Bontrager Corwbar Comp Handlebar

5/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 380 grams MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

  • Constructed from 4130 Cro-moly steel and has a one-of-a-kind welded crossbar
  • 40mm of rise helps you maneuver through technical sections with ease
  • A bomber rise bar for aggressive road riding


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Norberto a Weekend Warrior from Springfield, NJ

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2006

    Strengths:    Durable, strong, comfortable, very cool looking, affordable, unique.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    I originally purchase these bars with the 9* sweep a few years back for my Jamis Dakota AL. I loved them so much that when I got my Commencal a few weeks back I had to get another one. This time w/ 13* sweep (wanted 9* but could only find 13*).
    The Commencal came with wider bars, but I personally prefer the narrower Crowbar Comp (~ 1 3/4 smaller). Also, I orginally bought them because of the 40mm rise. Put me at a more comfortable riding position. These bars have lasted a while. They are strong and comfortable. Best of all they look awesome! If I ever need another set, I will definately hunt around for these again.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   CBO (1st), LBS (2nd)

    Bike Setup:   1st - 1996 Jamis Dakota AL (hardtail), Crowbar Comp. 9* sweep
    2nd - 2006 Commencal Meta 5.30, Crowbar Comp 13* sweep. (switched out the handlebars as soon as I got them)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott from Green bay, WI

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2005

    Strengths:    Love the 5 degree rise, Strong, reasonably lite, cheap(i paid too much, but if you're LBS doesn't rip you off or you get it online it's a great deal) They look awesome, if you're in to that sort of thing

    Weaknesses:    I'm a cynic, so I keep looking, but none so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    A GREAT set of handlebars. Worth every penny. I highly recommend this.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   lbs


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Derek Manuge a Weekend Warrior from Elmvale, Ontario, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 28, 2004

    Strengths:    Never bent, dent, or even shifted these bars. Very Strong 2-piece bars. Never tested anything better.

    Weaknesses:    None so Far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing! Buy it worth the money if you dual slalom, 4x, downhill, dirt jumping, urban assualt, trials, north-shore style riding, or all mounatin. yah there good for everything. I just got these bars and now i can bunnyhop higher, manual farther, pull up better, maintain balance better, and even catwalk longer. This bar improves!

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    Favorite Trail:   Midland (all)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Bikeland In Barrie

    Similar Products Used:   Kona DH, Zoom (bad), Kalin (bad), Haro, etc.

    Bike Setup:   Azonic Steelhead- Rocx Shox Psylo XC with U-Turn, Sram 9.0 Shorty Shifters, Sram 7.0 Derailluer,Truvativ Hussefelt, Crank, Race Face Evolve FR Bottom Bracket, Promax Cantilever Brakes, Rear 26 Inch Sun Rhyno Lite Rim With Deore Disc Hub, Front Black Doublewall Cheap Rim (never Broken), Aheadset by Canecreek, Selle Royal Seat, Diamondback Pedal

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Doug Brummett a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz, CA

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2004

    Strengths:    Tough, inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    a little narrow, a little heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    Follow up on these bars. I had ridden these bars off and on since 1999. I got them from my manager who had ridden them for about a year before me. That's almost 6 years worth of abuse by 200lb+ guys. However all good things must come to an end. This weekend shooting a waterbar jump I rutted the landing and the bars gave. They bent down on one side and forward on both leaving me with about a 2* backsweep instead of the factory 9*. To their testament they held for the rest of my ride, allowing some more tentative jumps and good fun.

    I still think these bars are great bang for the buck, just wanted to post this up so others would know that they aren't indestructable.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything in UCSC

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Easton, Azonic, Race Face, etc...

    Bike Setup:   These bars have outlasted several bikes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Doug Brummett a Weekend Warrior from santa cruz, ca

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Tough, cool looking with the moto crossbar, steal

    Weaknesses:    weight(not terrible, but not good either), width

    Bottom Line:   
    I have had these bars since 1999. The only complaints I can come up with after all that time is that they are a tad heavy for a light xc bike and that they are a tad narrow for a dh/fr bike (they now make the XXl DH that is about 28" wide).

    The bend on these bars is very comfortable. The style is nice. There is plenty of room for shifters and brakes.

    I weigh in at over 200lb with the gear on and ride everything from urban to xc races on these bars. I haven't been able to break them, nor should I. About the only way I can think to hurt them is to leave em out in the weather and let them get rusty. Otherwise they will likely outlast me.

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    Favorite Trail:   ucsc trails

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Tried tons of bars, but these usually make it back onto the bike

    Bike Setup:   Several over the years

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rodger Sawer a Downhiller from Pitt Meadows, BC

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2003

    Strengths:    everything... it is reinforced for superior strength. light and strong. and it looks really cool

    Weaknesses:    truthfully... not too much... never had a problem with it.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is the best bar i have tried. never a problem ... extremely strong...and relatively very light. amazing reinforced bar. great for any type of riding....including dh, xc, fr, and urban.

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    Favorite Trail:   grouse mnt

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $41.00

    Purchased At:   aka bikes

    Similar Products Used:   funn dh bar, kona dh bar

    Bike Setup:   vps 2002 drop, jr t, mag 30's, xt everything

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg Rogers a Weekend Warrior from Jacksonville NC

    Date Reviewed: April 7, 2002

    Strengths:    STRONG, nice rearward sweep, looks good in yellow


    Weaknesses:    heavy, not alot of room for accessories

    Bottom Line:   
    if you like strenth over weight...GET IT!!! it looks good and out performs most others. for riders that are weight savers .... GET OVER IT AND GET THIS BAR.

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    Favorite Trail:   pirhana pit

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   bike world online

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   GT i-drive 4.0 stock except for handlebar.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by AARON a Weekend Warrior from AVONDALE,AZ

    Date Reviewed: April 2, 2002

    Strengths:    VERY STIFF,THE STRENGTH OF STEEL MEANS NOT HAVING TO REPLACE IT EVERY 2 YEARS.

    Weaknesses:    CROSS BAR MAKES MOUNTING LIGHTS AND COMPUTERS A CHALLENGE.NOT AS LIGHT AS SOME MAY LIKE.

    Bottom Line:   
    VERY GOOD RISER BAR FOR SOMEBODY THAT PUTS STRENGHT OVER LIGHT WEIGHT.COOL LOOKS IN ALL BLACK WITH WELDED CROSS BAR.
    COMFORTABLE HAND POSITION AND RISE.

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    Favorite Trail:   SOUTH MOUNTAIN

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   R&R BICYCLE,ANCHORAGE,AK.

    Similar Products Used:   ANSMER,RITCHEY

    Bike Setup:   97 GT LTS-2,X-VERT SUPER,MAGURA HS-33'S,RACE FACE,X217,GEAX STURDY 2.25 TIRES WITH THE STAN'S NO TUBES SYSTEM.

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