frame). X-vert super, Raceface cranks, XT w/Sram Attack 9.0's, Hayes front cable actuated disk and Avid cable rear. Sun Ditchwich rims w/Real Front hub and Kona rear. Pretty much a heavy mother of a freerider.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Flood a Downhiller from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2000

Strengths:    the strongest bar on the face of the earth, well priced, very heavy (a good thing in handle bars).

Weaknesses:    not so easy to find in shops

Bottom Line:   
The most awesome bar on the planet. so strong that I was actually able to sell them 1.5 yrs ago and they are still going. They weigh heaps, but anyone will tell you that someone who buys downhill bars for lightweight will experience a very intimate moment with their stem when they break. They are the only handlebar, except for club roost , which I have not yet destroyed.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   azonic (SNAP!) TRANZX (SNAP!)anonymous Flat bars (SNAP, SNAP, SNAP!)zoom flat bars (SNAP!) CLUB ROOST, Profile Maniac (SNAP!)

Bike Setup:   hardcore hardtail, hi5s, cromo frame, rockring, fsa sidewinders, 40mm stem etc.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by andrew from cross-country rider

Date Reviewed: March 12, 1999

Bottom Line:   

These basr the best blody bars in the worlds all you guys out there that dont like em u cant ride a bike cause ther the best.
they weigh like a brik 4mm thik that are the best bloody bars.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Ed a weekend warrior from Nogales, AZ

Date Reviewed: August 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I have the answer alumilite handlebar. I put this bar on my Norco Rampage about two years ago. Other than the weight I have been satisfied. However, I am concerned about the creaking sound the bar makes. This occurs when I stand up and shift my weight to the front while hill climbing. I weigh 190Lbs. Is this bar about to snap? If anyone knows let me know. Thanks.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by John a weekend warrior from ny

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1998

Bottom Line:   


They are heavy but good bars. In response to the last poster, OF COURSE they do not warranty crash damage you dumb-ass. Answer was very nice about sending me a shim when I misplaced mine cleaning my bike. They are extremely stiff and do not need a cross brace which makes the weight more competitive. Overall, a very reasonably priced bar.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by pete a cross-country rider from va

Date Reviewed: November 10, 1997

Bottom Line:   


they suck..answer sucks..two year warranty my ass, if they broke in half in the store before you paid for them, maybe. Mine basically self destructed with the help of some answer hyper ends (also crap), one very small fall and the ends twisted the end of the bar off...answer's response was the warranty does not include crash damage, so what the f*ck does it cover, they suck no chilies, Control Tech Bars are lighter and cheaper

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Gil a weekend warrior from VA.

Date Reviewed: September 27, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I just replaced the stock bars on my '97 Schwinn Moab with the Hyperlite bars and I am amazed at what a difference handlebars can make. The bike handles better and quicker. Great product!!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ernest a weekend warrior from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Awesome bar, I replaced the factory bar on my Trek with this bar and the bikehandles AWESOME. I los the shims when I moved, I e-mailed answer with my problem and they sent new ones out immediately. Great customer support. They deserve five chillies for customer support alone. The bars get 5 chillies from me.

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