Profile Racing Maniac Bar Handlebar

4.77/5 (13 Reviews)


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Profile Maniac Bar


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joshua a Weekend Warrior from burlington vermont usa

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2005

Strengths:    looks cool with the slambar
strong paint
perfect sweep rise and width


Weaknesses:    the slambar slips a little on drops

Bottom Line:   
great handlebars for the price. The slpage on the slambar sucks but i just tightened it up and i haven't had a problem yet.

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Favorite Trail:   bolton

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $44.00

Purchased At:   skirack

Similar Products Used:   specialized risebar

Bike Setup:   p.3, evil chain retention system, dj1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Seaford East Sussex England

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2000

Strengths:    does everything OK, Perfect rise n sweep

Weaknesses:    Colour ( yes it does have a U in it!), brace looks gay, And i bet them but only coz i didn't use the brace.

Bottom Line:   
Not realy strong enough for heavy DH and Jumping but light and good shape, price (£35) ok.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Azonic singlewall, world force, etc.....

Bike Setup:   azonic DS-1, 50mm stem

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Konarider a Weekend Warrior from Brithish Columbia

Date Reviewed: May 14, 1999

Strengths:    
burnt orange color
slambar
good rise, long for stability


Weaknesses:    
Slambar slips at times


Bottom Line:   
Very good for the money. Picked it up for half price ($35 Canadian). Doesn't bend. I am very happy with this bar and reccomend it for riders wanting to make 'da jump from straight to a riser bar.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mammoth Kamikaze

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
bontrager cruiser, Roox riser bar, Kona riser bar, Kona straight bar, other shi**y bars.


Bike Setup:   
Kona Fire Mountain, Indy XC's

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Dunstan a Racer from Boston

Date Reviewed: April 28, 1999

Strengths:    
colour (weird orange)
cross-bar
2 rise


Weaknesses:    
slippage


Bottom Line:   
This bar is pretty tits.
The rise is good, sweep is money, and everything.
Only concern I have is the crossbar slips sometimes. Like it doesn't stay horizontal. WTF up with that? But no biggie, just give it a little adjust. I do have NO problems with it 'creaking' either.
Don't know if I am too keen on the idea of taking off the crossbar. Maybe if you do Crosscountry it is okay...but for jumping, bouncing, downhilling, and slaloming I really don't want to mess with structural integrity....Besides, reminds me of my Dirtbike with the crossbar 8)
Gets 5 smokestix!

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Favorite Trail:   
streets of boston

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
shitty straight bar.


Bike Setup:   
Hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Richy a weekend warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   


These bars rule! The are the perfect sweep, perfect rise and perfect width. They don't creak at all (thanks to a touch of grease where the stem clamps on). I don't use the reinforcement bar because it adds to much weight and I don't think it looks as good either. I use these bars on both the trials bike and the cross country bike. Super stiff, light weight, awesome colours and good price. Without a doubt more than 5 chillies if possible! (good for DH too)

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by SQUISH a weekend warrior from Redfield SD

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1998

Bottom Line:   


i have had this bar for almost the entire season on my gary fisher bigsur. i love it, it's fairly light (not that i care at all), stiff, and wide enough for me. i don't use the reinforcer anymore it creaked a little bit so i took it off, it got annoying. this bar rips i would highly reccommend this bar to either downhillers or xc racers.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by xavier from houston texas

Date Reviewed: September 10, 1998

Bottom Line:   


i went shopping for riser bars cause i heard they can take pressure off you wrists. these where reasonably priced and not to heavy. i put them on and i totally fell in love with them. they work so well when trail riding fast or going down small downhills in texas. they dont work to well when going slow but who goes slow with these bars on?

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Henrik Huttunen a weekend warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: July 5, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought these bars because I was interested in trying out a set of riser bars and the price was right. These bars were considerably cheaper than the other riser bars in my lbs and they work great. I use them for both trials and technical descents and they are great. They did squeak a little but thanx to the grease idea, no probs anymore......

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Bickel a weekend warrior from West Des Moines, IA

Date Reviewed: February 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought these for cross country riding for a more upright riding position and these do the job perfectly. Despite their 450g weight with the reinforcer bar they are still excellent. Super stiff and extra wide. Concerning the complaints about the creaking of the reinforcer, I nipped it in the bud by greasing everything when I installed them. Take it off, grease the bar where the clamps will go, grease the reinforcer where it inserts into the clamps and you have an excellent, creak-free, super-stiff riser bar.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by H¡-J¡nx® a downhiller from Mesa, Arizona

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1997

Bottom Line:   


These bars ROCK!! although, i haven't heard the creaking that the others have heard. hmmm. anyways, I really slam on these bars and they are spectaclular.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Harkey a weekend warrior from Virginia

Date Reviewed: July 27, 1997

Bottom Line:   


My prevous review is all wrong. It turns out once I took off the reinforcer the creaking sound went away. Yes it still scraped the paint away but it sounds 100% better. For $55 it is a good deal. Hey Missy Giove and Myles Rockwell think so!!!!!!!!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ana a weekend warrior from New York

Date Reviewed: June 17, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I am a mail carrier by bicycle and I have not found any thing better that this bar. It creaks a little but with the reinforcer the I am not worried.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dan The Man Lipski a downhiller from North Carolina

Date Reviewed: March 30, 1997

Bottom Line:   


This Bar is stiff and puts you in a upright possition. It's Great!

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