Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Nashbar Carbon Riser Handlebar

5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 174 grams

Product Description

  • Length: 660mm
  • Bend: 7 degree
  • Rise: 40mm
  • Material: Carbon
  • Clamp: 25.4mm

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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don Duende a Cross Country Rider from Eastern Sierra

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2007

Strengths:    Light, cheap, carbon and good vibration characteristics. Stealth graphics. 25.4 diameter, I didn't have to change the stem.

Weaknesses:    No prestige. Much wider than the narrow straight handlebar it replaced. Took some getting used to. Sometimes have a cramp in my tricep muscle due the change in upper arm position. This is more of a problem when I ride the MTB park. 25.4 diameter not available in OS. The bike really needs a new stem and I have an OS stem sitting in the parts box.

Bottom Line:   
Replaced an Answer 141 aluminum straight bar.Definitely, the ride smoothed and is not so jarring. Someday, I may cut an inch or so, to narrow the bar and improve ergonomics. This bar was a bargain and does everything it should. Buy it on sale. Great replacement for an aluminm bar.

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Favorite Trail:   Mammoth Rock Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Yeti CF riser handlebar.

Bike Setup:   Schwinn s[9six].40, Rock Shox FSX, Nuke Proof CF hubs, Mavic 217 rims, Kalloy stem and seatpost, 8sp gripshifters, Deore RD, Candy C pedals, WTB Shadow V saddle, Weirwolf 2.1, Kenda Karma 2.0 rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from Oklahoma city, ok , usa

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff, Light, a very good value

Weaknesses:    It says nashbar on it

Bottom Line:   
This bar is well worth what I paid. It is perfect for single speed use with a rigid fork. It has never felt flimsy and it soaks up a lot of vibration.
I highly recommend this bar if you are not looking to spend a mint on a bar but you would like the comfort benefits of a carbon bar. It's not as light as some of the really top end bars, but it is MUCH lighter than a cheap aluminum riser.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   S-works carbon riser, and EC70 carbon flat bar

Bike Setup:   Surly 1x1 with thomson stem and seatpost and a rigid fork

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