Salsa Cycles MOTO ACE Handlebar

4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $35.00


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Product Description

A quality bar in your choice of 2 bend optionsTo suit your riding style. Cold-drawn, shot-peened aluminum construction. 25.4mm clamp diameter 60cm width buttedTubing for weight savings Anodized finish


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Hoover a Cross Country Rider from Fayetteville, AR

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2006

Strengths:    Great price and fantastic anatomical fit.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy for a flat bar

Bottom Line:   
I have the Pro Moto flat bar with a 11 degree bend. If you place your hands out in front as if you are holding a handlebar. You will notice that the imagainary handlebar does not form a straight line. So why do companies make handlebars with such mild backsweeps 3-5 degrees. The 11 degree backsweep fits your hands perfect. It is not super light 180 grams but it is not that expensive and the extra comfort will do wonders.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Leatherwood

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   Cambria.com

Similar Products Used:   Kore 1" rise, Easton flat

Bike Setup:   Trek STP 300- marz Marathon XC, Crossmax XL, Sram X-9, and some XT stuff

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike b a Cross Country Rider from Sodom in the North

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2001

Strengths:    useful as a bludgeon
apparent durability


Weaknesses:    useful as a bludgeon
weight


Bottom Line:   
why are there reviews for a bloody stem on the handlebar page? mtbr, are'nt you people paying attention to what you're doing?

are you all drunk?

this is just like the photo of old center pull xt cantilevers on the xt vee reviews!!!

anyway, these bars are ok. they do what handlebars are supposed to do, that is, give you a place to put your hands and controls and to not break. i'm sure that a rider in need of a weapon for a gang fight could use a set of these bars as an effective weapon--they're heavy and i guess that means durable.

these bars have no vibration damping qualities whatsoever. i'd heartily suggest using big, thick grips with them, similar to the ones made by oury--unless you are a knuckle dragging glutton for punishment.

i got these bars for free and installed them on my "B" bike. ("B" for "backup") i would never, ever use these things on my "A" bike unless i-- a) got really into freeriding/downhill and was running an umpteen inch travel fork or-- b) what? i run a monkey light on my superlight and always will until a compelling reason forces me to use something else.

if you're looking for a burly bar to use on your bike when you've been drinking heavily and become lost, the salsa moto ace bar is the one.

i don't know anything about salsa's stems, though, except that they have some sort of funky bolts.

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Favorite Trail:   boggs

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   park cyclery sf

Similar Products Used:   easton monkey light
titec 118 flat


Bike Setup:   ibis alibi xt simple/durable

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by cary a Cross-Country Rider from great fall, va

Date Reviewed: October 7, 1999

Strengths:    
180grams?


Weaknesses:    
knee seeking mounting bolts.


Bottom Line:   
I love this stem. I blaze through the tight single tracks with a stupid smile on my face and tears streaming from my eyes as my knees stream blood down my shins. Did I mention that I'm dreaming of a raceface or the new Easton EA60 stem. Yep. Ouch!

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Favorite Trail:   
foxmill,riverbend

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
kore lite


Bike Setup:   
rubber, metal, some plastic and duct-tape.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Corey a Weekend Warrior from Centreville, VA

Date Reviewed: July 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Low Maintenance
Durable
Looks Cool
Lots of sizes


Weaknesses:    
None so far.


Bottom Line:   
Take it from someone who crashes a lot more than he should, this is one reliable stem. I have never had replace it or even worry about it. When I mentioned I may have to get a longer stem, several of my buddies I ride with offered to buy it from me. It looks great and works fantastic. What more could you want. PS - 200+ lb beginning rider, it can take a beating, trust me.....

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Favorite Trail:   
canaan

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
NA


Bike Setup:   
Titan Chaos w/ RST Mozo Pro Upgrade

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by skill man a Cross-Country Rider from here

Date Reviewed: July 9, 1999

Strengths:    
ligt, cheap, stiff, faceplate


Weaknesses:    
must kill moe...
wheee!
must kill moe...
wheee!
must kll moe...
wheee!
must kill moe...
wheee!
must kill moe...
wheee!
must kill moe...
wheeeeeeeeeeee!


Bottom Line:   
comes in tons of reaches, rises and colors, includes an alloy cap, is stiff as hell, has a removable face plate, cost $30

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Favorite Trail:   
the one in front of me

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
matrix, chrome steel quill stems



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