Kore Elite Handlebar

4.82/5 (17 Reviews)
Weight : 145 grams MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

  • Easton EA-70 taper wall aluminum
  • Glass bead blasted
  • Anodized graphics
  • Available in black, red & silver
  • Available with 3° or 5° bends 580mm width


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by George F a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa, Canada

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 2005

    Strengths:    VERY light, I love the glass bead finish and looks.

    Weaknesses:    None at all.

    Bottom Line:   
    I had the riser bars that came with my Marin. As soon as I put on the Kore Elite Bar I noticed a big difference! This bar is light, looks great and has withstood the punishment i dished out in a years worth of riding so far! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    Favorite Trail:   Sunview

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Bike Setup:   Marin Novato Triple Butted 7005 Aluminum Edge Tubed Frame, Mavic Crossrides, Bontrager Comfort K Hardcase Tires, Rock Shocks Jett 2, Kore Elite XC Comp Handlebars, Kore lite 3 Stem, Avid Arch Rival V-Brakes, Avid Speed Dial SD 2.0L Brake Levers, TruVativ 5D Crank, WTB Momentum Comp ST Headset, WTB Rocket V Saddle, Sette 7 APX seat post, Shimano XT Derailleurs, Cateye Wireless 7 computer, Profile briefs bar Ends, BLT mini-Doppler Light.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike Odie a Weekend Warrior from SLC, Utah

    Date Reviewed: January 28, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong, Light, the glass bead finish looks spectacular

    Weaknesses:    Only comes in a straight bar

    Bottom Line:   
    I Look like a football player, and weigh 260lbs. Easton aluminum can take a beating. even off the small drops, which for me is the same as a 10 footer. I you want light weight without losing strength, this is it.

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    Favorite Trail:   None

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   EBay

    Similar Products Used:   Answer Hyperlite (no longer in production)

    Bike Setup:   2002 Trek 4500 16.5 frame, With Kore Lite Stem, Kore Elite Bar, Marzocchi Z.4 air 80mm fork. Stock everything else.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew Klauser a Cross Country Rider from Feldafing

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, nice finish and design, holds out.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good product. I put 220 lbs on it, and it just endures. Very nice finish, too. Since I tend to change the handlebar once every two years or after a crash, I bought some new ones in red (they are cheap at my local dealer, now, and the black ones have run out already). Well, don't. They are more a kind of pink, in fact, and look somewhat ridiculous. The one and only straight handlebar which might beat it: the Syntace Duraflight. These are only available at 9° and 12° bend, now. The 6° which I used are obviously no longer made by Syntace. So byby for me with Syntace.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Hibike

    Similar Products Used:   Concept, Syntace, Ritchey Comp and Pro.

    Bike Setup:   Trek 9900 OCLV

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shaffe a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Collins CO USA

    Date Reviewed: October 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Way light- appears strong, overall just kewl lookin.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    bought off ebay. very cool bars if you like straights. get ya a pair! (of these bars.)

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    Favorite Trail:   Horsetooth area

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   15.00

    Similar Products Used:   easton bars

    Bike Setup:   gt aggressor 3.0- raceface cranks/ bb, kore bars, post & b-52 stem

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Reaper a Weekend Warrior from Georgia

    Date Reviewed: December 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Lightweight, strong, and inexpensive.


    Weaknesses:    It has to put up with my abuse.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm used to a riser bar and thought I'd try a flat. I'm still getting used to it, but noticed a difference when hauling flat out. I'm 210 pounds and this light bar scared me at first, but it's stronger than it looks. I'm still working up the nerve to do a decent drop on it. Definently recommend it. Can you think of a reason not to get one for just $19?

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    Favorite Trail:   Deer Run

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $19.00

    Purchased At:   Cambriabike.com

    Similar Products Used:   broom handle, crowbar, twigs of assorted sizes.

    Bike Setup:   Giant Iguana, Thomson, Velomax, Titec, Kore

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BVBR a Racer from Ocomukowonawaukesha, WI

    Date Reviewed: October 25, 2001

    Strengths:    Lightweight without being stupid light

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bar for the money. I haven't encountered any problems after a year of abuse. Nashbar has them for $19.95 now, so I may get another for my other bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   The Lab

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $24.00

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   SC Superlight

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Oregon

    Date Reviewed: September 16, 2001

    Strengths:    It's light (230 grams for 1" rise)
    Not too wide


    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I have the Kore Lite Riser, 1" Cross country version. It is light and works great. Enough said.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Corratec Bad Bone
    Race Face Air Alloy (too wide for single track)


    Bike Setup:   Ibis Mojo

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jaquez de prieux a Cross Country Rider from frances

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2001

    Strengths:    it is metal
    not affiliated with microsoft


    Weaknesses:    doesn't do my dishes or walk my dog

    Bottom Line:   
    it is a handlebar made of metal. it will do the job. it is hollow. no great technology here. pointless to review. it is kore=it is good. get a life if you feel the need to revies/remove this.

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    Favorite Trail:   le frence de le miue

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $6.00

    Purchased At:   al's bikorama

    Similar Products Used:   baseball bat, pencil, poles of various sizes and shapes

    Bike Setup:   banana seat, big flag thing, baseball card motor noise syst.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Rob from Louisville

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2001

    Strengths:    worked for me.

    Weaknesses:    well they are still going so i guess not.

    Bottom Line:   
    made it for a year on my XC bike, and made it for 3 months on my new free ride bike. They are now back on my XC bike. They are still holding up. I would have to say i like them.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   LBS


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Simon from London

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong
    Light
    Looks


    Weaknesses:    Alu vibration

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a good bar (I have the Lite Bar 2 at 160g, only cost £8 on offer mailorder. It is light and strong - surviving some rough XC races and the South Downs Way challenge (100 off-road miles) last year no problems.
    The only downside is that on rough descents the vibration through the bar can be quite severe - as with most bars (although maybe spring-based forks might make for less vibration coming through the controls). If you want a good XC trail bar and aren't convinced by the riser thing go for these.
    But is you ride rough and have oodles of cash get a Carbon Easton bar as they are meant to absorb a lot of the shock you can get.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX-890 frame (coldrock), Marzocchi z-5s, Hope XC-4s on Mavic x317 / x618, XT and ESP 7.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from Leicester

    Date Reviewed: September 18, 2000

    Strengths:    Strong.. very light

    Weaknesses:    after 3 years good service it began to creek.


    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great handlebar.. After having me yank it around for 3 years I'm not suprised it gave up..

    Good for XC riders. Kore stuff is light and strong.

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    Favorite Trail:   Skiddaw DH

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   stock on bike

    Similar Products Used:   girlfriends pony tail

    Bike Setup:   Marin Mount Vision... XT and other goodies

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jack Pezo a Downhiller from Kansas City, Mo

    Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

    Strengths:    Strong period

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Didn't have anywere to put a reveiw for the Kore Strictly D bars so here it is. Ive bent many bars, put wont bend these. they have a huge crossbar welded on that looks dope. these are SOLID

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   easton, azonic

    Bike Setup:   Kore B52 holdin my Strictly D bars

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by J.R. Johnson a Cross Country Rider from STaTe College, Pa, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2000

    Strengths:    Hey, Its Great

    Weaknesses:    Hey, Nothin

    Bottom Line:   
    Hey, What bad can you say about a handle bar. Its a piece of metal you hold onto and it works fine for that.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Korer a Weekend Warrior from BC

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, nice and strong (i think)

    Weaknesses:    Apparent oversight by Kore, how do I get those bar end plugs out???

    Bottom Line:   
    Very much lighter than my present (Zoom) handlebar.

    Nice finish, but i think they are abit soft because i acidentally hit the end with an Allen key and they is a dent already.

    Otherwise, a great product.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Zoom Handlebar (heavy)

    Bike Setup:   Specialized, mix of kore, LX and XT.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Lee Nelson a Cross-Country Rider from College Station, TX

    Date Reviewed: December 5, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Nice and cheap....
    $6 on supergo and as lite as most $50 bars


    Weaknesses:    
    none so far...


    Bottom Line:   
    5 chilies, this is for the value...

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Lake Bryan

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    crappy specialized stock


    Bike Setup:   
    Specialized hardrock, kore lite stem, indy s

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