Koski Engineering XC Riser Bars Handlebar

4/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • 2024-T6 butted Aluminum
  • Available in Polished Silver or Shot Blast Black
  • Length: 630mm, 24.8"
  • Weight: 240g.

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Crazy Bit#$ a Weekend Warrior from Upstate NY

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

    Strengths:    -Decent sweep and rise
    -Nice width
    -Looks nice,but...

    Weaknesses:    -Too light(as in fragile...bent on a flight of stairs)
    -Some flex..

    Bottom Line:   
    Decent bars,I guess...but they bend.They're more suited to XC than the insane beatings I was subjecting them to.If you ride mildly technical XC,these are for you.For aggressive applications GET SOMETHIN' STRONGER!!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   The internet

    Similar Products Used:   Titec Hellbent,Azonic Doublewall,flat bars

    Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jason a Downhiller from Marin County, CA

    Date Reviewed: March 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Lighter weight, 27" wide, 7075-T6 riser bar, comfortable geometry.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    The bars are GREAT! The 12° backsweep with the 5° upsweep allows for the perfect positioning with a 27" wide bar. They are very stiff, and are a good looking. Aside from the drivetrain and brakes, its an all California company bike. These bars are perfect for the "Freeride" type who has a longish travel bike that can be ridden uphill. They aren't as burley (heavy) as the Koski DH bars I have, but have the same geometry. If you are in need of a bar upgrade I would consider seriously these Koski XC Pro Gold Edition bars.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Answer, Azonic, Profile, Easton

    Bike Setup:   '01 Bullit, XT/XTR drivetrain, Hayes hydraulic brakes, WTB LaserDisc DH wheels, WTB Momentum headset, WTB MotoRaptor 2.4 DS tires, Koski Bar, Stem, and Saddle, '00 Marzocchi Mr.T

    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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    2" Riser bars for XC

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    Raceface Next XC riser bars

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    XC Flat or Riser Bars for Kids?

    I think my daughter is 9 and doing fine with flat XC bars. Even though they're not as wide as riser bars they seem proportional to her size. Plus I've changed the stem from straight to one with a rise. I'm wonder what kind of bars other parents have on their kids bikes. Especially if you changed fro ... Read More »

    XC flat or riser bars???

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