a Weekend Warrior
from Kenosha, WI
Date Reviewed: August 25, 2010
Strengths: Strong. Bright white. Wide. Nice bend and angles.
Weaknesses: none. Don't come in oversized, if you're into that.
This is for the non-cross bar, 38mm rise, 5 Butt bars. These things rock. I've ridden for 18 years and have used Carbon, Aluminum, titanium and light weight steel, these bars are above all of those. It was like I got a new bike. I never realized what a difference a stiff bar would make. WAY stiff. And after riding them for the last couple months, I think I've fallen for them...I mean, look, when you pull up over something, it's instant. When going into a corner, I can throw the bike around. The slightest amount of pressure and you get a response. I may be putting more stress on the headtube now, but it's crazy. Climbing out of the saddle and pulling on the bar, there isn't any movement. After riding with these, I can't believe how much my old bars flexed. They are a bit heavy and I could care less. If you ask me, 8 ounces(235 grams) holding up 200 pounds doesn't seem smart anyway. These are worth every sent. And I have a feeling they will last a long time. Maybe even 18 years...I hope they're are around then.
a Weekend Warrior
from anchorage, ak.usa
Date Reviewed: October 25, 2005
Strengths: cr-mo... wide... bmx flavour... brittish-they know how to make bikes these days!
Weaknesses: foreign to the us, kinda landed on these by accident.
cr-mo crossmember bars in a sweet satinized chrome... sure, titanium would be sweeter, but these are wide too-28"(compared with u.s. standard 24") plenty of room for the shifter and brake lever... these are stiff-almost... too stiff! :P
Similar Products Used: no-name crossbar, crowbar, special stock stuff
Bike Setup: '05 hammerhead, on one rigid 420 fork, redline flite II's, crupi pro square pedals, standard stem, sram xo rd, sram x9 gripper, avid bb7 brake and avid old school lever, hope hubs, fsa pig headset, tnt seatclamp, x-lite post, tioga lite cr-mo seat
a Weekend Warrior
from Paradise, NL, Canada
Date Reviewed: October 6, 2005
Strengths: I have these bars on my 2005 Norco 4 HUN with a DMR Headstock stem. I love this setup for street riding.
Weaknesses: I find these bars are wide and they hit off your knees a lot when your doing 180's, x-ups, and barspins.
I love these bars for street but if they were abit shorter it would be better.
Similar Products Used: Azonic Double Wall (D.W.) Riser Bar; some truavic dh one
Bike Setup: Custom built DMR rhythm, rigid trailblade forks, Easton Vice stem, magura louise freeride front brake, 24seven supercross wheels
from Port Moody, B.C., Canada
Date Reviewed: December 22, 2004
Strengths: Indestructable, looks so so good. I got the Black one and i slapped it on my monster T2, it felt so good and stable. Super wide and stable. Good weight.
Get this handle bar if you are into DirtJump, Street, Freeride, or Downhill. I got it for $40 Canadian and it will last me forever. Dont cut it shorter unless you do urban and DJ. Its so so so stable, i never lsoe control with it.
Bike Setup: nirve freek, bombers, wingbar, d321s on hope xc, formula b4s, dorado cranks.
from East Yorkshire
Date Reviewed: March 10, 2003
Strengths: Strong, cut-down markers, strong, well made, give BMX feel which is always good if you're used too it
Weaknesses: too long, need tilted back when they come stock on rhythm
avoid if you don't like something a bit more traditional like xlite assasin, but i ride quite alot of BMX so i appreciate them but are far wider than any bmx h-bar ive come across, so the lines marked in appropriate places come in handy, i took an inch of cos i want to but a shifter on in the future so decided to go careful and it seems to have improvedn them 100% along with tilting them back, but if you tip them too far back be wary of coming off the back while jumping cos theyve got loads of sweep. X-lite assasins are loads nicer.
Similar Products Used: Tioga DH, X-lite Assasin, Club Roost, Bontrager Crowbar, WeThePeople on Thrillseeker (WTPBMX)
Bike Setup: Stock DMR Rhythm 24 awaiting delivery of Fox Vanilla R forx
a Weekend Warrior
from Melbourne, Australia
Date Reviewed: September 2, 2002
Strengths: Lovely shape and BMX -style looks.
The 3-inch rise and good width gives a nice relaxed ride for tall people like me, especially as my frame has a short headtube. The grip section is parallel to the stem section, meaning a wide range of setup angles can be used. Sweep 'em back for cruising or forward for stunts'n'jumps.
Feels very stiff and strong. I have a Alu version - about a pound in weight.
a Cross Country Rider
from Leytonstone London England
Date Reviewed: May 4, 2002
Strengths: Strength, width, colour, sweep, rise, british -everything!
Weaknesses: NONE (ok they are a bit heavy)
Used to ride BMX so I thought I would try these bars out, in short they are perfect. The width is just right and allows for better low speed control than other bars, good for lifting the front of the bike ,also they look great and will last forever (chromoly).
Bike Setup: '02 Balfa BB7, '02 Boxxer, Hayes, dh stuff
from Southampton, Hampshire, England
Date Reviewed: December 21, 2001
Strengths: -Angles, this bar feels so nice the geomatry is so perfect i'm never going to buy another bar again ! -Good price only £30 ($45) -Looks great -Nice 'n' wide but can be cut down
Weaknesses: None !
This bar is the best bar I have ever used it feels soooo nice it looks great and its indistructable. This bar is for anyone who wants a quality bar at a good price its never going to break so you don't have to worry!