Bontrager PG titanium handlebar Handlebar

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00

Product Description

Bontrager PG titanium handlebar

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Felipe Bitu a Cross Country Rider from Brazil

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2004

Strengths:    - Strong
- Lightweight

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   

It´s the handlebar I´m using for the last 8 years

One of the best handlebars on the market

Titanium is the best material for handlebars

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Favorite Trail:   Telegrafo

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Alfameq Aluminum Handlebars

Bike Setup:   Kona Kula, XT/XTR mix, Judy SL, THUMBSHIFTERS

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Toshi Clark a Cross-Country Rider from Tacoma, WA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 1999

Light (150 grams)
Strong (titanium is very strong and resilient)
No creaks, despite the use of a delrin shim
It has that cool, destinctive titanium patina to it, even after several years of use
No ugly anodized colors

A hard crash slightly bent one side

Bottom Line:   
This bar was relatively inexpensive, and did very well (if I remember correctly) in a Bicycling mag strength test of bars, where they were cycled many times on a fatigue tester. Titanium is probably the best metal for handlebars, as it is resilient, like steel, yet light. This is a good handlebar, and there is probably one similar to it in Bontrager's current lineup. It gets four stars because it bent a bit.

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Answer Taperlite, countless generic aluminum bars (that inevitably crack)

Bike Setup:   
I've used this bar on my xc bike since spring '96, and it has given me no problems (other than the slight bend that is really unnoticeable)

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