Bontrager Crowbar Cr-Mo Handlebar

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00

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Bontrager Crowbar Cr-Mo

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave S a Weekend Warrior from Franklin, N.H.

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    Tough, the slight rise is perfect for comfort, nice looks (have a motocross-style crossbar), light for a steel bar

Weaknesses:    They require an adaptor to fit normal 25.4mm mounts!(to be fair, they did include one)

Bottom Line:   
I mostly ride on surfaced trails that have varying terrain, including washouts. Comfort is important to me, as is leverage. Bars were actually too wide, so I took 3/4" off each end with a tubing cutter; now they are perfect. No squeaks, bending, flexing, just solid the whole time! I love these bars. If structure and comfort matter more to you than all-out performance, these are your bars!

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Favorite Trail:   Winnipesaukee River Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Goodale's of Hooksett

Similar Products Used:   Many!

Bike Setup:   Mongoose D40R w/ Rockshox Indy, Bontrager Maverick wheels, Shimano 8-speed pods, Shimano STX-RC derailleurs, Koski v-brakes, Avid levers, Terry saddle.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Daniels a Cross Country Rider from Alameda

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2002

Strengths:    Wide enough for some real leverage
Strong (steel is very forgiving and WAY more resistant to fatigue than aluminum).
Light (for steel) I've had heavier aluminum bars.
Available in 9 and 15 degree sweep.
Stiff (the cross bar keeps it from flexing when I'm really standing on it).

Weaknesses:    Heavy (if you're a weight weenie).

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bar at a budget price. I was skeptical at first. I wasn't sure what to expect but I ordered it anyway. I don't think I could have made a better choice for my particular situation. I'm 6'4", 220 lbs and needed a wider bar for leverage that would be able to take the stress and strain I put on it when standing on the gas pedals while cranking up a big hill with a 2:1 gear ratio. I highly recommend it for any clydesdale on many applications especially where extra leverage is desired. As was stated previously, if you're overly concerned about weight go find yourself a nice lightweight aluminum the tune of $75 or $100.

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Favorite Trail:   South Burma, Annadel State Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Low rise
Titec Hell Bent

Bike Setup:   Spot SS mountain bike frame (yeah, they make more than just MTB frames), Vicious cycles fork, Thompson stem.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeff a Cross Country Rider from Ft Walton

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    Comfortable hand position
Good for people with very wide shoulder(not me)but you can always cut them down

Weaknesses:    Heavy, heavy, heavy
riser puts you in a more upright position which raises your center of gravity and puts less weight on the front tire(which is bad)

Bottom Line:   
If you dont care about weight or handling, these bars are ok. As for me I switched my old straight bar over to my new trek.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   straight bar - double butted aluminum

Bike Setup:   trek fuel 80

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lazy from Québec

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2001

Strengths:    Solide and very good levrage

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I love that bar and i got one for my Kona scab and A'ha. The levrage let me try anything and give the greatest handling.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   All kind of bar.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit, all xt and built to last. Z1 QR 20 all the best for free-riding.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony Garcia a Racer from Santa Rosa, CA. U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2000

Strengths:    real stiff and daliver's all the leverage I could ask for in any condition.

Weaknesses:    aahh.....NOT.

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   Angwish Hill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Dave's Bike Sport

Similar Products Used:   control tec (flat bar),ibis ti. (flat bar)

Bike Setup:   on my surly 1x1 single speed,manitou SXR,chris king hubs,XTR V brakes,bontrager stem and post.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Regina, canada

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2000

Strengths:    Comfortable, cool-looking (w/ crossbar), strong enough for anyone, good price

Weaknesses:    no room for bar accessories, Heavy!!!

Bottom Line:   
I'm glad I added the riser to my bike, it's been a good addition. It added a half-pound (@370 grams), but hey I can deal with that. It's really stiff and looks cool... not a bad product.

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Favorite Trail:   Toilet Bowl

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Specialrise bar, EA70 flatbar, various OEM flat bars

Bike Setup:   '99 Stumpjumper Comp - pretty much stock

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