Titec Hell-Bent Prolite Handlebar

5/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 230 grams MSRP : $56.49

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Product Description

Titec mountain handlebars are engineered to provide the optimal balance in durability, strength, and light weight attributes. Designed for Epic XC and All-mountain useManufacturer: TitecMaterial: AluminumBar Clamp Diameter: 25. 4mmBrake Clamp Diameter: 22. 2mmWidth: 660mmRise: 1. 5 inchesColor: Anodized matte blackWeight: 250g

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thubeav a Cross Country Rider from Decatur, GA

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2010

Strengths:    Strong. Light. Riser. Well marked for centering and angle adjustment. I use it un-cut. Stiff.

Weaknesses:    ? Never thought about it.

Bottom Line:   
I like parts to last and do their job and not complain. We've got riding to do. Bolt on and go.
This bar does that in spades. I have a high confidence factor with this. Even in crashes or tump overs, it's no worry that the bike will be fine. Whether I'm fine is the real question.
Get gear that you can count on and you'll enjoy riding much more than you already do.

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Favorite Trail:   Pinhoti

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   A bunch. Lighter duty. Heavier built. None this straight forward. Seen a number of carbon bars die on my buddy's bikes.

Bike Setup:   Felt Solo 29er. King w ZTR Flows. Avid disc. Thomson. WTB Pure V. Ergon. Time ATAC. Maxxis Ardent.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BokorSolo a Weekend Warrior from Prince William, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2009

Strengths:    Strongest bar I have used except for a DH bar. Good enough for any XC rider in terms of weight, enough width for a single speed, narrow enough for tight single track. 3 year no questions asked warranty. Looks great on my bike.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Best strength to weight and price. Best for the mountain biker on a budget. I would not recommend this for a downhiller or a dirt jumper/freerider because this is not the recommended product for those extremes. For my riding style this is one of the most reassuring parts on my bike. When the descents or a small dropoff comes up on the trail I just hang on for the ride and don't think twice about the integrity of my bars. Titec Rocks!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Answer Protaper, Ritchey Rizer

Bike Setup:   Voodoo Bokor single speed.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by _Lac_Man_ a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2009

Strengths:    Light for non-Carbon, Strong, look cool!

Weaknesses:    None so far...will report back in a few months.

Bottom Line:   
$40...can't beat that. The handlebar is light, strong, and the perfect length, in my opinion. It is long enough that it can be left or cut to anyone's desired length. These have taken a couple of spills on the trail and not only have they held up great construction wise, but the black hasn't chipped at all either. These $40 bars are equal to and/or better than other bars that are double their cost.

If you don't have the cash for *high quality* Carbon Fiber handlebars, these are the best alternative option and they are inexpensive! Low-end Carbon bars will flex and I've seen one snap on a jagged trail, so if you're going to do Carbon, do it right and spend the cash on real high quality bars, otherwise, the Hell Bent Prolite bar is perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   SoMo - McDwll Mtn.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   eBikeStop

Similar Products Used:   Easton, Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel EX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by glorycoree a Weekend Warrior from Pleasanton, CA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2008

Strengths:    Back sweep is awesome. My bike came with Race Face Ride bars and they were horrible. One ride with the hell bent bars and I was hooked.

Weaknesses:    None. I didn't even have to shave off any length

Bottom Line:   
Great Bars!

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Favorite Trail:   Tamarancho

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Portage, WI, USA

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2007

Strengths:    They look mean! I'd be scared of anyone who showed up at a race with them.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a pair of riser bars and don't feel like spending the money on carbon get a set of these bad boys. For the price, they're a great deal.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Bad Cat Bicycles, Menomonie WI

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