Specialized Composite XC Rise Handlebar Handlebar

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Lightweight, superior vibration damping, advanced composite material construction designed for XC oriented low rise position. Ideal for short travel XC bikes.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Douglas a Cross Country Rider from Waltham, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight, comfortable, sharp looks, durable, with good width and angle.

Weaknesses:    No problems for cross-country and trail bike riders (not durable enough for Freeriders). Although it would be a good idea for Specialized to put a warning about bar-end use, as the ends of the bar are VERY thin.

Bottom Line:   
Great handlebar, and it really held up whell. But my recent installation of Ergon R2 Magnesium bar-ends was too much for the bar, and the right end cracked. Nobody's fault but mine. I should have checked the thickness of the bar before installing the bar-ends.

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Favorite Trail:   Otis AFB Trails on Cape Cod

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Came w/ my Spec. Epic

Similar Products Used:   Easton carbon bars.

Bike Setup:   2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro frame w/ most parts borrowed from 2004 Specialized S-works Epic Disc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Riley a Cross Country Rider from Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, strong bar lightweight bar that dampens ride vibration very well.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
Changing to carbon has been the best thing I have done aside from putting on the Crossmax SL's. The bar is stiff but very light and takes the vibration out of crosscountry riding. The bar costs about the same as other carbon bars so I stuck with Specialized as I liked the geometry. I can say I have been nothing but pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   Any in Steamboat

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $110.00

Purchased At:   specialized.com

Bike Setup:   Stumpy Pro, Full XTR build, FSA seatpost, saddle, and stem. Crossmas SL wheels with Maxxis crossmark UST.

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