Kore Lite 2 Handlebar

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 175 grams


Product Description

  • Double butted 2014 aluminum
  • Glass bead blasted
  • Available in black & silver
  • Available with 3° or 5° bends 580mm width


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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jacob O'Neall from Eubank,Kentucky, USA

    Date Reviewed: September 7, 2003

    Strengths:    everything: light, my Kore Lite 1 weighs 145g; strong, I actually used it on a freeride bike for a fullyear, with no problems; cheap, I bought 2 for $15.00 from Price Point;High Quality, USA made

    Weaknesses:    Are you kidding? NONE, this bar doesn't have a weakness

    Bottom Line:   
    Does its job, and does it well. Even at the regular $40.00 price, this would beat any handlebar for value, and it's perfomance back up its value. It's extremly strong, and alothough its also incredibly stiff, it is somehow very forgiving, and provides a good amount of vibration dampening normaly only found in Ti & carbon bars (and the Kore is more durable since it's aluminum) Also, the Kore light 1 bar is fairly light, I read that it weighs 145g, which is great, considering the pounding I gave it on my freeride bike.(I weigh about 170-175) It was on my freeride bike for about a year, and it withstood numerous hard landings off of drops, jumps, stairs, ramps, and of course, crashes. Even after all that, I put it on my XC bike, and it still looks new, since the quality paint has no scratches. Trail riders, XC racers, and even some freeriders should buy these handlebars.

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    Favorite Trail:   any that's rough & technical

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Similar Products Used:   many, Syntace VRO, Kalloy, Bontrager Crow Bar, Kore XC Riser

    Bike Setup:   The bar was on a freeride bike, but it's now on my xc bike: It's a Schwinn S-30 single pivot frame: WTB Nano Raptor DNA 2.0 tires, Formula hubs, Sram Esp 7.0 Shifters and Rear derailer, Truvativ Firex cranks, Cane-Creek headset, Ritchey Vector comp saddle, Control Tech seatpost, Marzocchi Z-5 100 air fork, Avid SD3 brakes, Kore lite 1 flat bar, Schwinn computer & light, Dimension flat xc pedals(I love flat pedals)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lee a Cross Country Rider from Boston, MA

    Date Reviewed: December 31, 2002

    Strengths:    have had no problems with my handlebar. they are light, strong, and have lasted for 2 years. no complaints

    Weaknesses:    crashed hard in april, slightly compressed the end of the bar were my bar end was, but i crashed hard, hit rock hard, so thats to be expected.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bar for the price, why spend 2 or 3x's as much. have had no problems with my bar. buying a kore xc riser for my Giant NRS that I'm building. Never had a problem with a Kore Component and they're a lot cheaper than similar products. Probably not the best for downhill or freeride, but thats pretty obvious. For xc riding, this bar is great.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   stock on mrazek hardtail

    Bike Setup:   Mrazek BOH FX Hardtail, xt, mavic 225's, kore post, stem, bar.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, inexpensive, well finished, correct width

    Weaknesses:    Ends not reinforced

    Bottom Line:   
    Good bar, light, 3 deg. bend, correct width. Alignment marks are accurate and useful. No reinforcement for bar ends, but no problems yet, either. Happy with purchase.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Race, Control Tech

    Bike Setup:   Who cares?

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ty Law a Racer from Boston, MA

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Amazing handlebar. Hands Down best value for the money. This bar is a gift from God

    Weaknesses:    Ha!

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing bars. Craftsmanship is 2nd to none! Metal is amazing! Best bar ever ridden! Technology in this bar is incredible! A true Modern Marvel of science and technology. Get yours for $10

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    Favorite Trail:   NAM

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Price Point

    Similar Products Used:   other handlebars

    Bike Setup:   Giant NRS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by your hero from boston

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2002

    Strengths:    it is strong, light, strong, inexpensive, and did i mention strong?

    Weaknesses:    it...wait this product has absolutely no weaknesses.

    Bottom Line:   
    this product is super strong. If i wanted to i could take it off my bike, use it as a crow bar, beat a rhino to death, put it back on my bike and it would still be the best out there.

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    Favorite Trail:   you name it

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   some no name that i broke


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by joseph barnwell a Racer from jacksonville al us

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

    Strengths:    a strong none flexing barnfor a cheap price. i have it on both my mud bike and my race bike. i love it. it does not even creak when i am in a race and putting a lot of stress on it when i jump logs and stuff.

    Weaknesses:    NONE!!

    Bottom Line:   
    great bar for any one that is looking for a good deal on a light bar.

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    Favorite Trail:   ironlegs

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   EASTON EA 70

    Bike Setup:   caloi comp w/ xt lx group easton bar ritchy stem and wheelset thompson post xt hubs continental explorer and twister tires

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Somerville, MA

    Date Reviewed: March 1, 2002

    Strengths:    According to PP, I actually have the lite 1, but even still, it's a simple, cheap, STRONG STRONG STRONG bar. I use it on my commuting bike which sees uphill climbs, downhill dirt, stairs, etc. No flex, no creaks, no flexing... adn I weigh 260, so that says a lot.

    Weaknesses:    it doesn't come with a 6 foot blonde to serve me beer.

    Bottom Line:   
    Massive upgrades on my trail bike meant that this bike got some leftovers, and some new parts. The handlebars were new. I yank and crank on em from time to time, lean hard on em when I'm bouncing my way down some stairs... haven't tried standing on em yet though.
    Bonty bars get good reviews... maybe the OEM stock stuff isn't as good. Bonty makes my hands hurt. BAD hurt. Tried new stem, fork, grips, everything. With all the money I blew on my Trek this winter (only the frame and handlebars are stock now... spent roughly $1000 on upgrades) I hadn't bought new handlebars yet.
    This plain, straight, cheap bar doesn't make my hands hurt. It puts up with the stress of me cranking on it, and just...works. So I just ordered another one for the Trek. For a $10 bar to do so well, and be so D***ed comfortable, I can't help but max it out.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager crow bar sport, stock on my trek 6700. That thing makes my hands hurt after 10 minutes. Score another point for this bar.

    Bike Setup:   Nashbar steel frame, (great for $70) Kore Lite 3 stem (great for the money, and strong, but the bolt heads are weak, so the sockets strip out too easy) And most of the old stock stuff from the Trek.

    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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