Litespeed Ti Handlebar Handlebar

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $98.00


Product Description

3Al-2.5V cold-worked Titanium, Litespeed quality.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt from Berkeley, CA

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2006

Strengths:    strength, weight, vibration damping, bulged not shimmed, wide enough for bar ends

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bar. It's 23.5" wide, I think, which as I said above, is enough for bar ends without feeling squished. Unless you're used to riding some sort of 26" riser bar or something. It's a little wider than I would've liked for the tight, twisty, tree-infested trails of the Central Oregon coast, and a little narrower than I would like for my local East Bay trails, which I guess means it's just about right.

The vibration-damping of a ti bar cannot be overstated. After two of my riding buddies and I, all on FS/XC rigs, came bombing through about a mile of rock-infested downward-pitched (not really a downhill, per se) trail, I was the only one who didn't feel beat up in the arms, hand, or wrists, and one of them was using a Monkeylite carbon bar! Then again, maybe I'm just more of a flow rider. I think it's the bar.

All of the above, plus the fact that unlike aluminum and carbon, ti tends to bend before it snaps, makes this quite possibly the best investment an XC-oriented rider can make. And it'll probably be good as new when you're 80 and in a wheelchair.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   Titec PG 118, aluminum crap

Bike Setup:   Titus Racer-X, Titec L-Bend bar ends, ODI Lock-On grips, Shimano Deore thumbshifter left side, SRAM Rocket front shifter right side

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from State College, PA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Bomb proof!

Weaknesses:    Litespeed customer service sucks!

Bottom Line:   
I am a big rider 220 lbs and I broke a pair of Easton bars. I wanted something bomb proof and I got it in these bars. No problems in over 4 years! I have had problems with Litespeed on other customer service issues though so beware of buying a Litespeed bike but the bars are great!

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Favorite Trail:   Rothrock State Forest

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   www.litespeed.com

Similar Products Used:   Easton

Bike Setup:   Litespeed Pisgah

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