Azonic Double Wall Straight Bar Handlebar

4.6/5 (30 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00


Product Description

Cold forged from a solid block of #2024 / T-6 Alcoa® Super Duralumin alloy. Guaranteed for a full five years!

Available in Black, Ti, Red and Polished. 25" wide 3deg. bend


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jarl a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2009

Strengths:    Good looking (in gold)
wide for a flat bar


Weaknesses:    I bent them (!)

Bottom Line:   
Good bar, originally bought because they were on offer, but during one of my worse crashes involving a tree, I put quite a noticeable, but not too bad, bend into the bar. Switched to a set of hussfelt risers, again on offer... the difference is night and day- the risers feel much better. If you're wanting a wide flat bar and don't plan to crash too much (lol), and maybe a couple of small jumps, then they'll do you proud. If you're doing more extreme stuff, then you're a fool if you don't have a decent riser bar (just like I was!)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Bike Setup:   on-one 456, RS tora's, avid code 5's. Ride it hard :)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Aaron Howard a Racer from 12999 Mallory Circle #205

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2005

Strengths:    Super strong!!!

Weaknesses:    Lil heavy for racing but worth the peace of mind.

Bottom Line:   
Go the extra mile it's never crowded!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Nuke Proof Carbon bar

Bike Setup:   "XTR,Marzzocchi-Marathon-S,SantaCruz-Superlight,FSA-carbon cranks"

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by REEK a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore MD

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    Extra wide, very strong

Weaknesses:    only 3 deg bend

Bottom Line:   
Great bar for XC riding with a little extra width for control. I've always hated flat bars because they were narrow and I don't want a riser bar. I almost thought I should ride without a handle bar. But then I discovered these not-well-advertised wide flat bars. The extra width is exactly what I wanted.

My Azonic, like other azonic bars, has held up nicely! Plus a 5 year warrantee. too bad it only comes in a 3 deg bend. I like my Flat tracker bar a little better. Not for the rise but the 9 deg back sweep. But over all, I'm glad I bought this bar.

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Favorite Trail:   Clementine loop in CA

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Sadly, new on ebay

Similar Products Used:   Titec Flat tracker

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Rocket 88, Marzocchi MX comp 100 mm, XTR/Race Face

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew from NYC

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Strengths:    Light and beefy

Weaknesses:    maybe the price

Bottom Line:   
Let me set the record straight... Most of the guys below are reviewing Azonic's Double Wall Riser bar. An AWESOME bar to be sure (I've owned them, as well), however this page is dedicated to their FLAT brother ;-)

These babies have a mere 3 degree bend and NO RISE. For hardcore xc and trailriding, from what I've seen they can't be beat. Totally raceworthy, too. For freeride or downhill, look at the Azonic DW Riser bar, which I believe is also reviewed on this site... Definitely buy if you're looking for the best in FLAT aluminum xc bars!

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Favorite Trail:   Fireroad and Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Sid's Bikes, NYC

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Kore, Answer

Bike Setup:   Fisher hardtail, Manitou forx, with Bontrager, Shimano, Selle Italia, Time, and Kore components, WTB and Intense tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2002

Strengths:    Lite, for a double wall'd bar
Detailed degree markings, lenght markings and came with end plugs. Price was unbeatable.


Weaknesses:    Color?
I have the so called red bar, I'm sorry but it's pink.
Same as the Race Face red anodized bar though.
If I had seen the red before orderring I would have gone with the polished.
Position?
It seems most flat bars have a 3 degree bend but I think thge standard should be at least 5. My rists are just a little too streched outwards unless I'm leening into the bar.


Bottom Line:   
It's a good bar in the weight and strengh department.
As for color and degree bend, I suggest polished oe black unless you like pink. I myself haven't seen the blue.
I'd never pay the suggested retail on this bar but for the price I paid.
I have no reason to remove points.

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Favorite Trail:   Meech

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   JensonUsa

Similar Products Used:   Protaper, hyperlite.
My old BMX ape hangers.
No name low riser with an 8 degree bend.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ivan a Downhiller from nyc, brooklyn

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2001

Strengths:    good sweep, 2.5 in rise, strong

Weaknesses:    not enopugh clearance for my levers and shifters
my bar is only 25 in wide(that's y it cost me onlt $20.00 at mt lbs) but the width is fine for my type of riding


Bottom Line:   
i would not pay moe than 50 bucks for this bar but for th emoney i paid for it i's great

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   azonic world force doublewall(looks PHAT but you can actually feel it flex)

Bike Setup:   good enough

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Scott Grim a Downhiller from S.L.C

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2001

Strengths:    Name, good sweep, tall rise.

Weaknesses:    Can't push my shifters in as far as I like.

Bottom Line:   
Azonic makes good stuff, figure out your rise and buy em.

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Favorite Trail:   holy cow

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   Bike World

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Special rise, Specialized Low Rise

Bike Setup:   00' Spec. Enduro Comp, MRP long travel kit w/ helix, Z1 QR20 Dropoff, Hayes 8-fnt/6-rear, DH crank, atomic whls

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hank Sola a Weekend Warrior from Newton, MA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2001

Strengths:    Wide (yes this is good - give it a chance)
strong (at least they look it)
Light! and they look great on a beefy bike


Weaknesses:    CANNOT MOVE LEVERS AND SHIFTERS IN!!!!!! This is the ONLY reason I am selling them.

Bottom Line:   
These bars made me fall in love with WIDE bars. It took a while to get used to them, but the CONTROL on wheelies and drops is unbelievable!

The outer wall does not allow me to move my shifters (shimano) away from the grips and they would constantly rub my hands - very annoying!

I finally found another WIDE bar - Bontrager Crow Bar XXX DH. These are just as wide, and they allow me to move my levers and shifters in more. They are considerably heavier (some of the heaviest bars I have seen) but they are only $29.95! WIDE BARS RULE!

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Favorite Trail:   VIETNAM!

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Titec Helbent Titanium

Bike Setup:   Intense Uzzi SL, Z1 BAM 5", Hayes Discs, Rhyno Lite rims on DT Hugi hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Crazy Bit#$ a Weekend Warrior from Upstate NY

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

Strengths:    -FRICKIN' BOMBPROOF!!
-Looks cool
-Perfect rise(1.5")and comfortable sweep


Weaknesses:    -A wee bit pricey...($65 original price for HANDLEBARS?!Ouch)

Bottom Line:   
I wouldn't have gotten this bar without a discount,since $65 is a LOT for a part that I could bend within the space of a month(I weigh 200 lbs and I am a complete hammerhead!I break a lot of stuff).

That said,I LOVE THIS BAR!It was my first riser bar.After riding with this thing I'll never go back to flats!It's survived a year of stairs,curbs,6-foot drops,and some BRUTAL crashes,and it's STILL not bent!

If you have some extra money lying around,this is a great bar to get!5 chilies!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Local shop

Similar Products Used:   Titec Hellbent DH,Koski XC Riser(bent),Specialized+Kore flat bars

Bike Setup:   S.C Chameleon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg Carmichael a Cross Country Rider from Issaquah, WA

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2001

Strengths:    Wide
Stiff
Perfect Rise/Sweep


Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I've tried several bars over the last couple of years and this is by far the most sweet. This is the ultimate freeride/jumping/do anything bar. More comfortable than any bar I've ever used and less upward sweep than the Azonic PDW bar which caused a lot of strain in my wrist. Lots of different companies blowing out Azonic bars on the internet, get one now...

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Favorite Trail:   Poison Spider - MOAB

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Wheelworld.com

Similar Products Used:   RaceFace, Club Roost, Azonic PDW

Bike Setup:   GT XCR 1000, Marzocchi bomber, Azonic bar/stem, RaceFace cranks, Thompson seatpost, XTR, Chris King...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Phil Lane a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2001

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great Bars, if you want a really strong bar with a great shape and durability then get these!!!

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Favorite Trail:   The Field

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   www.cycleworks.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   X-lite G force

Bike Setup:   Specialized P3, 4 inch travel Z1 bomber with hope C2 discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Delia a Downhiller from geelong, vic, australia

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2000

Strengths:    unreal bar for TRIALS,nice width,good sweep,good rise,
looks good


Weaknesses:    none, zero, ziltch

Bottom Line:   
best bars, strongly recomend for trials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They perform very well and make trials easier to do

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Favorite Trail:   rob's house

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Geelong MTB and Triathlon centre

Similar Products Used:   rhino bars,

Bike Setup:   14.5" Giant 860,maguras,middleburn RS7 cranks,SUP ceramic rims, kujo DH, XTR short cage,fatty rigid forks, race face stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GNU a Downhiller from Adelaide, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2000

Strengths:    Its really wide for great control, is really light and can withstand smashing into trees. Good rise and sweep and doesnt take to long to get used to

Weaknesses:    There are no weaknesses to this bar, but a few more colours could be handy

Bottom Line:   
Moto Moto Moto, if you like the feeling of really wide moto style light weight bars these are for you. Youve got great control when you go for phat air and they wont break when you stack big time. Its great how they have added markings on the centre of the bar to measure how far you want to set it forward or back and its just right to fit in most bolt on headstems with out the need for a spacer or over tightening. Go buy em!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Kore torsion bar
White Bros ti bar


Bike Setup:   Azonic DS1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Wilson a Cross Country Rider from Birmingham, England

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2000

Strengths:    Strengths are the strength of the damn thing! Not too heavy to boot. Good rise on the 1.5" version, good sweep too

Weaknesses:    Not a thing

Bottom Line:   
This bar is fantastic, even for a lightweight XC bike. I found that the rise and sweep give me the perfect, most comfortable position

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Favorite Trail:   Nant Yr Arian, Wales

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list...

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight, XTR, SID SL, FOX Float RC, Hope XC4s

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from england

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2000

Strengths:    strenght (though i can't say durability cos i've only had them a while) great sweep angle, really comfortable. width

Weaknesses:    haven't found any yet.

Bottom Line:   
These are good bars. The 2.5 inch rise is perhaps too much, took a while to get used to, but with a short stem with very little rise it matters less. The width also took a while to get used to, but now i have it is fantastic. apart from in the trees, previoulsy do-able gaps now become somewhat more difficult with an extra 2 inches on each end of the bar.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   club roost

Bike Setup:   hartail, x-verts lx-xt etc.

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