Bontrager Crowbar XXX DH Handlebar

Crowbar XXX DH

  • Made from 4130 Cro-moly steel with welded crossbar and offers superior strength for the rigors of pro downhill competition
  • Unique grip section profile slopes slightly upward and back so actual rise is determined by hand position
  • 40-58mm rise depending on hand position

  • User Reviews (11)

    Showing 1-10 of 11  
    bryan   Racer [Apr 05, 2009]
    Strength:

    really wide, perfect for trials riding... the wider the better... the shims fit perfectly into the oversized stem i have on 2 of my bikes (both have xxx dh) the price is worth the piece of mind when coming off an 8ft drop durring the sessions i do in an urban environment... mostly trials riding in southern ca... the weight is minimal when compared to other flimsy aluminum bars if you compare strength to weight. If you are tired of bars that have catostrophic failures within 6 mo... try the XXX DH CROMO bars, if trials and dh/freeride is for you! 11 years with no failures on 2 different bikes since 1998... one a trials mod bike and the other a dh/freeride bike... i have ridden 6-12 hrs weekly for 11 years. never once failed and forgiving enough for the biggest hits and drops...

    Weakness:

    shims have a slight slip, use 2-5 brake cable clippings to prevent shim slippage between shim and bars is the best way. between the stem and the shim if that does't work... trial and error...

    aluminum bars will fail in the long run... i trust these cromo bars with my life, and my life is in my hands on these bars... cromo xxx dh bars have survived on 2 of my trials bikes since 1998 and have not shown even the slightest signs of wear and are as rigid as the day of purchas... one on a stock trials/dh/freeride bike the other on a mod trials bike used in competitions and in daily rides... i am riding on the same pair since 1998...

    Similar Products Used: azonic bars-snapped durring trials session... triple walled bars- snapped at bulge durring trials session... other aluminum bars with a clamp on cross bar that snapped at clamp durring a trials session... triple walled aluminum bars that snapped quickly after about a dozen 8 ft. drops...
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    LunchBox   Downhiller [Oct 20, 2002]
    Strength:

    Light for DH, accurate, no flex, and have you tards noticed that this bar acts like the $150 Mg stems, as far as cutting out the high frequency vibes? I've run this beaut for almost 2 years...I SHOULD replace it...but it hasn't given me a reason too...fatigue...it's there somewhere.

    Weakness:

    *they aren't free

    the d@mn thing is like 40 bucks, indestructible, and peeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrty. I love this stupid bar...and my next bar will be the same.

    Similar Products Used: Titec HellBent, Specialized 2" Riser
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    martin l.   Weekend Warrior [Jan 03, 2002]
    Strength:

    very strong
    very long
    it's cromo
    good look

    Weakness:

    nothing

    Good stuff for those who whant a bar that is very solid and long enaugh for trials or freeriding.
    I suggest this bar to anyone and for only 50$ can. get it now.

    Similar Products Used: azonic
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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Luke   [Jul 30, 2002]
    Strength:

    - Very strong, cross brace makes it very stiff
    - Not so wide that my bars hit trees on switchbacks
    - Cheap in price

    Weakness:

    none so far

    This is a surprisingly strong and functional product from Bontrager...I took a gamble buying a DH product from them but it has turned out to be awesome...totally strong, stiff, and not overkill like the Planet X bars. What else can I say, for $30 retail you get a much cheaper version of some of the other hyped-up superstrong riser bars on the market.

    Similar Products Used: Planet X Goliath
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Phil   Downhiller [Dec 23, 2003]
    Strength:

    Cheap, Strong, Looks good, Chromo, Wide

    Weakness:

    none

    Amazing bars for the price. I needed to replace some old RFs and these were the cheapest I could find that looked strong. No problems after a season of racing and Whistler. Chromo will bend before it snaps so you won't be eating your stem.

    Similar Products Used: Raceface, Titec, Powertools, Azonic
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Cailan Libby   Downhiller [Jul 26, 2002]
    Strength:

    Everything, really strong, look awesome, cheaper than most high end bars and works better

    Weakness:

    None, absolutely nothing

    These are sweet bars, Look awesome, work awesome, just an awesome bar.

    Similar Products Used: answer, monkey lite
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Anthony L   Weekend Warrior [Nov 16, 2004]
    Strength:

    Tough, looks, price

    Weakness:

    Comes stock 28 inches wide, but i ended up shaving off a few inches

    Good handlebar for your Freeride, Downhilling, street needs

    Similar Products Used: - Answer Gold Protaper
    - Kona DH bar & Primo
    - Ameba DH bars
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jim Werbein   [Aug 24, 2002]
    Strength:

    Wide.
    Crossbar.
    Stiff.
    Pretty strong I guess.

    Weakness:

    Sometimes a little too wide.
    Heavy.
    Bent.

    A decent bar, I bent mine in a moderate crash after 3 months... I won't buy another pair though. These failed miserably IMO.

    Bent the bar about an inch down, inch and a half inward, also cracked the weld holding the crossbrace on.

    Not a super durable bar. But decent all the same.

    4 for value, it was cheap.
    2 overall, because it bent.

    Similar Products Used: Lots
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Shane   Cross Country Rider [Aug 21, 2002]
    Strength:

    Great Price, very strong, great bend.

    Weakness:

    none

    I needed a riser bar bad. I felt like I was leaning way too far over the front hub. These bars have changed the whole geometry of my bike and made HUGE improvements. I'm an old BMXer and these bars put you more upright in the saddle. Makes downhills feel way more stable even with cheap RST 281 forks, and uphills climbs have NOT been effected in any negative way.

    Similar Products Used: This is my first riser bar, I needed one long ago.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Nick   [Jun 28, 2002]
    Strength:

    Strong, nice finish, welded crossbar, strong, stiff, confidence inspiring

    Plus, cromo bends before it breaks, so no unexpected chest punctures from the tattered remains of your aluminum bar at the bottom of that big drop

    Weakness:

    "Waaaah, it's heavy, waaaah"
    ha!

    I really like this bar. It's hard to overstate how much. Take that flimsy alloy bar of yours, put your hands on the ends, and put all your weight on it. Then bounce up and down. Feel that? That's your bar wanking around about a half an inch or more. I don't know about you, but I don't like that.

    Even with a rigid cromoly fork, I cannot get this thing to flex. The geometry is perfect for me, and is definitely unique among the bars I've tried. Big, wide, and precise.
    My favorite bar.

    IT'S THIRTY DOLLARS! Why don't you own one yet?! In this day of radically overpriced components, do something to support the guys who offer us quality at a decent price!

    Similar Products Used: Azonic double wall, Club roost riser, Titec ringleader, raceface air alloy, bontrager race modified
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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