Titec Hell Bent DH Handlebar

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 275 grams MSRP : $76.95

Product Description

The 1.5” riser bar that started the revolution – KnockRated™ so you know it’s tough enough for any DH or DS abuse you can dish out, and butted & heat-treated construction that keeps it respectably light at just 275 grams.
Features the classic 9º back-sweep and 5º up-sweep that made our Hell-Bent bars famous, providing unmatched comfort and high-speed control.
  • Material: 7075-T6 DB Heat Treated Aluminum
  • Width: 26.5 inches

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt Woodall a Cross Country Rider from Bristol, England

    Date Reviewed: December 9, 2003

    Strengths:    The rise is just right and so is the length. it looks cool in black and seems really strong. The writing is durable and looks wikid

    Weaknesses:    The black finish is easily scratched.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bar is one of the best looking and is not that heavy for the price. it is strong, shot peened and has more of an acceptable sweep and rise than my old one for all day riding. Top kit! city cruisers look elsewhere but offroaders... BUY IT!

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    Favorite Trail:   Any thats challenging

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   My mate

    Similar Products Used:   Standard satin silver unbranded riser bar

    Bike Setup:   Dawes aluminium hardtail, Z1 wedge, hope m4s, tioga factory DH, race face crankset etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hope Liss a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Collins

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong, I dont know how anyone could break any type of handlebar anyways.
    Creak and flex free.
    Perfect feel, nice and wide with the perfect amount of sweep and rise.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    These things improve the feel and performance of my bicycle. The width, rise, and sweep are the perfect combination. You have much more control with these bars, and steering is also improved over your average XC riser. Buy these if you want some classic DH bars with flawless performance.

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    Favorite Trail:   Maxwell

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Crowbar

    Bike Setup:   Surly Instigator, DJ1, XT, Avid Mechanicals, Thompson, King

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by cch a Downhiller from the bay

    Date Reviewed: July 20, 2003

    Strengths:    they were strong, but prolonged street bmx use is too harsh for them to handle

    Weaknesses:    very very very very weak. bmxers out there dont buy these bars!!!!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    strong for mountain biking but blow dead bears for street bmx

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   regular hellbents

    Bike Setup:   im a bmxer whos too cheap to ried a mountain bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nathan a Weekend Warrior from Kentucky

    Date Reviewed: June 20, 2003

    Strengths:    width, rise, strength, very light weight for an extremely strong downhill bar

    Weaknesses:    none at all

    Bottom Line:   
    If you can find one anywhere, it is the best bar out there that you can buy. Strong enough to take the beatings that I dish out on my bike (which has brought nearly everything that I own to mercy [except the 'zocchi]). It's run into trees, been ditched off jumps, and the only thing wrong is a small scratch on it. Just the right width for much improved control and feel, and the right amount of sweep make it the most comfortable bar I've ever used. And at $14, it is one of the best buys I have ever made. I honestly would pay $60 for this bar. I love it.

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    Favorite Trail:   wherever my wheels are

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $14.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Steel riser that came with my bike

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn Mesa GSX (now with a newly added cracked chainstay...), Titec Hellbent Enduro, XT hubs, Sun Rhyno Lite rims, Avid arch rival calipers/ SD7 levers, Marzocchi Z2 Bam, Fire pro XC's, Weyless Mag pedals, etc...

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bob Gifford a Cross Country Rider from Schenectady, NY, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Very solid, good width, nice rise, very comfortable sweep

    Weaknesses:    lil heavey but thats what makes it strong

    Bottom Line:   
    buy it for the money, i owuld not pay full price for it tho cause its a handlebar. titec.com has great deals

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    Favorite Trail:   trailless woods behind the house

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   www.titec.com

    Similar Products Used:   schwinn ride tuned

    Bike Setup:   schwinn mesa gs titec appendages xtr/sun wheelset duke race fork

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Arggg a Cross Country Rider from Austin

    Date Reviewed: March 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Wide but not too wide... good bends.

    Weaknesses:    Kinda heavy, but it's "DH" so eh...

    Bottom Line:   

    It takes about one and a half minutes to get used to the width of these bars if you're used to narrower bars, but they feel über natural once the ice is broken. I had a little trepidation about flying through narrow singletrack, but haven't had a problem yet even bush whacking through early-season tree growth.

    The bars provide good leverage for whipping the front wheel when necessary and for steep grinds. As mentioned, the Hellbents feel natural as far as fit. Once you get past the width, the bar seems to disappear as any good part does.

    The only few drawbacks to the bars are the height and weight. Mainly the height, as having a bar that shift's your position up about 1.5" so climbing steeps tends to result in front wheel drift. One other drawback to wide bars is the leverage they put on your stem. I went from slightly creaking stem with 24" bars to very creaky stem with 26" bars.

    If you're looking for a mellow medium width riser bar, these will not disappoint. Any part with the ability to 'disappear' under my hands or feet is a good part.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $44.00

    Purchased At:   PricePoint

    Similar Products Used:   Scott Vertigo... Race Face AirAlloy.

    Bike Setup:   vrooommmm

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by furry marmot a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2001

    Strengths:    I paid £45 for this bar back in 1998, and it's still with me. I love it. Nothing else I've ever tried seems to offer quite such a comfortable riding position - it's as if it was designed to fit my arms/shoulders/hands. It has shown no signs of bending and refuses to show scratches. It's also pretty light.

    Weaknesses:    None whatsoever

    Bottom Line:   
    Bars are personal things - everyone has their own tastes - but I'd never ride with anything except my Hellbent. It feels good, looks better and doesn't creak. Furthermore, I have absolute confidence in it.

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere in the chamonix valley

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Halesowen Cycles, Birmingham

    Similar Products Used:   DDG Buzzbar (too wide/heavy, KF? (awful position), in-house bars

    Bike Setup:   '98 GT Bravado, Bomber Z2 Light, Kore Stem, D521 Ceramic wheels, Woodman Bill hub, Cook Bros skewers, XTR/XT/LX, onZa Ules!! WTB SST K, Thomson Elite post

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