Ritchey Rizor Pro Handlebar

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

Ritchey Rizor Pro


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by spiro vagenas from Denmark

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2007

Strengths:    looks good
looong bar


Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Am very satisfied with this bar.

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Favorite Trail:   koeki

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   original component

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   koga-miyata tls

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by colin badiuk a Cross Country Rider from chatham,ontario,canada

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2006

Strengths:    i like these bars so far, there cheap,strong,light,little flex,good good leverage

Weaknesses:    this is not a weakness but these bars are alittle wider then my old tock ones but i'm finally starting to get used to it and am now like them but if they are to wide just cut em down with a pipe cutter

Bottom Line:   
i'm really liking these bars they give tons more confidence even on just road riding and on the trail have had no flaws with them let's just say i'll be keeping these one's on for a long time. bottom line if you like to have fun but still ride technical terrain and you give your bike a good beating these bars are for you some of the best money i've ever invested in a bike part

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Favorite Trail:   black bridge trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   smith's cycle

Similar Products Used:   just the stock bars

Bike Setup:   swchinn hard tail,ritchey saddle and seatpost,shimano pedal's,kenda tires, truvativ crankset, shimano 7spd cassette,truvativ stem, sram 9.0 esp carbon brake lever's, ritchey rizer pro bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Dupage County, IL

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap, comfortable rise, easy to cut, strong and light enough

Weaknesses:    a little flex when i lockout my headshock

Bottom Line:   
Great value. Go for it if you don't wanna shell out the cash for the carbon stuff. I wouldn't reccomend it for serious heavy duty riding though, I'm fairly big (6' 5", 200 lbs) and i get a little flex on xc traisl.

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Favorite Trail:   kickapoo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   midwest cyclery

Similar Products Used:   various stock bars

Bike Setup:   cannondale f600 sl, xt/lx/deore set up, 80mm headshock, furio frame, fsa atb carbon team cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Arjen a Racer from Leiden, Nethetlands

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap and strong
verry lightweight


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Cheap and strong
and verry lightweight

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Tom Schouten Scheveningen

Similar Products Used:   Syncros

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Caad 3, Shimano XT, Sram 9.0 Syncros, Ritchey

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Evil Empire a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2002

Strengths:    not that heavy, not that pricy, good size and angel

Weaknesses:    finish is not perfect, the ends could be little bit stiffer

Bottom Line:   
Ritchey's Rizer Pro is the perfect one for beginners and advanced, who don't want to spend to much money in some bike stuff, but like to have a reliable handlebar.

I dont' really like the color any more (champagner) so I purchased a black roox bomber.

The Rizer will be the handlebar for my second, my new XC-Bike.

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Favorite Trail:   rockin' da streets, racin' dirty trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   locale dealer

Similar Products Used:   not yet, will try roox bomber next

Bike Setup:   CD Killer V, costumized

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hunter a Cross Country Rider from Baton Rouge

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff, light, strong

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a no-nonsense, riliable bar. It was a bit longer than I like, but that's nothing that my trusty tubing-cutter couldn't solve. If you are not concerned with aesthetics or if the gray bar matches you bike, this is a no-brainer. The bar is light, strong, stiff, and perfectly reliable. Very happy with this purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   Hooper

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Shop-LSU

Similar Products Used:   Specialized straight bar, Easton composite

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSRxc w/ upgrades

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by T-royjan a Downhiller from Ango Switzerland

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2000

Strengths:    This bar is very stiff no flex and wide enough for the true moto feel. Great leverage and comfortable enough to use on any bike cc or dh. Gives you the feeling of always being in control yet comfortable positions

Weaknesses:    One color

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bar if you want it to last, look good, have the strength needed, and you dont want to pay too much. Persons to buy this bar are the not so conscious about image type name brands but want good quality gear. Dont buy this if you are a DH wannabee that has to spec your bike the way someone else does with nothing to back the decisions but image. Ritchey offers two different levels of this bar but Pro and WCS. The Freeride group will want the Pro Level for strength instead of the WCS model which is much lighter.

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Favorite Trail:   Camp Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   A Bicycle Odyssey

Similar Products Used:   Answer Taperlite, Titec, Azonic, Tomac Bar

Bike Setup:   8 deg 110mm stem 125mm front travel and 4-5-6" adjustable rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carlos Oliveira a Cross Country Rider from Portugal

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2000

Strengths:    Durability, The Color Looks pretty good on black frames, Tremendous control over the Bike.

Weaknesses:    On some frames it doesn't looks too good.

Bottom Line:   
If your using flat handlebars you should buy this piece of work. Just Buy It !!
[On "metalized bikes" maybe the color looks too dark but unless you mind that it's a fine handle bar]

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Zoom, Race Face

Bike Setup:   Lx/xT Avid brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Cdale a Cross-Country Rider from Stuckton

Date Reviewed: July 18, 1999

Strengths:    
Wide, suspension-like, shot-peened finish, color, added handling, strong (no brace needed), and SO much more!


Weaknesses:    
Haven't found any yet.


Bottom Line:   
Got nothing but good things to say about this bar. This should be filed under suspension, not bars. My bike handles soooooo much better with the added width. And I LIKE the color (gun-metal grey?)- it's different.Good job Ritchey! Almost makes up for those headsets you make I've heard so many people complaining about...5 flaming horses for a job well done...

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Favorite Trail:   
Hogan

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Haven't tried any other riser bars.


Bike Setup:   
Cdale Headshok

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by marko a Cross-Country Rider from london

Date Reviewed: June 24, 1999

Strengths:    
the width. big wide bars without a ridiculous rise.


Weaknesses:    
the weight, i suppose. but it's not like it matters. and anything that wide is gonna weigh a bit.


Bottom Line:   
i'm glad i got these bars. i like to ride technical xc, not always at high speed, but always trying to stay in control. i'm looking for bars which are safe and comfortable. well, these are definitely comfortable. rise and bend combine to offer great adjustability. safe? i guess so. happy to say i haven't bent them yet (stacked with them twice now, luckily my elbows have protected the bars). for technical xc riding (and bandwagon trend jumping too, my friends say) these are great bars.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
never used risers before this. always been a wide, flat, derby style kinda bar guy before these.


Bike Setup:   
94 Kona Explosif set up as a single speed with a Pete Geigle Singleator. Set up for technical riding with Mavic 517's on XT hubs with Bontrager Jones tires.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Richard Styron a Cross-Country Rider from Branson, MO

Date Reviewed: May 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Strength, cheap


Weaknesses:    
color looks like ass


Bottom Line:   
This is a damn fine bar. It's nice and wide, like a good motocross bar, and I haven't bent it yet. It only cost my parents 40 bucks, cost me nothing (thanks, santa) and it works pretty darn well. The only complaint I have is that it lacks a color choice, as I would have opted for a good old clear anodized finish. Also, it lacks the sex appeal of a Race Face or Syncros bar. but that has absolutely no effect on performance, so please ignore it.

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Favorite Trail:   
trail 104, chadwick motocross park, chadwick, mo

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
ritchey force lite, icon flat bar(also looks like ass), raceface air alloy, pvc pipe


Bike Setup:   
DBR vertex, Manitou SX, handbuilt bonty/xt wheels

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