X-Lite 540 Pro Titanium Handlebar

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00

Product Description

X-Lite 540 Pro Titanium

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Patrick a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2003

Strengths:    Cool looking, light and comfortable feel

Weaknesses:    Too short

Bottom Line:   
Bought the bars because it looked cool in the store. Set it on the bike, and it's great. However, it would be better if it's 2 cm longer.
I'm not heavy, so I cannot really feel much flex onthe bars.
Get 4 chillies from me. Less 1 chilly for being a tad too short.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   A shop in Singapore

Similar Products Used:   Easton EA70 Flatbars, Azonic flatbar

Bike Setup:   Peugeot Absolute, XT gear system and hubs, Avid SD7 brake set, Mavic rims with XT hubs etc

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brian McKie a Weekend Warrior from Stranraer ,Scotland

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2002

Strengths:    Its made of titanium(allegedly).Light,strong(alledgedly).

Weaknesses:    Not long enough.At best mediocre quality with poor graphics.

Bottom Line:   
For the money involved in buying this kind of bar I`d look elsewhere.There are far better products out there worthy of your hard earned cash.I hate to say this but its British and that means it pretends to be good, which sadly, rarely is the case.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Carrick Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Yeti,Renthal,Answer,Orange

Bike Setup:   XC Hardtail.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jimmy Riddle a Weekend Warrior from norfolk,england

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2000

Strengths:    comfortable
looks quite good

Weaknesses:    flexes

Bottom Line:   
these bars are quite comfortable,but beware:they flex a lot
think before you buy these

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Favorite Trail:   n e where

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   bike 2000 stand

Similar Products Used:   answer pro taper

Bike Setup:   gt zaskar le,full xt,z1 dropoff too much to list

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Emil a Racer from Denmark

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2000

Strengths:    Extremely comfortable - I have a fixed fork. Excellent feel.

Weaknesses:    Comfort=flex, which can be a pain during acceleration or climbing.

Bottom Line:   
Combined with my X-Lite stem (L168, the juicy drilled one!) this bar transformed the feel of my bike. I swear it is possible to feel exactly what is happening between the tyre and asphalt. LOVE IT!
Mine hasn't dented, and top marks to the X-Lite stem which I use: It has a sleeve to even out the stress in the clamp.

PLUS: All the annoying high frequency, low amplitude vibrations are filtered out.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Marin Lite, Ritchey

Bike Setup:   Marin Eldrige grade (Cro-Mo), XT running gear, X-Lite parts.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Antonio Gomes a Weekend Warrior from Portugal

Date Reviewed: July 15, 1999

Weight, confort


Bottom Line:   
The bar is fine while it last. After 6 months of use it is ready to go to the trash. The problem: The bar is dented in the middle near the stem.
Bottom Line: i sent the bar to England ( X-Lite ) and they daid that the problem was ue to overtight of the bar. That is impossible because i never had these kind of problems with other bars. Dave ( from X-Lite ) was a great guy and tried to help me, but a free replacement was impossible because the damage is not covered by the warranty. Be carefull with this bar. Buy it knowing that you can have problems as i did, and X-Lite is more interested in sell than help their clients. Last time i buy X-Lite products. I have now Titec 150 that is great, and Titec have a good policy in what concerns warranties.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Titec 118 / Titec 150 / Answer Hyperlite / Scott carbon

Bike Setup:   
Team Marin / Girvin Elite

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