Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 Carbon XC Flat Handlebar

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $180.49


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Product Description

Lightweight, high modulus, unidirectional carbon bar. 160g high modulus unidirectional carbon 15mm rise 9° back sweep x 740mm or 780mm 31.8mm bar clamp 2 year warranty


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jparman a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2012

Strengths:    Light weight, strong, durable, comfortable, vibration damping

Weaknesses:    spendy(ish), asymmetrical markings on the bars

Bottom Line:   
I had these bars for a little over a year before I felt it necessary to replace them. I crashed them hard on a rock last year, so much so that it scraped off the topcoat and gouged into the first layer of carbon. There was no cracking so I continued to use them through last week when I crashed into a tree so hard that he brake ('12 avid elixir 7) collapsed and crushed itself into the bar (not the clamp, the actual, physical brake that holds the lever). There was a fair amount of impact damage and it was clearly time for replacement. After taking the bars off, I leaned them against my concrete porch step to see what they were made of. After a few stomps, nothing happened. I jumped on them 15-20 times with all 165 .lbs of myself, flexing, but never braking them. The hole/crease where I punctured the bar never got any worse and after a few minutes I gave up. The new set should arrive at the LBS today.

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Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race Lite flats and risers, Titec.

Bike Setup:   '11 Hifi, XO/XT, Fox, Thompson, Crankbros. Avid, Maxxis/Schwalbe,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2012

Strengths:    Weight, strength, looks.

Weaknesses:    Umm. Hmmm.

Bottom Line:   
Good looking bars that are light and seem very strong. A little spendy, but I've seen much more pricey carbon bars.

Like the positioning marks for adjusting clamps.

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