Azonic Downhill Bar Handlebar

4.4/5 (65 Reviews)


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Azonic Downhill Bar


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tim b from bristol

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    amazin allround, and strong as anythin, they inspire you with a bit more confidence and theres no flex atall! giving a little bit of extra responsiveness at high speed

Weaknesses:    0

Bottom Line:   
amazin bars at an amazin price, they realy help ur riding at all levels

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   truvativ

Bike Setup:   kona stab

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tomas a Cross Country Rider from Haslett, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

Strengths:    Length and strength

Weaknesses:    Haven't found it yet.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bar. Stability is great. My track stands have improved and stability off jumps is superb. Downhills are wonderful with this bar. Excellent on very, steep technical climbs like those next to a drop off. Can't wait to use these in the North Shore style stuff we have at Burchfield. The extra width is great for Trials work like lurches, etc. High power over foot high logs is a breeze because of control you get with these wider bars. You confidence level shoots straight up attacking those big logs. Love em and happy to be using them for this season.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Riser bar that came with my Kona.

Bike Setup:   Kona

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant Jackson a Racer from Jo-burg

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    looks good. turns front wheel

Weaknesses:    makes me go too fast on down hills

Bottom Line:   
aimed at the downhiller and rec rider rather than XC rider

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   with bike

Similar Products Used:   flat bar

Bike Setup:   Giant atx 880 full xt

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Alex a Downhiller from Montreal Quebec

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2001

Strengths:    This bar is a peice of S H I T

Weaknesses:    I snaped the bar in half of a stair gap

Bottom Line:   
This bar absolutely sucks cause I snaped it droping a seven foot drop onto a set of stairs

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Favorite Trail:   Bomerang at Bromont

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Martin Swiss

Similar Products Used:   Pro Taper

Bike Setup:   2000 Balfa BB7 w/99' boxxer,XTR Cranks Mavic D321 Disc Purple Hayes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob valentine a Downhiller from banbury uk

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2000

Strengths:    nice shape rise (2.5 inches) only 30 quid not dollars. strong, levers and shifters won't rotate

Weaknesses:    bar is an ickle (small) bit too wide (the diameter not length) so getting a shimano dx v brake lever on requires a scewdriver to make the hole that clamps on to the bar wider, as for a hope sport lever, that requird a 6mm allen key lever. as a result it is all scrathced underneath

Bottom Line:   
awesome bar strong, wide for loads of leverage, got 5year warenty on a 30 quid bar?? go buy now

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Favorite Trail:   's a secret

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   broadribbs

Similar Products Used:   spesh flat, orange super cross

Bike Setup:   orange airo dx front v brake hope open 2 with sport lever at the rear yeti speed grips stxrc 8 speed shifter pod.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam from Shrewsbury

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2000

Strengths:    Wide(ish) Generally good.

Weaknesses:    Bent on jumping a rigid trials bike into a ten foot set of steps. (Kinda reduced the rise by an inch or so)

Bottom Line:   
big, hard, good, the warranty replacement pair are going on the XC bike though. Buy them if you don't want double walls for some obscure reason

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Favorite Trail:   the funky singletrack at Nesscliffe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   double walls

Bike Setup:   pashley trials thing

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hadrian Eiros a Downhiller from Meira, Lugo, Spain

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2000

Strengths:    This is one of the few downhill bars that hasn´t snnaped or even bended after the first few months. It gives you excelent control over your bike through the tuffest terrain.

Weaknesses:    It has a few scratches so if you want a bar to show off keep it clean and shinny.

Bottom Line:   
Strong and durable.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: October 16, 1999

Strengths:    
I've done all sorts of drop-offs with Azonic double-wall risers up to 20 foot and they aren't showing any sign of bending


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
I would have do try hard to break these and I would probably break my back as well

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Favorite Trail:   
any trials

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
planet-X bars, snapped after two weeks


Bike Setup:   
Azonic DS-1,rigid, Magura Quick silvers, Tioga factory 2.30 tyres, XTR hubs,cassette,and rear mech, Mavic rims,Odysey tripple traps

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by sovann a Weekend Warrior from Adelaide, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 18, 1999

Strengths:    
This review is for the Azonic Pyramid risers!!!Stiff, tough, wide, look cool, sweep feels just right.


Weaknesses:    
the edge bit means that you can't move your controls in very far, but this isn't a problem for me beacuse i run short avid levers.
outer bit scratches easily, but who care?
also, a bit too expensive.


Bottom Line:   
Excellent bars. I've crashed them into big rocks many times, and the only damage has been a bit of scratched off paint.
If you use discs or maguras, which usually have long levers, these bars probably wouldn't be a good idea cos you can't run your levers very far in, due to the edge bit.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
club roost riser, kore torsion bar, pazzazz riser


Bike Setup:   
kona munimula

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Shawn a Racer from Durango, Co.

Date Reviewed: June 9, 1999

Strengths:    
They were the first riser on the market


Weaknesses:    
Color - the red turns pink and the black scratchs and makes your bike look used and abused.


Bottom Line:   
It looks like the last 5 reviews were written by the same person, so I felt I should give a real review. No bars are as great as these 5 guys(or 1guy) are saying. The Azonic bars I tested are too stiff(bars need to flex for better control), and the colors are a major problem(as noted above). A bar is a bar but I would suggest ones with more flex and better finish.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mine

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
All


Bike Setup:   
Intense
Specialized

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ben a Cross-Country Rider from Colchester, England

Date Reviewed: June 1, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong, brilliant control and just perfect bars really.


Weaknesses:    
None.


Bottom Line:   
Bloody brilliant, don't miss out, buy yours today!!

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Favorite Trail:   
All of em

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
X-Lite G-Force and other crappy straight bars.


Bike Setup:   
Hardtail with rigid forks.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Shock a Downhiller from Missouri

Date Reviewed: April 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong, nice color, 5 year warranty


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
Very good DH bars, no FLEX. They are also good for trials, and slalom riding too. Much better than the Pro Files I had. Five chilies for there strength, color, and there long waranty.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Pro File DH bars



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by SU MAN CHU a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: April 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Strong bar that looks good as well. Improved my control a great deal.


Weaknesses:    
I don't know.


Bottom Line:   
This is my first riser bar and I love it. Looks great and gives me much more control than
my old set of flat handle bars.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized handle bar.


Bike Setup:   
Hardrock A1
JETT XC
Azonic DH

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dave.. a Downhiller from Jersey

Date Reviewed: March 17, 1999

Strengths:    
This bar is strong, has a great sweep and width and looks superb.


Weaknesses:    
The black scratches a bit but nothing noticable.


Bottom Line:   
This bar ROCKS. It's mental. And that is the truth.
P.S Buy one now.Go on then.

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Favorite Trail:   
Sorrel wood

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
X-Lite G-Force and a whole bunch of crap straight bars.


Bike Setup:   
Scott Tacana with Manitou X-Vert E and other good upgrades for Dual slalom.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by MrYuck a cross-country rider from Kansas

Date Reviewed: March 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Other than the fact it scratches easily, It's a good bar, hell of a lot stronger
than the crap Kore, and Coda, is trying to peddle as handle bars, this bar has taken a lot of abuse over alot of miles, and that's with 250lbs leaning on it.
When it comes time for another bar, it will be another Azonic.

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