Bontrager Crowbar Race Handlebar

Crowbar Race

  • A lightweight riser bar for cross country riding
  • Fabricated from 2014-T6 custom butted aluminum
  • 40mm and 25mm rises 9 or 13 degree bend

  • User Reviews (16)

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    bike junkie   Cross Country Rider [Mar 24, 2001]
    Strength:

    good on the back

    Weakness:

    too narrow.

    i think it is a comfortable bar with the exception of being too narrow. i had to add in bar ends to give me a little more room. i'm kinda a big guy though, so i can't hold that against the product. seem to be pretty strong, though i haven't had any real diggers yet. can't feel any flex. they came on my bike but i plan to swap them out soon. if they were only a little bit longer, i would love em!

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Gaoo   [Jan 16, 2001]
    Strength:

    9 degree bend -fits perfect, not stiff as flat bars, more control

    Weakness:

    paint is not the most durable (just fly over the bar one time and the paint will go a little), maybe you will have to change you housing if they are short, be not a major problem

    An other good product from Bontrager, make you feel more confortable while riding (will test in DH this summer), 9 degree is just good. It's dull we can't see the crow-bar writing (under the grips). And it's as light as my old Icon flat bar. Throw your flat bar and get this one!

    Similar Products Used: Icon, Titec
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    James   Weekend Warrior [Jan 07, 2001]
    Strength:

    Lighter than the Coda straight bar I replaced. ( degree bend felt natural for my wrists. Excelent ergonomics make this a very comfortable piece. Width is good for bigger guys like me with broad shoulders.

    Weakness:

    My Sachs grip shift system puts the brake levers in a less than optimal place but it is not THAT bad. Should be perfect with a rapid fire setup. I still use bar ends with this setup so not using bar ends would put everything into place.

    Comfort and control dude! Makes the Cannondale feel like a motocrosser. The riding position is more neutral and not so far forward as it was with the flat bar. I resisted the riser thing untill I put them on my M80. After a long ride last Saturday, my aching back said to get a set for the Cannondale. Very solid.

    Similar Products Used: I have a good Profile riser on my 2001 Raleigh M80.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Ryan S.   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2000]
    Strength:

    low cost, gets people to buy it with false advertisement

    Weakness:

    everything but price, flexs to much when your out the saddle and push down, you can feel it flex downward. . .

    Hmmm... -not enough strength!!, and no one else mentioned because their not riding hard, and have to much trouble with the steel flat bars on their LX-level bikes!!!!

    -you'll be lured into purchasing it, because of the cheap cost, and a popular name brand "bontrager", putting their name on something designed for financial income, rather than for the consumers.........

    -i only give this a 1 cause theres no 1/2, the 1/2 is for the price. . .!

    Similar Products Used: well, a profile bar flexs too!! but a nashbar, well, that just snaps and breaks...
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    James Edison   Cross Country Rider [Dec 30, 2000]
    Strength:

    Strong, low rise

    Weakness:

    wide, mite have to chop it

    these are great...they're a little wide..but thats better than to thin..i like them but im deiberating wheather to go to a flat bar while they have the titec enduros at ..not gonna say..for 9 bucks

    Similar Products Used: flat alloys
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Greg   Weekend Warrior [Nov 01, 2000]
    Strength:

    Strong, no flex and comfortable.

    Weakness:

    A little tight when it comes time to find space to mount a Light

    Nice change from flat bar. I am still ajusting to climbing with them.

    Similar Products Used: All types of flat bars
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Edge   [Jun 30, 2000]
    Strength:

    13 degree rake

    Weakness:

    Maybe weight for the weenies

    Bought a new Fisher Sugar 3 after year on a rigid. It came with flat bars. I crashed the thing 3 times because I was always over the front wheel. I put this bar on and it was like a new ride. Perfect balance. I now put flat bars in the same catagory as biopace chain ringes. History.

    Bontrager knows bars.

    Similar Products Used: flat w/bar ends and high neck
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Ed   Weekend Warrior [Apr 20, 2000]
    Strength:

    Comfort, decent light weight, cool looks

    Weakness:

    None

    These bars came stock on my bike, and at first I was skeptical cause I've been riding flats for years. After a test ride, my initial reaction was that these were comfy and cool looking, but how will it perform on the trail with the steep climbs.

    After a year of riding these, I love it. Sure, it was easier to climb steep pitches with my flats and bar ends, but I can climb the same hills, I just have to shift my body weight around a little.

    I began mountain biking on a 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper with riser bars and I'm sticking with riser bars now.

    Similar Products Used: Various flat bars, original riser bar on my 84 Stumpjumper
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    kevin   Cross-Country Rider [Dec 23, 1999]
    Strength:

    looks good, feels good

    Weakness:

    none so far

    it gets 5 burning things

    Similar Products Used: stock alloy bars, scott at-3
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Whiplash   Cross-Country Rider [Sep 08, 1999]
    Strength:

    riser bar, price

    Weakness:

    these bars seem too narrow and the 13degree bend is hard on the wrists causing an unnatural angle.
    Just one dance on the bars and instantly bent and due for replacement

    spend the extra $10.00 and go with Titec

    Similar Products Used: Titec hellbent enduro DH bars, going back to Titec well worth the extra doe
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
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