unknown Diabolus Bar Handlebar

4.53/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

The Diabolus 31.8 bar offers the performance and quality you've come to expect from Race Face in a 31.8mm size.


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by alex Mackinnon a Downhiller from Sarnia Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    Nice and wide....good geometry

Weaknesses:    I snapped them after taking a heavy nose landing.

Bottom Line:   
The snapped on me after 1 month of riding and landing nose heavy once?!?!? Other than that they felt amazing to ride with.

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Favorite Trail:   my dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Phat Moose Cycles (ottawa)

Similar Products Used:   Chromag Fubars, Race Face Air Alloys

Bike Setup:   Transiton Trail or Park 2004, 2005 Marzocchi Z1 FRIII, 26' MTX rims, howitzer/husselfelt crank set

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff E from Lag. Niguel, Ca.

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, well balanced

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I run these on both my bikes because they are very solid and well built, they have a well balanced feel to them and are pretty light too. I've run these bars for two years with no problems, they are a very reliable product.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   LBC

Similar Products Used:   easton, truvativ

Bike Setup:   FOES FLY / 5 spot /

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eric a Downhiller from orillia, ont canada

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2006

Strengths:    looks, and no i didnt buy it cause it has flames, very solid dont have any bend ,work well with the diabolus stem and compared to other bars like the easton monkey bar they arnt even expensive


Weaknesses:    you will be so concentrated on your hot bars you might hit things

Bottom Line:   
look at some other bars, lift them see the weight look at the price and ask the man standing beside you to go check theese bars out for you


oh ya and by the way to everyone complaining about the flames being covered by grips and levers.. i have my levers set up for one finger use and WITHOUT CUTTING THE BARS the levers are right at the begining of the flames so the flames go from the lever to the grips..its really cool...maybe they were designed to be used like this
theese bars get 10 flamin chilis

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   the greatest purple bicycle shop lol

Similar Products Used:   truvative ..crap easton.. not bad

Bike Setup:   khs with all the race face goodies

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse a Weekend Warrior from Melb, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    Looks, fat, seems strong with no creaks, light-ish

Weaknesses:    The subtle flames are covered as soon as you add grips and brakes!

Bottom Line:   
Lost the creaks I had with my Easton standard bar. If they put the flames on the rise so they can be seen it would be perfect.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Beyond

Bike Setup:   Reign 2, gravity dropper, syncros stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff from Orange County, CA

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, light weight for freeride bars, nice finish

Weaknesses:    None, there is no noticeable flex as described in the review below.

Bottom Line:   
These are good bars. I wanted a fat 31.8 bar that wasn't unreasonably heavy. They have a nice rise compared to others. Comfortable, strong. I think Race Face makes a good product and have had no problems. For a light cross country setup, I would get something else (lighter), but for all mtn, freeride or downhill, they work great.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Syncros

Bike Setup:   Turner 6pack, I also used these on a RM7 and had them on my Blur for a while.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Masters a Downhiller from Bay City, MI, U.S.A

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2005

Strengths:    Super stiffness, absolutely no flex when landing huge drops. I wonder if Josh Bender uses these?

Weaknesses:    not so far. Never heard of anyone that bent these bars.. well maybe they didn't live?

Bottom Line:   
I've had no complaints about these bars for the time I've had them. The geometry and degrees of these bars are perfect for aggressive riding. They survived getting run over by my ZR2 s10, I backed up in my buddys driveway, bike happened to be there :(..back wheel rode up onto the rim, spokes, rotor, stanchions, finally catching one end of the bars on the bumper while the other end. dug a chunk out of the concrete all while both of my rear tires were up off the ground, Did manage to bend right stanchion a little. this comes to show you how strong these things are, they supported about 2,000 pounds. try this with any other bar on the market!
I will probably never buy any other type of bar out there.

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Favorite Trail:   Marquette Michigan

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $58.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Azonic, Easton, Truvativ, etc....

Bike Setup:   SC Bullit, Super T pro, 05 Deemax, blah blah blah...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tmc from canada

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Hey RL, It was a typo, I meant the Diabolus products are all worth every penny. And just for the record, I didn't buy this product for bling factor or name. I bought it because it is a Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y product. And please dont even talk to me about customer service if you are going to include shimano in the same sentence.

ps. usually from experience those who call people posers are posers themselves. If you just wrote something to annoy others...then save your time in futur. None of us are interested in sarcasim from people like you.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by iridebikes a Downhiller from Boise, ID USA

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2005

Strengths:    fat, stiff, solid

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
it works. its fat. what more could you ask for. if you use these, you wont need customer service.

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Favorite Trail:   one with dirt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   bighit, dorado, deemax

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RL from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2005

Strengths:    Looks good.

Weaknesses:    Customer support

Bottom Line:   
To Terry below: Why buy anything Race Face? Because they have a cool logo? Because Race Face sponsers high profile athletes? It's absurd.

While they have some nice stuff, they have products with known reliability and defect issues. Like their crappy Prodigy cranks which stripped like they were made of Jello -- see MTBR reviews.

And their customer service is an abomination. Have you ever tried contacting them? You're lucky if you get a response.

No, no. Race Face is not da bomb. It's poseur gear for people who want to buy and image or a label, and they don't give a damn about their customers.

Truvativ, and Shimano make products that hold up as good or better than R.F. and their replacement and tech support is heads and shoulders above Race Face.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terry a Weekend Warrior from Montreal, Qc, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005

Strengths:    Looks great and is solid as a rock, I'm 6 ft 205lbs. so parts like this need to be durable....and it is !!

Weaknesses:    Does the word weekness and Raceface actually ever get used in the same sentence ?

Bottom Line:   
Raceface rocks !!!! Go buy anything raceface today and enjoy...cauz you wont regret it ...EVER...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Le Yeti

Similar Products Used:   Titec Hellbent and Norco Oem bars

Bike Setup:   '05 Norco Bigfoot, Hayes HFX-9 HD, Raceface Diabolous stem and handle bars, Marz Dirt Jam forks, Alex Rims MX22, Kenda tires etc etc....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Downhiller from Colorado

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2004

Strengths:    Very strong
Good bend
Wide
Nice finish
Good price


Weaknesses:    Heavier than other DH bars

Bottom Line:   
Great bars. They're everything I wanted: strength and comofrt at a good price. They're good looking also. These bars are very stiff and are as straight as the day I installed them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Azonic, Easton

Bike Setup:   Bighit DH, Monster T, 2.7's

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mike a Downhiller from reno, nv

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2004

Strengths:    look super nice, and not real heavy

Weaknesses:    way too much flex for what i expected from the boys at race face.

Bottom Line:   
A little over a year ago I built up a Rocky Mountain RM9 with all Race Face and Shimano components. All the top of the line stuff. From saint to Diabolus, the bike was loaded. When I got the bars, I was stoked because they were rather light for Dh components, and looked super sweet. But when I mounted them on the front of the bike and put them to the test, I noticed that the bars flexed quite a bit more than expected. They never broke, cracked or gave me any real trouble, but the flex really chapped my crack. So this year when I built up my Big Hit DH, I went for something new instead of old reliable Race Face. I got all Truvativ compnents and have never looked back. I ride with the Hussefelt bars and stem and they are far and above better than the Diabolus. Hussefelt isn't even the top of the line. I can only imagine how sweet the Holzfeller bars are. Anyway, there is no flex whatsoever in the Hsselfelt bars. They are cheaper and seem to be just as strong without any kind of flex. I am not sure if my bars were just a poorly made set or if that is the way they all are, but I am never going back to any of the Diabolus seies. Bottmom Line: GO BIG-GO TRUVATIV.

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Favorite Trail:   all things going down

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   truvativ hussefelt, titec hellbent

Bike Setup:   03' big hit with pretty much all truvativ components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by IAN TODD a Downhiller from BRIDLINGTON, EAST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2004

Strengths:    IM 6'6" SO THE EXTRA WIDTH IS GOOD, FLAMES CMON EVRYBODY LOVES FLAMES (UNLESS YOU ARE AN XC JEYBOY).

Weaknesses:    NONE YET

Bottom Line:   
THIS BAR ROCKS, IM NOT A SMALL GUY AND I'VE SEEN NO SIGN OF IT GIVING IN, 31.8 DIA IS SOLID AND RESPONSIVE ENOUGH TO TAKE A BEATING. IF YOUR SERIOUS ABOUT RIDING HARD BUY ONE. DID I MENTION THE FLAMES ?

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Favorite Trail:   WHISTLER

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   CHAINREACTIONCYCLES.COM

Similar Products Used:   TITEC HELLBENT

Bike Setup:   HI OCTANE FR,5TH ELEMENT,66RC, DIABOLOUS CRANK, STEM, H/SET. OTHER CHOICE BITS THAT SUIT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan R. from Long Island N.Y.

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2004

Strengths:    Strong, Gorilla Strong! No bending in the two bad crashes they have seen! No flex what so ever not even bad trail vibration! Control is great and even the widith is awesome! 31.8 is the way to go for a good DH / FR bar! Graphics are awesome I love those flames and they look so great with my Raceface Diabolus stem!

Weaknesses:    NONE!! Just bolt em on and go! The width takes some getting use to but stick with it and you'll love em!!

Bottom Line:   
Great bar for freeridng a downhilling! No flex or bending from these bars! I can't say enough about them! If you can get use to the longer length of these bars the control they provide is awesome. If you ride allot of tight single track though ypu may have to cut them though. This bar has seen a bunch of bad crashes and so far they are rock solid! They look so sweet with the flames and the graphics on em and they look really hot with the matching stem!! If your looking for a bar for some serious gravity riding that is gonna stand up to a beating! Get these and your troubles are gone, you'll never need another set of handlebars again!! If your an XC Trailrider look somewhere else these suckers are heavy and not for that type of riding, get if abuse is your fun, PEACE!!

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt ones that go downhill !!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $42.00

Purchased At:   Bike Jukie : )

Similar Products Used:   Easton, Kona, Specailized, Truvati

Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky with some mods for freeriding!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Trevor a Weekend Warrior from Bellingham, MA

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2004

Strengths:    Super strong, stiff, solid bars.

Weaknesses:    They are a little bit long, which took some getting used to.

Bottom Line:   
These are great bars...totally stiffened up the whole front end for a more solid ride. They make a huge difference in the overall feel of the bike and having the longer bars helps out with climbing.

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Favorite Trail:   any at Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Milford Bike

Similar Products Used:   Titec Hellbent

Bike Setup:   Intense Uzzi SLX, Jr-T, Saint crankset etc.

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