Bontrager Crow Bar Handlebar

4.76/5 (62 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

Bontrager Crow Bar


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Coop a Weekend Warrior from Tilburg (NL)

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2008

Strengths:    Nice finish, good angles

Weaknesses:    Bit too much flex (I'm a heavyweight)

Bottom Line:   
Nice bar, but it just didn't feel right on my MTB. I ended up shortening it and putting it on my commuter roadbike. Love it for that use.

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Favorite Trail:   Wherever I can ride

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Neuteboom tweewieler

Similar Products Used:   Specialized flatbar, Nameless riser bars.

Bike Setup:   for which one of my bikes?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by patty whiter a Weekend Warrior from alberta

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2006

Strengths:    its an awesome bar for jumping,drops and anything else

Weaknesses:    haven't found any yet

Bottom Line:   
theses bars are awesome

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Favorite Trail:   nature trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   suncoast cycles

Similar Products Used:   wal-mart bikes


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Micheal a Weekend Warrior from Memphis, TN

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2006

Strengths:    Good rise, light, keeps me from having to bend over so far, looks good, PRICE.

Bottom Line:   
Thus far I have been very satisfied with these handle bars especially for the price. If I experence any difficulties I will post again.

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Favorite Trail:   Stanky Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Default Fuji flat handle bars.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matt jones from hansville washington

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2005

Strengths:    doesn't bend much has just enough bend to take some pressure off, look good, they have the right amount of rise there perfect for everything

Weaknesses:    if i hit something hard or jump or something they sometimes fell like they are going to break, kinda heavy at somewhere around 275 grams. feel funny when jumping but they work

Bottom Line:   
i would never just go buy this handle bar theres much better ones out there but if it comes on your bike or something keep it, it works it does everything, i have abused the crap out of it and it hasn't broken but i would never go downhillin with it.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   kingston classic cycle

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900 upgraded alot, i still want a better bike though

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by james a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    strong, looks cool, almost perfect dimensions for me, but everyone is differnt, so...

Weaknesses:    could be lighter but then it would cost $100.

Bottom Line:   
Let's put it this way, the only stock components that remain on my bike are the frame, rear shock (which I'm gonna upgrade) the seat binder, the outer portions of the fork, and this, the handlebar.

I plan on keeping it, unless I find a similar bar that has a bit more sweep to it.

If I was a weight weenie I would go with carbon. I prefer alloy so this one does the trick.

My only problem would be the dimesions, and everybody is built differently so, try it out. for my wrists, I'd like a bit more sweep.

I wouldn't say that it's BETTER than other bars in this price range, but it holds it's own.

Oh yeah, this is the Crowbar "sport" (OEM on the bike)

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   you name it, I've put BMX handle bars on comfort bikes, I've tried wacky combos galore...

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel, XT/XTR, AVIDs, Thomson stem/post, mavics, panaracers etc. etc. etc. cross country for sure, nothing heavy, but nothing carbon.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by witch doctor a Weekend Warrior from bloomington il

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2002

Strengths:    light and strong

Weaknesses:    none if youre not a pro xc racer or dropping off cliffs

Bottom Line:   
this is a great bar for those of us that ride to have fun. its light enough to not be noticed but strong enough not to worry about it. the rise is nice and doesnt put you in the "butt above your head racer wannabe pose". if you only ride uphill and buy into the hype that you have to use a flatbar for XC- dont buy this bar. if you ride everything and are willing to give up the "perfect" climbing position for a better position for jumping and speedy decents take a look at the crowbar. to me riding uphill isnt dangerous, but landing jumps on your nose because "Mountain Bike" says you must have your weight as far forward as possible is. ill take a crowbar please.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   voodoo canzo ti, xt/xtr kit, king/mavic wheels, fox/rockshox

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by b a Cross Country Rider from kenmore

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    it looks damn sweet and its lighter than other bars i've used

Weaknesses:    none i can tell

Bottom Line:   
its good enough for what i ride, but i might get one of those weird looking syntace combo things cause its lighter and i saw it for $40 in a magazine... If it doesnt cost you a lot i would recommend this handle bar because it looks cool and gets the job done.

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Favorite Trail:   allegany

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   on my bike

Similar Products Used:   generic cro-moly ones

Bike Setup:   trek 4500 stock (deciding wether to upgrade or buy a new bike ;)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Cross Country Rider from Port Angeles, WA

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2001

Strengths:    Light and dampens vibrations very well

Weaknesses:    could be a little wider

Bottom Line:   
I have actually never seen a Ti Crowbar, but I got one somehow. I've never heard of anyone else having one or seen it advertised. It really matches my Ti frame very well and dampens those chatter bumps way, way better than the Monkeybar or the Hyperlite. I give it a double 5 chilis because it does what it is supposed to do. If you can find one, get it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $75.00

Similar Products Used:   Answer Hyperlite straight bar, Easton EA70 Monkeybar

Bike Setup:   Lightspeed Owl Hollow, all XTR, Marzocchi Atom 80, IRC tires, King headset, Kore Elite stem,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Richmond,Va

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Strengths:    A Good Handlebar. Definately stiffer than my old strait bar.Very nice Rise and Sweep(I got the 40mm(1.5") 5 degree).


Weaknesses:    It was A little hard to slide into my old stem. I was afraid I was going to snap my stem in two. But after about an hour of wrestling it I got it on.

Bottom Line:   
I really Like this Bar. The riser bar sits me up in a much more comfortable position. I am tall -6'2 and I used to feel like I was leaning too far over my front hub. With my old strait bar I had to much weight on my hands. After a long ride my wrists and shoulders would hurt a little. My Crow Bar is great- A bit wider so it opens up my shoulders and I feel like my center of gravity is now where it should be. This Bar really improved my bikes geometry. I took off my old bar ends- I thought I'd miss them , but I feel I can climb a lot better with my riser bar. It is much stiffer than my old bar. I have been able to do some down hill runs that were just too much before - no more endos!
I give this bar Five Fat Flamin' Huffys. Great Bar At a Cheap Price Go buy one you'll ride better!

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Favorite Trail:   Wilder Ranch , Santa Cruz , CA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Agee's (LBS)

Similar Products Used:   CODA Performance strait Bar

Bike Setup:   Cannodale hardtail. Upgraded Fatty HeadShock, new pedals(SPD),Bontragar Superstock Wheels,SRAM 9.0 shifters and Derailleurs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan X a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Strengths:    The whole bar, they are very strong and STEEL...Mine came with a cross brace which just adds more strength.

Weaknesses:    Nothing yet

Bottom Line:   
The best bar I've ever used. Absolutely no flaws. The length is perfect in my opinion, and they don't get much stronger. Recomended for any time of riding, especially freeriding and urban.

Go buy them and enjoy!

5 flamin dog dicks

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Favorite Trail:   Well one time, at band camp...

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Rider's Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Some flat bars and one other no name riser bar

Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardrock A1 FS all stock except for Bontrager Crowbars, Oury grips, and Fishbone BMX platform pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fat Guy a Racer from Marin, California, USA

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2001

Strengths:    Everything, Crowbar XXX DH - what more can you say?

Weaknesses:    Nothing, except they coulda had Heckle & Jeckle making some racial slurs across the bars, instead of CROW and BAR

Bottom Line:   
You can put this waaaaaay back machine into low earth orbit as long as you land on the front wheel. 8' drops no problem with these bars. Bontrager Crowbar XXX DH are the pimpest shiznitz out there. I suggest that everyone buy a set...they are the bomb bait! Five Flamin Bird Turds!!!

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Favorite Trail:   The Kamikaze

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   30

Similar Products Used:   JMC, SE Racing, Hutch, Race Inc., Free Agent, Answer, Tioga, etc.

Bike Setup:   Schwinn ORANGE CRATE w/Rohloff Speedhub, Marzocchi Shiver (chopper style), 1 piece Schwinn cranks (unbreakable), Tioga Comp III tires (orange), Uni plastic seat, Sun rims, Phil Wood hub (front only), Magura Gustav brake (front only), handlebar streamers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff D. a Cross Country Rider from Newington, Ct, USA

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2001

Strengths:    The products strength is just that, they are probably the strongest bars I have ever ridden. A second part to these bars tha I like is that they are lighter.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness to these bars is their length. I personally found them to be a little bit long, but I am use to riding with short bars, so....

Bottom Line:   
bottm line, for the few differnt pairs of bars that I have used, I found these to be the best pair. They are light weight, and even though I found them to be a little long for my personal likes, they are a good length right away for the normal rider.

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Favorite Trail:   case mt.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Newington Bike

Similar Products Used:   nothing, I used to ride with the advent downhill bars

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek 4300, Manituo sx, lx rear-derailer, shimano crank, crowbars (cut down to 21"), michelin tires, matrix rims, ati jackson grips, shimano brakes and shifters, deore brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pieter Morgan a Cross Country Rider from Johannesbeg, South Africa

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    It wips ass, it doesnt brake, i kiked it wen i crashd and it hert mee. and it still did never brake. i was driving on it to scool and a munkee sit on it and it didnt brake. it still werks. i am love this bar.

Weaknesses:    it is not having weeknes

Bottom Line:   
i cant see a bottom line on my computer if it is in culur i cant see it my computer is black and wite.

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Favorite Trail:   the one to my school ( on the other side, the side without the lions)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Simphiwe's Bike, supermarket, fish, pot, dagga and pap emporum

Similar Products Used:   a stick coming from a tree

Bike Setup:   2 weels, no flat tyas, a saddle, and a water botle, my shox say judy sl rockshox and i was get it this year.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MO JO a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2001

Strengths:    This thing rules, strong, light and durable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this bar is the best. I love the rise. It is a great bar!

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Favorite Trail:   BIG FINN HILL

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Greggs cycles

Similar Products Used:   dang flat bar

Bike Setup:   trek 7000 y2k

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Weekend Warrior from alberta

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2001

Strengths:    strong, cool looking

Weaknesses:    friends want it

Bottom Line:   
This riser bar is really cool, it works good for free-ride because its really wide and looks good, I always knew bontrager was riser king but now I am certain!!!!! If you have one cool, if you dont go out and get one!!!

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   bert n macs

Similar Products Used:   some el cheapio gt x-country thing

Bike Setup:   2000 Brodie Holeshot, 01 Z-3 dropoff, tioga cranks, powerlite box stem, mamoth rims, a-headset, xt V-brakes and levers, kona grips, sram 9.0 rear derailleur, one front chainring(truvative), bash guard, kujo DH tires

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