Bontrager Race X Lite OS Carbon Riser Handlebar

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 240 grams


Product Description

  • 7° Bend
  • 40mm Rise (+/-)
  • 4 degree upsweep
  • 31.8mm clamp section
  • High compression carbon fiber


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yaya a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2009

Strengths:    Shape, width, comfy, looks

Weaknesses:    Maybe not as light as I would have liked it to be

Bottom Line:   
For the price I paid I cannot fault'em really. The 31.8 clam might actually be an overkill but I'm quite heavy and aggressive so it's probably safer that way.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   eBay, new

Similar Products Used:   Titec and Easton Alu

Bike Setup:   Anthem 0, Reba Race, Deus XC, XTR ElixirR etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pynis McDermott a Racer from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2009

Strengths:    Light, Strong, Great Bend, Best Price on Ebay

Weaknesses:    None, I Love Em

Bottom Line:   
I think this bar setup is awesome. At first, I made the mistake of buying the flat bars, and did not like them. I wanted something lighter than the Select Big Sweep on my bike since I was starting to race, and I am glad I found these bars. I am a Rock Crusher/Clydesdale, and I have taken this X-Cal on some of the toughest trails AZ has to offer. I've pushed the limit of what you might think these bars can take, and they keep on cruising. I am looking at other carbon riser bars right now for a FS, and I am really glad I bought these at such a great price on the Bay.

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Favorite Trail:   Your Mom's Bush

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race X-Lite OS Flat Bars, Bontrager Select Big Sweep.

Bike Setup:   2008 Gary Fisher X-Cal, X-7 shifters, X-9 RD, X-7 FD, Hollowtech II Crankset, Shimano Hydraulic Brakes, Bonty Rythym Comp UST Wheels w/ Maxxis Ignitor (front) and Crossmax (rear), Bonty Race X-Lite Stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by test_nein a Weekend Warrior from San Antonio, TX

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2009

Strengths:    Strong as hell, and easy on the hands on rough trails.

Weaknesses:    As far as carbon bars go they are more on the heavey side, but as far as bars in general do they are VERY light.

Bottom Line:   
Great bars all around, pretty light, soaks up bumps nice so they dont kill your hands on descending. Kinda high dollar (check ebay for good deals). I feel really comfortable with these, they are supper tought and i never feel like im going to snap them. If your looking for some nice resonably light carbon bars these are them.

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Favorite Trail:   McAllister/OP

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Alumminum Flats (previous ones)

Bike Setup:   '98 V-link 1.2
Marzocchi XC600 TST2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by frazedh a Downhiller from coventry england

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2008

Strengths:    light,strong,light,good looking,stiff, light.
oh did i mention that these bars are really light.


Weaknesses:    retail price, god bless ebay.

Bottom Line:   
top bit of kit, not cheap but thats probly a good thing when it comes 2 bars.

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Favorite Trail:   fort willaim

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   raceface evolve dh.

Bike Setup:   strong but light.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neill Hammond a Weekend Warrior from Higham Ferrers

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    Great shape, super looks, very stiff

Weaknesses:    Not as light as true carbon bars

Bottom Line:   
I have the race XXX Lite bars on my Rift Zone, and they are much lighter, but much more expensive. As a carbon wrap bar you get the best of both worlds - super strong alloy inside, super cool carbon look outside. At 240gs for 650mm wide OS bar, weight is not an issue. Get these bars if you want a great look and feel combined with awesome strength.

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Favorite Trail:   Stanwick

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $85.00

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race XXX Lite Riser & Flat bars, FSA 240

Bike Setup:   Marin Indian Fire Trail with Mavic 317 Rims, Truvativ Firex 3.2, Juicy 5's, Fox Float RL32, XTR 960 shifters/mechs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Victor a Cross Country Rider from Coatesville, PA

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight.

Weaknesses:    They're pricey.

Bottom Line:   
I was worried about snapping them on monster climbs, the kind where I'm pulling up with enormous force as I try to power up on the single speed, given their light weight. But they have held serve wonderfully. For awhile, I kept thinking on every climb, "maybe this time they'll snap". But they never do, and I quit thinking about it.

Excellent results for me, so far. This stuff is good sauce: 5 chilis!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $115.00

Bike Setup:   Raleigh XXIX, single-speed, fully-rigid

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