Syncros Riser Bar Handlebar

4.55/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 276g MSRP : $50.00

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Product Description

  • The world of Xtremes. There is no margin for error. Ergo, super strong cold-drawn 2014T6 aluminum with continuous wrought directional micro-structure along the entire bar. No bulging. No thinned out walls. No room for failure.
  • It absorbs the terrain. So you don’t have to. Courtesy of the exceptional shock absorption and vibration dampening characteristics of the alloy.
  • Fine-tune your cockpit and give your joints a break. With a 5 ° or 10 ° sweep and the optimal rise for ideal wrist ergonomics.

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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Steve from WI

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

    Strengths:    -light weight
    -they look good

    Weaknesses:    -too much flex (its not a lot, but I feel there shouldnt be any)
    -creakes when you crank on them
    -a bit too narrow for my style

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great bar for XC use. It is responsive on the trails, and the narrowness allows you to squeeze through some tight spots. It makes a creaking sound when it flexes ever so slightly and that freaks me out, but they have never cracked. Im getting rid of them for a wider set of bars. Also, I need something that instills a bit more confidence, becuase the creaking sound doesnt do that.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   azonic risers

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by edouble a Cross Country Rider from LI,ny

    Date Reviewed: May 24, 2004

    Strengths:    shape is excellent, has a good feel to it for xc riding. is inexpensive for a quality product.

    Weaknesses:    a little narrow, thats it.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is an excellent bar, puts my hands in the perfect position for xc riding. if only they were a little wider i probably would have never taken them off. i will keep them though, as they are one of my favorite pieces of equip. i needed somethig to absorb a little more shock, as i am doing longer rides now.

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    Favorite Trail:   dupont and pisgah,nc

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   frenchies cycle world

    Similar Products Used:   titec hellbent, kore xc

    Bike Setup:   no longer on my bike, replaced by an azonic cf-1

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Francis Fowler a Cross Country Rider from Wellington, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks cool, Feels pretty good, Not to expensive I hear

    Weaknesses:    I suppose they do scratch kind of easy if you care about that kind of thing

    Bottom Line:   
    Comfortable, Look good and give me plenty of control

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Junky handlebars

    Bike Setup:   03 GT Avalanche 0.0 Disc with 03 Marzocchi MX Comp (Air) fork otherwise stock

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron from Austin

    Date Reviewed: January 8, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong, fairly light as risers go, and absorbs vibrations better than any other alum bar Ive had

    Weaknesses:    Black anodization scratches easily

    Bottom Line:   
    I had a Titec flat bar on my bike and I just couldnt take the stooped over position so I switched back to a riser bar, but this time it would be far superior to the stock steel bars. As much as I love my Answer Protapers on my mtb I didnt want to spend another $40 on my bike so I looked around and found the Syncros bars for good prices almost anywhere I looked online. This is usually I sign of a bad product people are try to get rid of, but I checked the review on here and was surprised. Found me a set for $20 and I love em. They are light (230 grams)and really stiff, yet they retain good vibration damping characteristics for aluminum. The only problem Ive had is they scratch a little easier than i would expect, but it shouldnt be a big problem on a bike that is strictly ridden on pavement. This is truly a great product at a bargain price.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Answer Pro-tapers, Titec flat, Ritchey Rizers, various other generic bars

    Bike Setup:   Madwagon city 9 speed bike with various improvements

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by RACEÖFACE a Downhiller from CANADA!

    Date Reviewed: July 3, 2002

    Strengths:    Light, looks good, looks good with a black bike

    Weaknesses:    they get scratches......... hehe! who cares!

    Bottom Line:   

    §ick! §weet! .......................................


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    Favorite Trail:   Trail?

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   NONE

    Bike Setup:   GT Zaskar X

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeremiah a Cross Country Rider from hilly part o' ohio

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

    Strengths:    cheap, light for a riser, strong for weight

    Weaknesses:    its out of style (oh no!)

    Heh heh. read on.

    Bottom Line:   
    The worst thing about boutique parts is that the geeks are dumb enough to buy whats in fashon this month, regardless of price, which keeps prices high on comparatively inexpensive to make stuff. (a handlebar is a tube folks. They aint hard to extrude & bend, and shouldn't cost 60-80 bucks)

    The best thing about boutique parts is that they go out of style for the next flavor-of-the-month, so the price drops faster than me on my dualie. Got these babies for $20 and slapped em on my ss to give me another inch or so in the front.

    My ss goes pretty much everywere my hardtails and dualie go (with the exception of those scary places at Snowshoe- the're reserved for the dualie.) On a completely unsuspended bike ruding technical terrain, they have as much bump absorption as my azonic flats, but never seem limp or hinder the control of the bike. I may just do away with the azonic risers on the dualie and get another set of these.

    Five blazing pineal glands for a good product at a realistic price.

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    Favorite Trail:   Vultures Knob

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   outlaw bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   azonic risers, azonic flats, titec hell-bent, answer flats

    Bike Setup:   Which bike? This one's a classic (1989-'90) Stumpjumper singlespeed set up lite and simple. 1" dura-ace threaded hs, big stiff fork, old araya/xt rear w/ 16-tooth bmx freewheel, mavic/wtb front, control-tech stem, fresh coat of paint (makes it faster ya know!), spot cranks/rings.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Derek a Cross Country Rider from Wilmington, DE

    Date Reviewed: March 7, 2001

    Strengths:    It hasn't broke.
    Looks good.
    Inspires confidence.

    Weaknesses:    Expensive.

    Bottom Line:   
    My grips are always where they should be. Until they are not, how can I really complain. These may be overkill for XC riding, but I know I don't have to worry about them, or wonder if I should replace them every time I crash. Didn't notice the flex the others were talking about, but then I'm not doing 6-9 foot drops. They are not cheap, but I trust them, and ended up paying for that confidence.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Syncros flat.
    Control Tech

    Bike Setup:   Just the way i like it.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Bülent a Cross Country Rider from Holland

    Date Reviewed: February 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Strong for xc use,paint is stil the same,after many times i was fallen doing new jumps it stil didnt break

    Weaknesses:    too much flex with jumps,it is not a DH or Freeride bar more hard xc bar,

    Bottom Line:   
    if you do exreme freeriding this is not what you want,couse when i do yumps between 6-9 foot and thats not extreme and land how i have to, the flex it makes gives you a onsecure feeling after landing.after long rides my shoulder had not so much pain as with the icon.
    but now i switcht to race face airaloy low riser and this feels much better then the syncross.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Similar Products Used:   Icon was my first bar and the syncoss is my feeling better

    Bike Setup:   VRX400, Pace rc37 fork,chris king disc hubs and head set,hope pro disc,shimano xt,xtr drive train,race face compenents

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by vince a Weekend Warrior from milwaukee

    Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

    Strengths:    looks bad ass, syncros quality, riser, easy to install on syncros stems

    Weaknesses:    flexes like hell, creaks a lot when you hammer, scares the hell outa me.

    Bottom Line:   
    these bars are rad but for the flex, it's normal but scary. nothing else really. happy trails, put your head down and hammer

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    Favorite Trail:   john muir

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   patio bike

    Similar Products Used:   nope

    Bike Setup:   2000 GT avalanche, judy race, syncros stem+bars, LX holoow tech cranks, XT rr. derailer, velocity deep V rims, real hubs, DT fat spokes, SDG grand prix saddle, syncros post, LX shifters.......

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Lavra Balto a Downhiller from Norway

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2000

    Strengths:    It`s a riser bar!
    It`s black!

    Weaknesses:    Makes a scary noise when I ride hard!
    I`m fraid it`s gonna brake in half cause it flexes!

    Bottom Line:   
    Great for xc riders with back pain and need risers to streighten up their back, but for downhill their definetly not strong enough! Get PRO TAPERS or CHUBBYS!!

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    Favorite Trail:   any challenge!

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   My first risers!

    Bike Setup:   Planet X frame with downhill setup!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jesse a Weekend Warrior from cherry hill

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

    Strengths:    fairly light, looks cool, made in canada eh?, stiff no noise from the clamp

    Weaknesses:    pain in the ass to get into my kore stem

    Bottom Line:   
    if you are looking for a good bar you can get na dnot feel bad if you bend it get the syncros, it works great

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    Favorite Trail:   Wisahickon park

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   carbon bars, gt alum bar

    Bike Setup:   custom made ht frame, all LX anythin else is junk. indy sl fork mavic wheel set w/ xt hubs. the bike HAD xt till all those light wieght junk broke, twisted or fell OFF!! I bent and twisted the crank! lx rules its cheap works good and looks cool sorry about my ranting

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