Bontrager Race X Lite OS Carbon Riser Handlebar

Race X Lite OS Carbon Riser

  • 7° Bend
  • 40mm Rise (+/-)
  • 4 degree upsweep
  • 31.8mm clamp section
  • High compression carbon fiber

User Reviews (6)

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yaya   Cross Country Rider [Mar 26, 2009]
Strength:

Shape, width, comfy, looks

Weakness:

Maybe not as light as I would have liked it to be

For the price I paid I cannot fault'em really. The 31.8 clam might actually be an overkill but I'm quite heavy and aggressive so it's probably safer that way.

Similar Products Used: Titec and Easton Alu
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Pynis McDermott   Racer [Feb 24, 2009]
Strength:

Light, Strong, Great Bend, Best Price on Ebay

Weakness:

None, I Love Em

I think this bar setup is awesome. At first, I made the mistake of buying the flat bars, and did not like them. I wanted something lighter than the Select Big Sweep on my bike since I was starting to race, and I am glad I found these bars. I am a Rock Crusher/Clydesdale, and I have taken this X-Cal on some of the toughest trails AZ has to offer. I've pushed the limit of what you might think these bars can take, and they keep on cruising. I am looking at other carbon riser bars right now for a FS, and I am really glad I bought these at such a great price on the Bay.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager Race X-Lite OS Flat Bars, Bontrager Select Big Sweep.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
test_nein   Weekend Warrior [Feb 18, 2009]
Strength:

Strong as hell, and easy on the hands on rough trails.

Weakness:

As far as carbon bars go they are more on the heavey side, but as far as bars in general do they are VERY light.

Great bars all around, pretty light, soaks up bumps nice so they dont kill your hands on descending. Kinda high dollar (check ebay for good deals). I feel really comfortable with these, they are supper tought and i never feel like im going to snap them. If your looking for some nice resonably light carbon bars these are them.

Similar Products Used: Alumminum Flats (previous ones)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
frazedh   Downhiller [Oct 05, 2008]
Strength:

light,strong,light,good looking,stiff, light.
oh did i mention that these bars are really light.

Weakness:

retail price, god bless ebay.

top bit of kit, not cheap but thats probly a good thing when it comes 2 bars.

Similar Products Used: raceface evolve dh.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Victor   Cross Country Rider [Apr 11, 2007]
Strength:

Light weight.

Weakness:

They're pricey.

I was worried about snapping them on monster climbs, the kind where I'm pulling up with enormous force as I try to power up on the single speed, given their light weight. But they have held serve wonderfully. For awhile, I kept thinking on every climb, "maybe this time they'll snap". But they never do, and I quit thinking about it.

Excellent results for me, so far. This stuff is good sauce: 5 chilis!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Neill Hammond   Weekend Warrior [Apr 03, 2008]
Strength:

Great shape, super looks, very stiff

Weakness:

Not as light as true carbon bars

I have the race XXX Lite bars on my Rift Zone, and they are much lighter, but much more expensive. As a carbon wrap bar you get the best of both worlds - super strong alloy inside, super cool carbon look outside. At 240gs for 650mm wide OS bar, weight is not an issue. Get these bars if you want a great look and feel combined with awesome strength.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager Race XXX Lite Riser & Flat bars, FSA 240
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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