LP Composites Handlebars Handlebar

4.39/5 (67 Reviews)
MSRP : $80.00


Product Description

DH:
 25", 210g, 1.75" rise
 26", 214g, 1.75" rise

B3:
 22", 125g, flat
 23", 127g, flat

B5:
 22", 125g, flat
 23", 127g, flat

XC
 24", 180g, 1" rise
 25", 183g, 1" rise


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lowjack a Racer from Northern, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, stiff, looks awesome

Weaknesses:    Does not make you hip with the chicks....

Bottom Line:   
Buy it, put it on, and forget it. It is cheap as far as carbon bars go and tough as nails.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos, Saw Kee Wee, LBL (KY)

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   One of them on-line

Similar Products Used:   Aluminum junk, Easton Monkey Lite

Bike Setup:   Moots YBB with lots of nice parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by blahwtf? a Weekend Warrior from BC, but now ab...

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2010

Strengths:    strength, vibration dampening, everything, i love these bars...

Weaknesses:    component clamps need tightening on occasion

Bottom Line:   
imho, i like these better than the eastons. they arent as rigid, which is a big plus. if you like firmness, get the ec90's, i however didnt, and value these. they have them backed up with a 50 yr warranty, just get an in.lbs. wrench + you'll be fine, mine do not have reinforced ends, and the clearcoat tends to loosen up the dual controls after a while, but in 3 years, they have only "needed" retorquing twice. this is a mooot point + i'd stil givem 5 chilis, if they last longer than 5 yrs, id givem 6, + i expect them too. mine are 25.4.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online mail order

Similar Products Used:   ec90

Bike Setup:   am hardtail xt/thompson/carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed Francis a Cross Country Rider from Kailua, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2008

Strengths:    Very cool looking carbon/Kevlar weave ( yellow and black). Strong, and light bars with very comfortable bend.

Weaknesses:    None to date.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these LP Composites bars from Annette's products on eBay, and couldn't be happier. I have both the DH and XC version of the hybrid carbon/Kevlar bars. The bars are amazingly light.... and very stiff..... especially if you buy the 31.8mm diameter. I would recommend that anyone looking to purchase these bars go with the 31.8mm diameter because it's much stiffer than the 25.4mm version. The look of the hybrid ( yellow and black) bars is truly awesome and trick! I can honestly say that these are the best composite bars on the market today... far superior to the other brands such as FSA, Easton, etc. Those other companies don't seem to have the quality that these LP Composites bars do. LP has been around for quite some time.... and they have a excellent customer service policy.... and the bars are guaranteed for 50 years by LP to the original buyer! I doubt I will be riding 50 years from now.... but's it's still cool they offer that kind of warranty!

Bottom line is.... if you want a uber-cool looking set of composite bars.... look no further than these LP Composites bars. I own 3 sets... and will be buying one more this weekend from Annette on eBay. 5 grilled guacamole burgers for this Bad Boy Bar! *****

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Favorite Trail:   Kahuku moto-x track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   eBay/ Annette's Prod

Similar Products Used:   Profile carbon bars

Bike Setup:   not relevant

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George Hansen a Weekend Warrior from Erie, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2008

Strengths:    Gorgeous craftsmanship (I'm an engineer, so I notice small manufacturing details professionally).

Weaknesses:    Can be a little hard to find place to purchase.

Bottom Line:   
A really great choice. Beautifully made and really unique. Not sure why you don't hear more about these guys. I immediately noticed the vibration-damping compared with the OEM aluminum bar, as would be expected for CF.

I measured around 205g for my 25" long, 31.8mm clamp diameter, "XC Riser" bar.

Reasonable price and US-made...top shelf!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Ebay-Annette's Products

Similar Products Used:   Easton carbon fiber

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F3 Aluminum Hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris McKim a Cross Country Rider from Tacoma, Washington

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2007

Strengths:    Hybrid weave is amazingly cool. Absorbs some vibration.

Weaknesses:    flexes (see above)

Bottom Line:   
This is for the XC riser bar. These bars are great deal through Annette on ebay. I use them driving an off-road tandem = no lifting the front end over obstacles and trying to steer 350lbs of mass. This bar handles it all with no complaints. It does have some noticable flex which took a bit to get used to visually. I still notice it if the trail is boring. That flex really allows the bar to reduce buzz and vibration. Strong bar and light weight. LP has a 50 year defect warranty and a 12 month free crash replacement.

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Favorite Trail:   Monarch Crest

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Easton monkeylite, Scott at2-lf, many aluminum bars

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Conquistador Tandem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Al a Weekend Warrior from Rome, NY

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2007

Strengths:    Light, very comfortable. Soaks up bumps well. Looks good!

Weaknesses:    Upper-most layer of bar makes the diameter just slightly bigger than most aluminum bars, and will make removing/applying brake levers, shifters, and grips VERY difficult!

Bottom Line:   
I like the bar because it is nice and light, and eats-up road vibrations well. And it looks cool.

I use this bar on a Jamis Exile 29'er with a rigid fork, so a more compliant bar was a must for me. This bar does well in those regards.

But the top layer on the bar is a plastic-like substance which increases the outside diameter. This makes applying your accessories/drivetrain components incredibly difficult. I had to use a sanding bit to drill out the inside clamp diameter of my brake levers just to slide them onto the bar. And my grips were also very difficult to apply.

I am happy with the bar now. But when it comes time to upgrade anything that's attached to the bar, I won't like it very much.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $95.00

Bike Setup:   Jamis Exile 29'er SS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by konstantinos sapounakis a Cross Country Rider from greece

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2007

Strengths:    nice design light strong quite rare in europe

Weaknesses:    it is impossible to fit some high end bar end plugs


Bottom Line:   
great product very stif and nearly hard to ride without gloves!
make the front of the bike very responsive and u appreciate the quality of your fork
if the fork is crap and with lateral flex change it first!
got one on both bike no problem
they handle without difficulty the bar ends and all the climbing out of the saddle peddaling

the price was ok but the postage ruined me...
are worth the hasle if u want a quality product with a different design
i owe the xc bar 5 degrees 0 riser

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Favorite Trail:   x poros

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   lp directly

Similar Products Used:   conventional (alu ) stms
ritchey , coda


Bike Setup:   lapierre x conrol evo 2 with fournales fork
cannondale caad 3 fatty D
both with xt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gerry a Cross Country Rider from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2006

Strengths:    Superlight and super strong

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This handlebar rocks. Value for the money, you cannot find a better buy. If you follow the manufacturer's specification as far as torque is concerned, no reason for this handlebar to crack nor break. Not unless you probably abuse it, what won't break?

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Favorite Trail:   too many to mention

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $57.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Easton Carbon Monkeylite

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Scalpel Sobe Team, Titanium Lefty, XT / XTR combo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by si harry a Cross Country Rider from inverness, Scotland

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006

Strengths:    got this bar to replace my cracked easton monkeylites. great price from LP as the had a blemish which I cannot find. look cool as on my Klein. the flex does take some getting used to though.

Weaknesses:    none. The bar i got was a 'second' from the LP factory which means it has a cosmetic blemish...hey i can find it and it was only $49.....

Bottom Line:   
great bar, great price, I wont be seeing many of these in Scotland...he...he...he..

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Favorite Trail:   Cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   easton monkeylite, moots ti

Bike Setup:   klein attitude race, king, cane creek, XT/XTR, raceface etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Jones from Lufkin, Texas

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2006

Strengths:    Stout, Stiff, yet compliant

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
Mo'-Bettah' bar than riders' abilitiy to destroy it ;) Gets the job done that the 105 Marzocchi can't handle on the small-vibes, & then some extra on the big, over-th'-bar hits. If ya' ain't pushin' th' envlope, you ain't ridin'...
A full ten-flamin' rapid-release habanero turds from La Unica. None of that Tex-Mex cloggin' up th' colon. whooooeeeee! Go out & get you one... The Arimid-Carbon looks sweet as well. This sweet bar is worth every dime.

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Favorite Trail:   Tyler State Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Easton

Bike Setup:   99 GT Hardtail (most-BOMBER frame), Marzocchi, XT, Raceface, Sun, WTB, blah, blah...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul C a Weekend Warrior from Boca Raton, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2006

Strengths:    Strength, weight, end plugs, looks, quality and on and on...

Weaknesses:    Maybe a little wide (I have the XC riser bar) but not terrible.

Bottom Line:   
These are great bars (XC riser, Aramid yellow fiber weave). Done some big jumps and had some real nasty spills, not a flinch. Always get compliments on the color and pattern. Very strong and smooth. Love em!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cmdrpiffle a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz Ca. USA

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2004

Strengths:    Durability, strength, safety, looks

Weaknesses:    Look, it's a tiger yellow weave carbon fibre
handle bar...how could there be a weakness?


Bottom Line:   
Very safe bar. I've used em all from the 5000 series
aluminum to the 7000 series. Last bar was a Easton Hyperlite.
That said, I got the 22" B5, and CUT 1" off of each side
with my Dremel. Put the plugs back in, and put some
shorty carbon bar-ends on. I think this is a bullet
proof bar so far. NO complaints. This from an ex Cat-1
rider who's snapped a 5000 series alum bar at highway
speeds. Never again. Point of contact failures suck.
I'd recommend this bar. Truth is, I lusted after it for
the look, and bought it as bling, then really learned to
appreciate the quality of it.
Ride on

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Favorite Trail:   Niscene Marks/Soquel Demo

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   mail order/uhh, I forget who from

Similar Products Used:   None


Bike Setup:   Clark Kent F-12..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from State College, PA

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2004

Strengths:    MTB riser Bar has good flex. Before these my hands use to ache on long rides or downhill techy stuff. Excellent customer service from LP!

Weaknesses:    None for me and I ride them hard. A friend broke one in a bad crash and LP sent a replacement. The replacement is holding up well despite a lot of abuse.

Bottom Line:   
I would buy these again, added the Braids Jr extensions and with the variation of hand positions and minimal flex from bar, hands never get sore like with a steel bar. I'm 195lbs and havn't experienced excessive flex like some other posters.

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Favorite Trail:   Tussey Mtn

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Steel

Bike Setup:   GT I-drive 1.0, LP seat post and Bar with Braids Jr, Spinergy Xyclone wheels, Sram RD and cassette w/ Twist Grip Shifters. XTR FD, Rock Sid Rear shock with Lockout, Avid Juicy Seven Hyd brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris b a Cross Country Rider from Richmond, VA

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    A Strong carbon fiber DH bar. Excellent trail chatter damping. This bar smooths the trail out like butter. No more tired arms! Great looks and greater price!

Weaknesses:    Not the lightest carbon bar, but I like the added strength for peace of mind.

Bottom Line:   
This is everything I wanted in a carbon bar without the fear it was going to snap on anything rough. I have heard that the Easton bars will break if you abuse them so I opted for the LP DH version in a 26" length. The sweep of this bar is great at 10 degrees. It puts your hands and wrists in a very comfortable postition. The Damping of this bar is wonderful. It lets you ride longer with much greater comfort and controll. Excellent price point on this bar very affordable at 70$. If you are looking for a carbon bar for your trail bike or cross country rig go with LP a Top Quality Handlebar. five flaming frogs!

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Favorite Trail:   Powhite

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Cycle path in Portland ,OR

Similar Products Used:   Bontregar crowbar, Titec Flat tracker, Specialized special rise, etc.

Bike Setup:   I have this Bar on my Specialed Enduro FSR. A "Trail bike" or all mountain with 5" travel front and rear. Marzocchi Z1 on the front. I am using a Profile Stiffy stem with it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Cross Country Rider from Redmond, Wa, USA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

Strengths:    lightweight, aborbs hits well, and very strong

Weaknesses:    have not found any

Bottom Line:   
I would not buy anything else.

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Favorite Trail:   Tiger Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $89.00

Purchased At:   LP store

Similar Products Used:   Scott aluminum bars

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX 770, DX/XT/XTR, Marzocchi Z.1 X-Fly, Specialized Endro Pro tubelss tires, Chris King, LP seat post & barends

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