Thomson Cross Country Carbon Flat Handlebar

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $149.99

Product Description

A flat bar with an off center clamp area allowing a flat riding position and reversible for an 8mm drop for 29 inch bikes. 6° of backsweep for comfort. 730mm (29") in width for plenty of leverage.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2014

Strengths:    ~ Mine weighed 205g, in 730mm width
~ Beefy and stiff - no flex, whatsoever
~ Thomson uses Aerospace-grade Toray T700 carbon
~ 730mm width offers incredible descent control
~ Beautiful, Jet Black finish looks boss
~ Six degree backsweep works
~ Flat top can also flip-flop for even lower bar position
~ Priced reasonable

Weaknesses:    None, after one year of active use.

Bottom Line:   
I've been fortunate to try nearly every light, wide carbon flat bar ever made(I own online LBS)....and the Thomson gets my vote. Whereas the Easton EC70 had noticeable flex on powered, standing climbs - the Thomson was rock-solid, like a thick steel pipe. Even the Enve Sweep and Niner RDO displayed some flex. The Thomson X-Country has buttery smooth shock damping and vibration suppression, through the gnarliest rock gardens.

Thomson also is one of the USA's largest Aerospace contractors. I've flown in their Boeing 777 Dreamliner, with the carbon wings/fuselage. If 450+ people and crew entrust Thomson with their can bet your a** is also covered out on the trails!

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Bro Deal

Similar Products Used:   Enve SWP carbon 710
Niner Flat Top RDO 710
Easton EC70 XC Wide 685
Specialized S-Works Prowess 680
Bontrager RXL 690
Syntace Vector Carbon 740
Loaded X-Lite Carbon Flat 710
Ritchey WCS Superlogic 680

Bike Setup:   22-pound Trek Superfly 100 Pro

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