Thomson DH Riser Bar Handlebar

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $113.00


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Product Description

Rounding out their handlebar line-up is the Thomson DH Alloy Riser bar, measuring 785 mm wide and weighing 306 grams, this is one advanced piece of metal. Shaped with an advanced bending technique to allow a precise butting profile, the Thomson DH Alloy bar is surprisingly light while remaining stiff enough for DH. Paired up with a Thomson stem, the DH Alloy bar will guide you through any terrain.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jeff smith a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2013

Strengths:    Thomson name and quality

Weaknesses:    Expensive

Bottom Line:   
Felt obliged to write a follow-up to previous review that dissed Thomson quality control. Not intending to dispel one's opinion but I believe I would question the lbs supplier as it sounds like the bars you received were perhaps 'take-offs' or for some reason used. I say this because the alloy bars I ordered were pristine in finish when I received them, packaged within a plastic sleeve which was inside the Thomson cloth bag that Thomson uses for all their new products - stems, seat post and in this case handlebars. I run Thomson post and bars on all my bikes (six) and have always had nothing but great experiences with them when installed to correct torque specs and when bought new, they have always been flawless in appearance. I wasn't expecting any unusual or out of the ordinary finish as they are pretty generic black satin finish. No doubt, if blindfolded, I could tell no difference between some identical Race Face bars that were half the price and the carefully engineered Thomson DH bars but they look great and piece of mind with Thomson reputation is worth the cost to me. Thomson products are not cheap in price or quality - knew that when I ordered them.

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Similar Products Used:   Thomson Elite seat post and stems

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy carbon

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by joshonda a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2013

Strengths:    It is metal

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
Alright, lets get a few things straight. I love Thomson products, always had nothing but great experiences with them. Great quality, never had a failure. I have never said an bad thing about them, until now.

I had my lbs order a Alloy DH bar, and the Carbon AM bar from Thomson. I figured I would check them both out, and was really hoping that the finish on the Alloy bar would be different than your standard mat/sating black handlebar. My lbs thought forsure that Thomson would do something different to stand out....something to justify the $110 pricetag (FOR ALLOY!!).

Well, the bars show up and of coarse the shop owner pulls out the carbon. Ohhhh...nice looking bar, except for all the small scratches in the clearcoat of the bar. Nothing deep, but I bet there were hundreds of them. "I bet this one will be better", he said, and pulled out another carbon Thomson. Nope, same story as the first one. "Seams like they could use better packaging on a $160 handlebar" says the lbs owner.

Disapointed but still hopefull for the Alloy bar, I pull it out of the bag to find that it looks exaclty like every other handlebar out there. Mat/satin black. LBS owner and I both kinda looked at eachother and said "huh...looks like every other bar out there...and they want how much for it?"

Feeling bad that I had him order both, I figured the least I could do was buy the cheaper one. Took it home, mounted it up and said to myself "yup, you just paid a lot of $$ for a little Thomson sticker".

YES..I appreciate craftsman ship! YES, I do appreciate "Made In America". No, I do not like Thomson charing $50-70 more than they should because there is a Thomson sticker on a product.

I am willing to dish out $$ for something I feel is different or uses cutting edge tech that could make a difference. This handlebar rides and looks just like the $30 handlebar that came with my bike.

I would have loved for this bar to be something special, but it is not. Save yourself the $$, and buy an Answer Pro Taper, or even a carbon bar.

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Price Paid:    $110.00

Similar Products Used:   Answer, Salsa, Giant,


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