Kestrel CarbonKevlar® MTB Bar Handlebar

CarbonKevlar® MTB Bar

  • Carbon / Kevlar Hybrid
  • Toughened Thermoset Matrix
  • All Composite Construction
  • 125 grams / 23"

  • User Reviews (9)

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    Dragon   [Dec 01, 2006]
    Strength:

    I forgot when I got this, surely like 8+ years before, 23 inches with the extra light weight of 85 grams. Made of Composite CarbonKevlar, it got cool looking of Hybrid black and brownish yellow weave.

    no more in production, grab one if you can find! If you like to use barend, it may not be fitted, because composite of CarbonKevlar is slight thicker built in this handle bar, on counterpart, it give me more confident than using easton (non carbon fiber)with very think wall.

    Similar Products Used: IP composites, great product as well, dont really like the extra big printed logo, and the transparent of weave is worst than Kestrel's
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jeff   Racer [Nov 21, 2001]
    Strength:

    Weight, Strength, Appearance

    Weakness:

    None

    This is a great bar. But like any other composite bars, you hit a tree hard enough with it and it will break.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Racer X   Racer [May 04, 1999]
    Strength:

    Light, Cool Carbon Pattern, wow factor

    Weakness:

    Light, no sweep, can't put in end plugs, expensive(did I mention the wow factor?)

    This is a very light bar, I'd say very close to 100 grams. If you are after light weight and want to impress your friends, then this is a pretty cool bar. However, it is still a carbon bar, prone to micro-cracks, so take it easy on the installation. Also, the bar is dead straight, no bend, fine for me, but may not be for everyone. The bars came with composite reinforcements to allow attatchment of bar-ends, but I can't put in endplugs because of the reinforcements. Overall, pretty cool. However, there are some newer bars available with sweep.

    Similar Products Used: none, first carbon bar
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    Calvin   Cross Country Rider [Aug 12, 2000]
    Strength:

    Looks great especially with the RaceFace System stem and light, lifetime warranty

    Weakness:

    none so far

    a good bar for XC'ers, great looking, flexes alittle
    though

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Huey   Racer [Feb 17, 2000]
    Strength:

    Light (120g), Strong, Cool looking

    Weakness:

    could be wider, with more sweep 3 degrees isn't enough

    If you like flat bars, you can't beat these.
    There light, stong, and if you do crash and break'em,
    Which is the only way you will break'em they have a
    lifetime warranty, how many other bars this light have that.

    Similar Products Used: hyperlite
    Titec
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    justin   Cross-Country Rider [Oct 29, 1999]
    Strength:

    light, looks cool, 3 degree bend ( some one else said it was straight)

    Weakness:

    it broke

    i have had it for more than two years and never had a problem with, and i crash alot...hard. never a problem until about a week ago i hit a tree and it snapped. but it did last through two years of abuse

    Similar Products Used: various aluminum bars
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    joe   Weekend Warrior [Jun 08, 1999]
    Strength:

    light

    Weakness:

    weak

    terrible bar. my friend went to Lutsen and broke it on the first run. the thing broke on both sides of the stem.
    he was injured pretty bad and wasnt able to ride the rest of the weekend

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    Karl   Racer [Jul 03, 2001]
    Strength:

    Great bar. Light weight, good looking, and durable.

    Weakness:

    Expensive, maybe.

    This bar has been great. A component is great when you don't have to think about it, and this is one of them. I have had it for 4 years, and never had a problem, I just don't think about it unless someone comments on my cool bar. Buy one, and if you do break it, the replacement is free, forever!

    Similar Products Used: Kalloy, Titec Hellbent.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Hui   Cross Country Rider [Apr 01, 2003]
    Strength:

    Cheap and very light. Probably one of the lighest out there at dirt cheap prices, if you can find it. I had an earlier model that was on sale.

    Weakness:

    I have the older model which has the carbon brown and black carbon fiber weaves which make it look ugly, but I hear some people like that look... Looks like it's high resin.

    It's a bar. It's cheap. It's light. It's flat, which lowers the riding stance.

    I guess It could flex, but I don't do big drops so i haven't noticed. It looks cheesy, but it does its' job.

    Similar Products Used: Kore riser
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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