Performance Forte CTR Riser ATB Handlebar Handlebar

4.89/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 172 grams MSRP : $60.00


Product Description

  • Material: Carbon
  • Sweep: 9 degree
  • Clamp: 25.4mm
  • Rise: 1.75"


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by D4L

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2012

Strengths:    Price, Looks great IMO, strong and comfy

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I've had these on my Rumblefish for 2 years now and I have definitely not been easy on them. I ride all mountain and some DH when I can and these bars have stood up to everything from 5' drop offs to multiple crashes and they are still in great shape. Normally I would not put Forte parts on my bike but the price of these in store was worth a shot. I used these on the hard tail I had before my Rumblefish as well. Great product, buy with confidence.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NOCSUCOW a Weekend Warrior from Virginia Beach, VA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2011

Strengths:    Easy to trim with rotary tool. Light weight. Isn't logo'd up.

Weaknesses:    Personal preference: would be better with a clear/gel coat. It's a flat/satin finish

Bottom Line:   
Great local price. Rivals others on the net in both price and weight. I both love and hate the simplicity but it functions.

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Favorite Trail:   Ipswich

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $67.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Aluminum UNO bar (25.4 was slightly heavier than my 31.8 carbon forte bar)

Bike Setup:   2012 Trek 3500 Disc, Rockshox Recon TK, Q2 Carbon Microadjust Seatpost, Deda Elementi Stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 92gli a Cross Country Rider from west chester, pa

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2011

Strengths:    Came in at 162g. Nice to see a carbon part come in under the stated weight for a change. So far I'm liking these better than the easton monkeylite sl on my other bike, due to the extra width.

Weaknesses:    If the rise was 5mm lower these would be absolutely perfect.

Bottom Line:   
These might be the best kept secret at performance.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   performance.com

Bike Setup:   These are on a Pivot mach 4 set up for aggressive cross country.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zippinveedub a Weekend Warrior from Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2011

Strengths:    Light, wide, good looking

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Paired with Oury Lock on grips this is a perfect setup. I found the wider carbon bar to give me a more comfy riding position and the lighter front end is noticeable and light. A quality product from forte.

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Favorite Trail:   Songbird -Carvins Cove

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Factory alloy riser bar

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC Single Speed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by RebaRox246 a Weekend Warrior from Ohio

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2008

Strengths:    cheap, stiff, great all around handlebar, light

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great handlebar, GO BUY THIS, don't spend $100 on the Easton EC90 save the money and get this handlebar.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   fuji crap that came on bike

Bike Setup:   custom Access xcl

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cary a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette, CA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2008

Strengths:    Light, inexpensive, good up and back-sweep.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't say Easton, FSA, or Race Face on it.

Bottom Line:   
Works great and at its price is an excellent value. I really like the bend and up-sweep, it just fits naturally to your hands. I like it so much, I run it on both of my bikes and have one on my wife's bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I'm on.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Easton EA50, Bontrager Crow Bar

Bike Setup:   Turner Burner, Titus Riddler

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthew a Weekend Warrior from Westminster, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, light and cheap - yes, you can have it all.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
A high-quality, light carbon bar for an excellent price - about half that of the "other" brand. Nice and wide, with a very comfortable sweep and rise. Highly recommended.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Crowbar, Titec Hellbent, various others over the years.

Bike Setup:   2005 Giant Trance, Mavic Crossride wheels, Marz MX shock, WTB ProV saddle, RaceFace Diabolus seatpost, Avid BB7 brakes, XT/LX drivetrain.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Suva Crew a Cross Country Rider from Lafayette,CA USA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2007

Strengths:    Damn..the price to start with, it's also light, approp rise/reach with a great feel.

Weaknesses:    Anearlthy component with carbon..aren't we all??

Bottom Line:   
Previous poster had it....no "forte" all over it!! Half the price of EC 70-90 components, saves those grams w/o breaking the bank and gives you the added shock dampening of carbon fiber products. Performance has it's gems on occassion. this is one of them.

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Favorite Trail:   Burma on Mt diablo

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $67.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Years of EA and EC bars, stems and seta posts

Bike Setup:   Sugar 1, XT, BB7s, X717 Mavics...26.5 LBs of dirty love.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood, CO

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2006

Strengths:    Light, good width, Does NOT have "Forte" pasted all over it

Weaknesses:    Absolutely none

Bottom Line:   
There's no reason to avoid this handlebar. It's light, stiff, sexy and ridiculously cheaper than other brands when it's on sale now and then. Finally, they released a product that does not have the lame Forte name all over it. I am happy to own and fully recommend this product.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   alloy risers of various brands

Bike Setup:   Fisher 4" Cake, Cane Creek disc wheels, Z1 FR SL fork, avid mechanicals

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