Manitou Protaper OS Carbon Handlebar

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 200 grams MSRP : $130.00


Product Description

The Protaper OS Carbon has an unsurpassed stiffness to weight ratio. Reinforced in critical control mounting areas. Damage tolerant lay up. Moto-inspired permanent graphics.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jack a Cross Country Rider from Lewes, Sussex UK

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2007

Strengths:    Angles seem perfect. Lenght is perfect for XC. |With small grips ideal for small hands.Look Good.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Never ridden with Carbon bars before but some how they feel really good. They seem to absorb any hits more than my previous Ali bars.Excellent length and tapered ends for allowing a small grip size. The angles feel perfect for climbing and downhill riding on XC trails.
Can't give 5 as I can't compare with any others. I'd buy them again.

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Favorite Trail:   Castle Hill South Downs

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   With Bike

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Julinas XS with X build kit. These bars were on instead of Syncross Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Robert a Cross Country Rider from Valatie,NY

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    Looks,soaks up all vibrations my fork doesn't

Weaknesses:    Haven't really found any at this point

Bottom Line:   
These bars are really good as long as your not doing drops that are over 5ft. I would reccomend these bars to the rider that is looking for a good strength to weight ratio.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   aluminum

Bike Setup:   Trek 4300 XT Manitou Race face Avid

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Answer ProTaper OS Carbon Question

Just got a set of these bars and they have markings on them that state to only mount controls between the two marks but they seem way to close to the center of the bar to me. Anyone mount the controls outside of those lines and if so has it caused any issues?Read More »

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