Icon Diesel Handlebar

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

ICON Diesel


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan parrett a Weekend Warrior from socorro, nm, usa

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2002

Strengths:    strong
very little flex
price


Weaknesses:    maybe weight but i don't care

Bottom Line:   
i wish that i could find another one of these bars for future bikes of mine. it is good for and ne that is going to be brutial on the handle bar.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   mostly strong xc stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Tucson, Arizona

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

Strengths:    Works as advertised, good manuf. quality

Bottom Line:   
Got mine on clearance after realizing I needed a taller bar with more sweep & the Icon fit the bill. I like 8-9 degree sweep, hate flat bars & bar ends, and the Icon feels good to me. Since my purchase other friends have gotten this bar & have been very satisfied.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Answer, Ritchey


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Parrett a Cross Country Rider from Alexandrea, Va, USA

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2000

Strengths:    Strong, Nice finish

Weaknesses:    sightly heavy

Bottom Line:   
It is extremly strong even strong enough to hold my weight (210 lb.) with bar ends and still have no flex at all. I don't see how you could bend the thing. I will never need a new handle bar due to breakage.

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Favorite Trail:   I don't know let

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   supergo.com

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   khs sport Lx, xt combo

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Grand Rapids, MI

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2000

Strengths:    Stiff, Cheap

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is the third handlebar I have had on my current bike. The stock alloy bar that came with the bike was fine, but I felt that I needed something lighter. I swithed to a Scott carbon fiber bar with intergrated bar-ends. It was quite a bit lighter, but very flexy. I decided I needed something with a bit more stiffness. The Icon was on sale, so I scooped it up.

It has been great! I'm sure it is heavier than the Scott, but I don't notice it on the trail. It took me about a week to get used to the increased width. I adjusted my climbing style to compensate for the lack of bar ends. I would not go back to a flat bar!

Buy this bar if:
1. You want to experiment with a riser bar. For $20 from Supergo, how can you go wrong?
2. You need a wider bar.
3. You need a stiff bar.

Don't buy this bar if:
1. You know how much your crank bolts weigh. This is not the lightest bar in the world.
2. You think riser bars are a fad.
3. You need a narrow bar.

Good luck and ride on!

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Favorite Trail:   Ft Custer

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Scott Carbon Fiber, Cheap OEM Alloy

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 880, Manitou SX, XT, Race Face, Time, Etc.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Roger a Cross Country Rider from Norway

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2000

Strengths:    Price!!!

Weaknesses:    Bad quality!!!

Bottom Line:   
This thing sucks, i had to change my risers after one sason. Did not fall or crash in any way, it just bent and that was it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race

Bike Setup:   Klein Mantra race XT/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Berkeley, CA

Date Reviewed: December 6, 1999

Strengths:    
light, inexpensive


Weaknesses:    
anodized (shows scratches easily)


Bottom Line:   
Good solid handlebar. It's cheap, light, and long enough (580mm) that even with my 44 chest I don't feel cramped. I'm probably going to cut it down a little bit, just to conform to my personal riding style, but it's a helluva lot better than having a too-short bar and have to send it back.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Zoom 170


Bike Setup:   
Airborne Lucky Strike w/Icon stem and seatpost

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