Strengths: I forgot when I got this, surely like 8+ years before, 23 inches with the extra light weight of 85 grams. Made of Composite CarbonKevlar, it got cool looking of Hybrid black and brownish yellow weave.
no more in production, grab one if you can find! If you like to use barend, it may not be fitted, because composite of CarbonKevlar is slight thicker built in this handle bar, on counterpart, it give me more confident than using easton (non carbon fiber)with very think wall.
Bike Setup: Kestrel Rubicon Comp, Schwinn Homegrown Comp, Vail Cycle Works Single Speed
from Chapel Hill, NC
Date Reviewed: July 3, 2001
Strengths: Great bar. Light weight, good looking, and durable.
Weaknesses: Expensive, maybe.
This bar has been great. A component is great when you don't have to think about it, and this is one of them. I have had it for 4 years, and never had a problem, I just don't think about it unless someone comments on my cool bar. Buy one, and if you do break it, the replacement is free, forever!
Bike Setup: this bar,sun/ringle wheels, xtr brakes, 858 pedals
Date Reviewed: February 17, 2000
Strengths: Light (120g), Strong, Cool looking
Weaknesses: could be wider, with more sweep 3 degrees isn't enough
If you like flat bars, you can't beat these. There light, stong, and if you do crash and break'em, Which is the only way you will break'em they have a lifetime warranty, how many other bars this light have that.
a Cross-Country Rider
Date Reviewed: October 29, 1999
Strengths: light, looks cool, 3 degree bend ( some one else said it was straight)
Weaknesses: it broke
i have had it for more than two years and never had a problem with, and i crash alot...hard. never a problem until about a week ago i hit a tree and it snapped. but it did last through two years of abuse
from College Park, MD
Date Reviewed: May 4, 1999
Strengths: Light, Cool Carbon Pattern, wow factor
Weaknesses: Light, no sweep, can't put in end plugs, expensive(did I mention the wow factor?)
This is a very light bar, I'd say very close to 100 grams. If you are after light weight and want to impress your friends, then this is a pretty cool bar. However, it is still a carbon bar, prone to micro-cracks, so take it easy on the installation. Also, the bar is dead straight, no bend, fine for me, but may not be for everyone. The bars came with composite reinforcements to allow attatchment of bar-ends, but I can't put in endplugs because of the reinforcements. Overall, pretty cool. However, there are some newer bars available with sweep.