Answer Hyperlite Handlebar

4.7/5 (33 Reviews)
MSRP : $43.00


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Answer Hyperlite


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by L LABORTE a Cross Country Rider from Surrey Hills - UK

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2006

Strengths:    I originally swapped these for my Nitto 28" 2lb riser bars circa 1995. When flat bars were popular the first time around as gave you extra room for levers etc. These were made from very thin wall Easton EA 70 before Easton decided to venture into the cycling accessory market. Only Carbon varaints are lighter today which makes them one of the best products of all time. I trimmed them down by 20mm each side and they weigh

Weaknesses:    none - no fatigue after 11 years of use

Bottom Line:   
These are ø25.4 mm, 580mm,silver 3 degree, 138g ( I never liked the purple anodizing like Ringle etc at the time) and these are as good today

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Taperlite, Easton EA70, Kore, Syncros, Azonics

Bike Setup:   Mainly XC but various bikes over the years, Muddy Fox, Conquest, Roberts White Spider, Trek Easton 8000, Dale sm2000, Variuos Specialezed SJ's + now an Sworks Epic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Heinrich a Cross Country Rider from Milton

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2005

Strengths:    A known quantity, for the longest time THE standard all other bars were compared to.

Weaknesses:    tough to find in 5 degree bend, current bar has too many goofy decals/designs.

Bottom Line:   
A good, strong, very light well made bar. For so many years the standard by which all other bars were measured, whay not go with the standard?

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Ti, 4130, AL, Capet Fiber, flat, riser, 3, 5, 7 degree bends, narrow bars, wide bars. You name it, I've ridden it.

Bike Setup:   Drop bars! WTB Dirt drops.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Graham a Weekend Warrior from Madison, Oh USA

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2003

Strengths:    Super Light, Just the right length, Awesome Purple color, Very stiff, And strong.

Weaknesses:    The ends get messed up.

Bottom Line:   
Great bar for the price and weight I can blaze the trails and not worry about taking a free-ride if I come to one. The Paint job is sweet Under Halogen Lights It changes to Dark Purple. 140g!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   not found one yet

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Hellbent, ProTaper, IRD, Club Roost.

Bike Setup:   Manitou black Elite, Hardtail, FSA, Chris King, Shimano XTR.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by info P a Weekend Warrior from Cologne

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2002

Strengths:    light, strong, handsome look

Weaknesses:    guess what..nuttin'

Bottom Line:   
i purchased it at hibike germany for only about 30$(60DM)
in blue- looks phat(i'm nearly not lookin' at the track any more when ridin'...), it's light and strong and brought me home safely- no matter what ride i took..i got no fork(yet)
but it withstood the punishment!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   HiBike

Bike Setup:   GT Arrowhead, syncros stem 517 Ceramic DT Onyx XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlos a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2002

Strengths:    Light, stiff and cheap

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
"Hyper" light. If you want a 5 degree flat bar buy this one. Get gel grips or a better fork if you have wrist problems. How could a bar be any better?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Heavy ass Kore bar.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chaka Khan a Cross Country Rider from Ulan-Bataar, Mongolia

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2001

Strengths:    light as all get out, way stiff

Weaknesses:    absolutely none! Doesnt evn bent. It squeeks like a little girl under intense uphill with poor technique, tho

Bottom Line:   
This is a great handlebar and cheap, too.It makes conquering everyone and shooting arrows on horseback easy. HIghly recommended

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Favorite Trail:   Raping and Pillaging trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   Titec, stock crap

Bike Setup:   Horse

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Denva from OZ a Racer from Melb, OZ

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2001

Strengths:    Is still the same since the day it was bought. Excellent!

Weaknesses:    Had to buy the specific bar ends but there also the best I've used so far.

Bottom Line:   
It seems i got one of the best buys of my life when bought them at $25 aud. They're light, strong and bad in black!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   Myer Sport Melbourne

Similar Products Used:   easton ea70, numerous alloy bars

Bike Setup:   Mars Super, Khs cro-mo ht, Python tires, XTR v's, ESP drivetrain etc etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mache a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

Strengths:    the whole bar is a strength!

Weaknesses:    if it had a weakness I would lack some teeth...

Bottom Line:   
I bought it 5 years ago and no need to replace so far. Any questions?

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   Yeti Pro F.R.O.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin a Cross Country Rider from Moncton,NB,Canada

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2000

Strengths:    light, takes a beating

Weaknesses:    ... I'm thinking......

Bottom Line:   
Suprising.. its replacing the old oe one that i bent.. was expecting it do bend also but i guess the thin aloy is a strong one..great bar.. little on the expensive side though.. 80 bucks CAN

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Favorite Trail:   not saying :)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   OE stuff

Bike Setup:   ATX 840, indy c, xt, lx mix.. ritchey wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Ooms a Cross Country Rider from Belgium

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2000

Strengths:    light, durable (for XC-use) & not too expensive

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This handlebar rules! Read in a magazine you should swap handlebars every year... not with this puppy! I removed the stem, handlebar several times for inspection, but I found no cracks. I ride for over 4 years and had no problems at all. When it starts creacking, remove the handlebar from the stem and clean it, it's just dirt that got between the 2 parts. If you want a light XC h-bar that you can trust, look no further. 5 chilis please !!

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Favorite Trail:   singletrack & uphill

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, Coda, ITM, ...

Bike Setup:   GT Zaskar, XT, Marzocchi Superfly, Mavic 517 hoops

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Caribou

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000

Strengths:    Durability! weight, strength

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
Had this bar on 3 bikes! going to replace it just because I want a longer one, I cut this one down a bit and now after a couple years it is going to be relagated to one of my other bikes. It has not failed me but it is old. Ok I am making excuses for wanting some new bars! It is hard to imagine any part lasting so long that a person must make excuses to buy a new one. I have not owned a longer lasting component.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey, OEM.

Bike Setup:   Mb-1, XT and Lx, Ringle post, Syncros stem. Grafton Cranks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from New York, NY

Date Reviewed: December 6, 1999

Strengths:    
Super STRONG!
Lightweight
Comes in lotsa colors


Weaknesses:    
None!


Bottom Line:   
Great freakin' bar! Looks good, strong and stiff and best of all, light. I've been using the bars for about five years now. Although I don't ride everyday, I do go out most weekends and the bars have withstood everything I 've dished out (wish I could say the same about the Judy cartridges, I 've gone through 3, but that's another review). I would highly recommend these bars. They rule! Speaking if which, I should probably change bars by now... (I'll be buying another Hyperlite!)
5 Chilis, baby!!!

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Just the OEM on ny bike


Bike Setup:   
Univega steel, Judy XC w/ Englund TAC, XT, etc...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Racer from Bent Mountain, VA

Date Reviewed: October 22, 1999

Strengths:    
light, strong, and they look cool


Bottom Line:   
a great xc racing bar. light and strong in either 3 or 5 degree bends. i like the three. well worth the price.

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Favorite Trail:   
sm100 course

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
scott carbon, ritchey


Bike Setup:   
99stumphumper pro

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Alvin a Weekend Warrior from Concord, CA

Date Reviewed: October 15, 1999

Strengths:    
Weight, looks, price


Weaknesses:    
not durable, a little too long


Bottom Line:   
Okay, this is a follow up to my earlier comment. Don't get me wrong, I still love this bar, but I just came back from a ride at Shell Ridge in Walnut Creek and after a simple crash wherein the bike was laid on it's side, the barend managed to shear off the end of the bar. I'm thankful the bar has lasted for a year, but I haven't crashed in a year, either. I'm disappointed that they could withstand one easy crash. I'll be shaving an inch off both ends to correct the problem and hopefully keep using them for a while. Still decent, though.

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Favorite Trail:   
Briones Canyon

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Ritchey, Zoom


Bike Setup:   
Dean Oscar Custom, XT/XTR mix, SDG Seat, Race Face cranks, Answer Hyperlite/Hyperends, Ame grips, Time ATAC Carbon pedals, Dean Stem/post, Mavic 217/GT CNC wheels, Bontrager Revolt SS tire pair, Sachs PC-51 chain

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross-Country Rider from Ponte Vedra, Fl

Date Reviewed: October 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, strong, reasonable price


Weaknesses:    
No digital readout for usage remaining...
Superman can still bend them...


Bottom Line:   
I am getting another one...I think after 6 years that would be prudent...yeesh- has it been that long?

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Favorite Trail:   
g-ville

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
fat city flat bar, OEM aluminum, custom chromo bar/stem combo.


Bike Setup:   
Mani4, CAAD3 (94), XT (91) thumbies!!!

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