Race Face AirCarbon Handlebar

4.7/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $110.00


Product Description

Race Face AirCarbon


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian Farquhar a Cross Country Rider from Montreal Quebec Canada

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    Nice feel, really light. It also dampens a lot of vibration which is important on the arms, not a fatiguing bar at all.Race Face knows how to build their stuff. The bar is crazy light and around 3X stronger than Aluminum.

Weaknesses:    It was expensive...but what carbon stuff isn't?

Bottom Line:   
I'm a courier so this bar really makes life easier on the arms because I don't use Front Suspension. Not only that but it's weight/strength are unequalled

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Similar Products Used:   Titec Aluminum, steel risers....

Bike Setup:   Cromoly Norco Bush Pilot, with ridgid forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2002

Strengths:    Won't break

Weaknesses:    Cost, it's all about the benjamins, and you were expected to hand on over if you wanted this bar

Bottom Line:   
This bar rocks, no two ways about it. It's absolutely bomb proof and it soaks up the viberation. Plus if I am able break which is taking some work, they'll replace it.

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Favorite Trail:   Mississippi River Bottoms

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Titec 118

Bike Setup:   Trek 9900 with lots of raceface and other goodies

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by charlie a Cross Country Rider from kinnelon, nj, usa

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2000

Strengths:    strong, light, beautiful, carbon/kevlar weave

Weaknesses:    high price

Bottom Line:   
if you can get one(and mtbr.com is the place to get them as far as i can tell), go for it. it is strong and light, yet has a very sturdy feeling without being harsh(not unlike a good carbon fibre frame). my bike feels very 'solid' and this bar contributes greatly to that feeling, and it contributes to keeping the weight down to. as others have said, it is breautiful, the gold and red is fantastic, i would say much better lookin than that yellow/black weave on other bars/components. unless you need an ultralight(like the so-light-its-scary klien stratum), go for this guy, it isnt hefty, but it is heavy enough to feel strong and you can run your favorite bar ends without significant trouble(although mine do slip from time to time if i really lay into them). i'd give 'em five chilli's just for being from race face, but they earn them all on their own.

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Favorite Trail:   the defunct watchung

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   yeti thermo bar, klien stratum 90, easton carbo(ct2?), answer hyperlight, generic al

Bike Setup:   setup for a balance between trials play-time, and cross country mess-around-time

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Cross-Country Rider from Islip

Date Reviewed: October 10, 1999

Strengths:    
berps ,cool look


Weaknesses:    
we'll get to that


Bottom Line:   
well i'm updating my last post. i bought the bar and loved it until it cracked next to the stem three days after i put it on my bike,this is weird considering i way 130lbs soakin wet... i was extra careful to make sure the stem wasn't too tight and i used control tech bar ends, anyway i brought it back to my buddies at the bike shop and they sent it back to Raceface, like a moth and a half pass and i finally got a new one. take two lets see how this one holds up!! i give it 5 chillies considering raceface sent me a new one

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Favorite Trail:   
cathedral pines NY

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
S-Works thermo-plastic (kickin' bar), Icon replacement cheapo bar


Bike Setup:   
1998 INFUSION M-X-C Pro with full XTR, '97Spinergy rev-x-roks' 1997 manitou fs-ti Stroker

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by James a Cross-Country Rider from Elkhart In

Date Reviewed: September 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Light
BERTS


Weaknesses:    
Plastic coating


Bottom Line:   
It might have been an ok bar. The bar was professionally installed, and after the first ride (first time I looked carefully at it) I noticed several places where the plastic on the bar had cracked and started peeling.The bar held for the ride and felt as good as any bar I've ever riden. I spoke with my shop after the ride and they were concerned and took it back. No info from Race Face if it was just a cosmetic issue or something more structural. Honestly I don't know, but I wasn't going to trust it. Switched to a cheap Al bar and have had no problems since.I wanted to like the bar, but it ended up being a hassle, and wasn't up to snuff.

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Favorite Trail:   
Still looking...

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Light Al bars


Bike Setup:   
Jamis Dakar with toys.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Derek a Racer from Islip,NY,USA

Date Reviewed: August 15, 1999

Strengths:    
really cool looking, love that lifetime guarantee, BERPS to handle barends


Weaknesses:    
expensive, other than that none


Bottom Line:   
well see how this one goes i had my S-Works for two years and it finally snapped by the lever, it held up to me beating the piss out of it lets see how this one stands up

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Favorite Trail:   
cathedral pines, and forest park

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
S-Works Thermo Plastic overlay carbon weave


Bike Setup:   
1998 INfusion M-X-C Pro with FS-Ti STROKER and full XTR/ Spinergy rev-X-roks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Racer from Lac Beauport, Quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 2, 1999

Strengths:    
stiffness, cool looking,


Weaknesses:    
Price


Bottom Line:   
This bar rocks, this company rocks, Canadian

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Favorite Trail:   
Liberiste at Mont Ste-Anne

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Syncros straight bar


Bike Setup:   
Rocky Mountain Thin Air, Race Face, XT, Mavic

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dick Nogs a Racer from NC

Date Reviewed: June 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Very light. Very strong. Great looking.


Weaknesses:    
requires metal plugs in ends for bar ends.


Bottom Line:   
GOOD STUFF. MADE CLOSER THAN TAIWAN.

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Favorite Trail:   
Dunn Rd.

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
On a cannondale caad3 frame with other race face and XT, spox wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Rick a Racer from NJ

Date Reviewed: May 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Stiff, yet soaks up vibrations
cool look
Hey, it's a RaceFace


Weaknesses:    
cost (for those not lucky enough to work in a bike store)


Bottom Line:   
Looks sweet on my bike, will never break 9lifetime warranty anyways) I LOVE RACEFACE

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Favorite Trail:   
Mercer

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Ritchey ProLight 140grms


Bike Setup:   
S-Works M2 '98 w/Manitou SX-Ti

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross-Country Rider from Green Bay

Date Reviewed: March 26, 1999

Strengths:    
Super Sexy red and gold kevlar weave is unlike any other gray carbon bar. Stronger than any other bar on the planet at 135g. Race Face uses this bar to break stems in the fatigue machine because it will not break!


Weaknesses:    
Slightly expensive


Bottom Line:   
If you can fork out the dough. buy this bar, its that simple. It will be the last you will ever have to buy, guaranteed.

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Favorite Trail:   
Esker Ridge at Chequamagon

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Race Face AirAlloy, Control Tech EA70, and Kestrel Carbon


Bike Setup:   
Schwinn Homegrown 4130 with Manitou SX Ti, Sram Betsy, Crossland, Race Face cranks....

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