Club Roost Roost Comp 2 Handlebar

4.31/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $55.00


Product Description

Club Roost Comp 2


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Lexa Doig a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2004

Strengths:    Didn't break yet.

Weaknesses:    Weight and labelling.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the IDB-150 model, printed on the bar was the inscription:

165 grams

I put in on my weighing scale it tipped 180 grams!!! This is false advertisement! Do not buy Club Roost products!

If I'm gonna bonk on my next ride the extra 15 grams on this bar is to blame!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Andromeda

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Haro, JD Components, Kalloy, etc

Bike Setup:   Hardtail crap

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Man from Blaeanau Dump

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2002

Strengths:    Very strong and stiff

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best bars ever

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Favorite Trail:   Deri

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   azonic risers

Bike Setup:   custom DMR trailstar LT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dwayne a Racer from State College

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2002

Strengths:    Very stiff, has a nice bend to it that makes it comfortable on the wrists

Weaknesses:    Finish is slippery, not much room to mount things

Bottom Line:   
When I bought the bike off a friend (replacing my high end steel bike with over 25,000 miles on it), this is the bar he had put on it. I've broken two handlebars before through fatigue, so the brace looked promising. The wall diameter of the bar is pretty high (I think around 3-4mm, would have to measure for sure), which makes it pretty stiff, but not very light. One thing you won't notice immediately from looking at the bar is how much room is taken away by the neding of the bar itself. The brace takes away a lot of the room for a computer (I use a Sigma Sport Targa, which mounts on the stem, works great), but I can mount my Cateye dual-beam lights w/o a problem. The finish on the bar itself makes it very slippery with all grips I've tried, so I bought a set of clamp-on ODI grips, and they work very well. Overall the bar is very stiff, and very durable. I weigh around 205, and I've competed in quite a few XC and downhill races with the bike. If I were to replace it I would probably go with an Easton Monkey riser bar, seems to be a good product if you can find it. For the cost of the Club Roost (retail around 35 in the shop I work in) it's a good buy if you're looking for something strong. Overall rating is down because of the limited amount of space on the bar, and the fact that it's almost necessary to use clamp-on grips.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Answer HyperLite, Specialized, Bontrager Crowbar

Bike Setup:   '98 Cannondale SuperV 900Comp, DD60 Headshok, Spinergy Spox, Magura Racelines, Race Face cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke Bramley a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2002

Strengths:    nice looks
impact brace for extra psychological benefit when doing something stupid!!


Weaknesses:    impact brace fidly to fit

Bottom Line:   
i got mine in a fancy shot peened blue colour, very nice

i havent had any problems with the impact brace, but my bars came with 2 little rubber washers, probably to remedy this loosening problem, and my bolts have stayed tight, althought they have started to rust slightly, but my bike stays out all day at a train station in all weathers as i commute

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   kalloy riser bars


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dougal a Weekend Warrior from sunny england

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2002

Strengths:    very cheap, comes with optional brace, range of colours

Weaknesses:    slight creaking from teh brace, fixed by greasing. apart from that they look a little thin to inspire confidence when used for a long time.

Bottom Line:   
excellent bars. in about 5 years of riding I haven't found a set of bars that match me as well as the club roost's. they have a nice easy sweep in them and are just about long enough to feel really good. just stick on and enjoy teh improved ride!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   tioga risers, worldforce risers


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Darin Chester a Weekend Warrior from West Sacramento, CA

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2002

Strengths:    Stiff, came with cross bar but I never used, came long enough so you can cut off if necessary.

Weaknesses:    Bland looks, nothing more.

Bottom Line:   
I think they kicked ass considering the abuse they got, three weeks in Moab, Downieville, Rubicon, and other fine resorts.

I didn't care too much for the cross bar, plus i didn't want to bash my knee on it if i bailed. I painted them black after a couple years and masked off the Club Roost brand, turned out fine. I wrecked a few times but never bothered the bars. The rise and sweep were great for XC riding, anything higher and it would have been uncomfortable. I cut mine to 25" from 27".

If you're looking for a good pair of bars consider these. I got them in silver but i'm sure they come in black by now. I won them through mtbr.com and got them from Aardvark.

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Favorite Trail:   Hole in the Ground

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Aardvark Cycles - aardvarkcycles.com

Similar Products Used:   Used flat bar prior, just bought new Race Face air alloy low risers.

Bike Setup:   Intense Tracer, Race Face SYStem, Race Face ISIS LP w/RF BB, Race Face post, XT shifters, Machine Tech levers, XTR v brakes, Machine Tech hubs w/Sun rhyno lites, XT drivetrain,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Boden a Weekend Warrior from Wigan, England

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2001

Strengths:    Really strong, great price

Weaknesses:    I originally used to get an un-nerving cracking sound from the brace, this was fixed by using a dab of grease between the bar and the brace

Bottom Line:   
Great, cheap bar... No problems really with this. I use it for everyday riding but its more than strong enough for DH... One annoying thing is that the brace means you struggle to fit a cycle computer or light bracket.

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Favorite Trail:   Rivington

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Charnock Richard, Nr Wigan


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben (ICEMAN) Estdale a Weekend Warrior from Dover, Kent, England

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2000

Strengths:    Reliability, Price

Weaknesses:    Average looks

Bottom Line:   
Boring looks hide a very capable control stick. the only problems so far is a slight losening in the brace which I have fixed by supergluing the bolt on when tight, No probs since!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Penshurst

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Activ Folkestone

Similar Products Used:   Trans-X Cheapo bar

Bike Setup:   STS1000ds XTR/XT setup with to bollocks kit

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by tim a Racer from belgium

Date Reviewed: November 2, 1999

Strengths:    
strong, reasonably lightweight, optional brace, price


Weaknesses:    
hard to get/keep grips on, brace is fiddly to fit (diffent colour as well)


Bottom Line:   
its an okay handlebar, considering the price , the finish looks good but its not exactly optimum for putting grips on (they slip a lot) but thats a fairly common default, the rise and sweep are work well and they are comfortable to use, overall they are a good bar to use. they handle well over jumps and bumps and stuff and maintenance is mininmal.

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Favorite Trail:   
local woods

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
azonic risers


Bike Setup:   
trek 7000 w/judy dh, xt drivetrain, sun rhyno lites (basic playbike)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Liwei a Cross-Country Rider from Bayside, NY

Date Reviewed: July 30, 1999

Strengths:    
stongest bars i have ever seen. i dont know how many times i have crashed. this is the only componenet on my bike that has not yet been broken durning a crash.


Weaknesses:    
NONE


Bottom Line:   
this is a kick ass product

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Favorite Trail:   
alleypond and bethpage areas

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
santacrus suprelite, judy 100, spox, and full xt, syncros seatpost with raceface stem.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from Billings, Montana

Date Reviewed: July 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Good width and rise. VERY comfortable on the wrists and back.


Weaknesses:    
A little heavy, but less than a flat bar w/ bar ends.


Bottom Line:   
Once trying a riser bar I won't go back to flat bars. I have the 30 mm rise which is just right. I run it without the brace for cross-country riding.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Flat bars only.


Bike Setup:   
Stumpjumper hardtail w/ Manitou. Ritchey stem.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Corner a Weekend Warrior from Cheshire

Date Reviewed: July 2, 1999

Strengths:    
good length - look good - strong


Weaknesses:    
not much rise


Bottom Line:   
Excellent bars . A must for every hardcore trail rider and racer alike .

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Favorite Trail:   
Joey

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
World Force - Trans x


Bike Setup:   
GT Arrowhead - hardtail - d'hill stem - Michelin Tyres - 18 inch

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by JP Salmela a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: March 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Very stiff!! it feels good! not too wide..


Weaknesses:    
It can broken if you hit someone with it!


Bottom Line:   
If you don't have dh bars yet..This is very good product!

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Favorite Trail:   
ahaa

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
custom GT dual bike

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