RooX FPS Freeride Bar Handlebar

3.75/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 250 grams MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

  • Made from seamless 7075-T6 aluminium, heat treated, cold drawn
  • 650 mm width
  • 45 mm rise


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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by FlipSide a Downhiller from Québec

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2002

    Strengths:    - Allows several riding positions (ergo shape)
    - Very comfortable once you get used to it.
    - Helps a lot while climbing
    - Great control for DH


    Weaknesses:    - Feels really weird at first
    - Can't use lock-on grips
    - Not available anymore in 2003


    Bottom Line:   
    This bar finally ended my search for the perfect fit on my bike. I was a bit reluctant to buy this bar at first because of the weird shape...and when I first tried it, I though "Yukk! Not sure I like that... :(" After a bit of tuning (move brake levers and shifters inward), I have to say this bar is awesome! Very comfortable for heavy trail riding! From very technical or long climbs to technical or fast DH, the unique shape and feel of the bar enhanced the control of my bike.

    I love it!

    The only thing I don't like from tham is that you can't use lock-on grips on it.

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    Favorite Trail:   TAC-TAC-TAC

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Vélo-Mékanix

    Similar Products Used:   - Azonic World-Force 2" riser

    Bike Setup:   2000 FSRxc, 2001 X-Vert Super, etc...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bent Forkx a Cross Country Rider from Victoria,BC,Canada

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2000

    Strengths:    Dynamic bar shape, promotes bent elbows for ergonomic shock absorption, and less effort in control steering

    Weaknesses:    a little wide for freeriding in the woods

    Bottom Line:   
    With the unique shape, and with the proper body geometry considerations taken into account, you will, gain better uphill/downhill freeriding control

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    Favorite Trail:   Severed Dick

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   West Shore cycles

    Similar Products Used:   icon, raceface, etc

    Bike Setup:   TREK 8000SL, with Bomber Z1 Dropoffs, XT drivetrain, Rockshox suspension seat post

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Denis a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 1999

    Strengths:    
    unique shape, looks good,easy to match bike's colour


    Weaknesses:    
    hard to get brake levers/grip-shifts in through the handlebar


    Bottom Line:   
    Roox Freeride bar looks strange and feels strange, but it works great. Friends of mine thought i purposely bent the end of my bars!!!Truly a bar for its price value!

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Mandai

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   
    Cannondale SV 900
    DD60(shock)

    Overall Rating:2
    Submitted by Christiaan Vingerling a weekend warrior from Nederland

    Date Reviewed: October 20, 1998

    Bottom Line:   


    A few months ago I bought the Roox freeride handlebar, but I am not very happy with it. The position and the wide of the handlebar is good, and it does not scratch easy, but the plastic thing to let it fit in your stem is trash.
    After a month the plastic thing was not able to stabelize the handlebar in the stem anymore, I have replaced them for handmade alu ones, and now it works.
    In a german handlebar-test they had the same problem they could not lock the
    handlebar in the stem, so they stopped testing it.
    I don't know why they keep selling trash like this!

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