By engineering the double wall design "outside" and creating an outer, reinforced patented sleeve we were able to increase strength, while decreasing weight and improving overall bar performance. The P.D.W. CHUBBY bar features cold forged construction from 2014 Alcoa® super duralumin aluminum combined with the new oversized 28.6 O.D. center, laser etched graphics, textured finish on the ends for better grip adhesion and is a full 28" wide.
Available rises: 1", 1.5", 2", 2.5"
Available colors: Black Red, Blue and Polished.
10 year guarantee.
a Weekend Warrior
from bogota colombia
Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010
Strengths: wide, strong, nice look
Weaknesses: cant move brake levers and shifters center side enough
Looks great, feels great, is strong enough for me. i dont like that the handlebar is made of joining 2 bars so there is a midway joint that doesnt let you move the controls away from the bar end so you cant use one fingered brake.
There are some shimano brake levers and shifters that let you remove the shifter indicator and place the brake lever center sided.
from Florianópolis - Brazil
Date Reviewed: May 10, 2007
Strengths: Color resistant to scratches.
Weaknesses: No enough space for to assemble the brake levers for one finger use. Heavy. It is hard to find 28.6 stem.
There are several affordable handlebars more light and stiff than Chubby. I like Tioga DH 2000. I don't use my new U$ 130 Chubby because there is not enough space for to assemble the brake levers for one finger use...
from Boise, ID
Date Reviewed: August 17, 2006
Strengths: They have an awesome bend, and felt really stable. They look pretty sweet. The wide bars put you into a very stable riding position. You can get them cheap in a ton of places.
Weaknesses: They broke on me. I only weigh 140 olbs, and I had not crashed majorly since getting them, so the integrity had not beenseverly comprimised. I was riding a rock garden, and next thing I knew, I was tumbling down the hill. I am honestly surprised they have not been recalled yet, as this is not the first time this has happened by any means. Whenever you have doublewall tubing, it's going to have a ton of stress at the junction. Bad design. I damaged my BRAND NEW 66RC2X, and got severely hurt because of the ensuing crash. I only had the bars for about 8 months, and I rode pretty infrequently, so they should not have failed, esecially in this manner. So basically, do not buy these bars. They fail catastrophically as opposed to bending, and THAT IS BAD.
Also, the small grip area made it so that I had a hard time using lock on grips, and also I could not cut them down AT ALL.
Azonic PDW Chubby=Bad.
I do want to add that Azonic was decent about the warranty, but I no longer trust these bars, so I will be selling the replacements...
Favorite Trail: the kind that have a downward sloping incline
Duration Product Used: 2 Years
Purchased At: local shop
Bike Setup: Tomac 204, all the goods
Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004
Weaknesses: everything, this bar claims strength ... it didnt even last over 1 year it broke on a drop off ....this bar offers a 10 year warranty but only lasted just over 10 months this bar needs to be taken off the market it could cause serious injury to the user
dont buy this bar if you want strength in your product it has serious integrity issues im not saying that azonic is not good but if you are a rough rider and put a lot of stress on your bars please consider another product steel bars wont break like this i have permanant scars from this product 10 year warranty is misleading also the fact that it is a thicker diameter bar is misleading please head my warning these bars look great but perform badly
Similar Products Used: Stock kona bar... stock gt bar
Bike Setup: 2001 kona stuff. 24inch double tracks. 2002 7 inch junior t. truvativ hussefelt with blackspire guard and guide. Shimano deore disc brakes. front nokian gazzt 3 inch wide tire and 2.6 gazzy junior tire. azonic hammer chubby stem. azonic love seat.tioga dh pedals.
from Sydney, NSW, Australia
Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002
Strengths: Seem Very strong, but after reading the reviews I'm worried about brittle fracture with no warning on thier failure, hope this won't happen. Look way Fat.
Weaknesses: NOT ENOUGH ROOM ON THE GRIP LEVEL!! Can't set your brake levers on the inside for 2 finger braking. Can't use lock grips. The roughened grip area doesn't work ended up wiring my grips on.
No Flex in the bars, Look tuff cause they are. No warning on failure it seems which is concerning (typical of aluminium) I have given mine a hard time for 2 years and they are holding up fine.
Similar Products Used: azonis double wall race face and custom made fat ass bars (solid metal)
Bike Setup: azonic eliminater boxxer teams m4s d321 hope bulb mrp xt race face
Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002
Strengths: strong, flex free, takes abuse
Weaknesses: stupid off red anodized color looks more burgundy pink than red, the finish is not well done so the bar looks like it is "ruffled", i usualy dont care about this type of stuff, but when it's actua;y anoying, it's a whole nother ball game. i like it wide but there isiint room to cut the bar if you wanted it skinnier, unless your rocking single speed.
iz ok, does what a bar should, busted up a hell bent just doing xc (xc out heres very rocky rooty dropy technical) and 4 footers (i ride everyday and i ride hard) so this bar hasent bent or given yet, will update when it does...
Similar Products Used: titec hellbent (that i bent), and a whole lotta (8yrs worth)flat bar...
Bike Setup: FSR Ground Control Comp, 99, fox vanila r, zokes z3 100mm, azonic pdf bar, magura hs-33 brakes, sun rino lite rims, bontrager hubs, intense 2.5 in front, irc el gato 2.25 in rear, wellgo platform pedals, ac cranks with black spire guard, race face XY post with titec beserkr dh saddle, XT compo... just the way you want it
Date Reviewed: June 10, 2002
Strengths: Strong, stiff
Weaknesses: too wide without room to cut
They're fantastic bars. I wish I could cut 1/2" off each end to make for easier X-ups, but the extra width gives leverage on trails. If I break them, I'll get the normal PDW (without the sleeve) but until then, I'm stoked on the bars. Plus, Azonic has the sweep and rise just right, they're honestly the most comfortable bars you can buy. A damn good handlebar.
Similar Products Used: most azonic bars, titec hellbent DH
Bike Setup: Planet X JFC, Psylo SL tulio, Arrow rims, Hayes, CK headset, tioga stem, etc.
from Umea Sweden
Date Reviewed: January 14, 2002
Strengths: Strenght, nice sweep and strenght!
Weaknesses: Could have more space to fit grips
It isn't the cheapest bar around, but on the otherside I never have to worry about my bars being bent if I crash.. Ofcourse the fact that they have THE perfect shape, that just feels soo good, might give Azonic a reason to take sucht a high price for these bars.
Similar Products Used: pdw not the chubby but the skinny which is also an awesome bar
Bike Setup: ellsworth specialist z-2 hammer stem chubby bar wtb2.4tires triple trap platforms etc....
from Melbourne, Australia
Date Reviewed: September 28, 2001
Strengths: Strong to start off and has had some big gaps drops and jumps tolerated. never bent just snapped!
Weaknesses: OK now to the point, i bought this bar expecting it would last me at least over a year i bought it knowing it was a double wall D/H, D/S bar that could take wat ever u throw at it. the other day i was just cruisin on the road and decided to just give a quick manual but oh no the bar had to snap as soon as i lifted the bars. load of crap! it was a clean snap to! ok so i took it back to goldcross to see wat was the situation was wit the warrenty. nah sorry m8 cant give u warrenty on that cause u use it for thrashing's and d/s well if u cant do that with it then WTF are u sposed to do with it. so then i had to put up with buyin the same bar for a discount of 30bucks wat a load of F@cked up SH!t!!!! my m8 in a diff bike shop is now goin to take it straight to a rep and he is more then sure it will have warrenty so stick that up ur ass goldcross!
always go straight to the source for warrenty if the bike shop doesnt cause there in it for the money not the faults!! also for those handle bar deigners make the bar to a certain point solid aluminium even if its a bit heavier at least it wont snap and i for one will buy it and so will many other riders out there!!!