Answer ProTAPER AM 720 Handlebar Review

5.00 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Apr 27, 2010

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December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2012 AM 720

Pros: Light, rugged, great feel

Cons: Somewhat wide, but can be trimmed down if needed.

Recommendation: I was at first worried that this bar would have too much rise, but I rolled them back a little bit and it was great. Great trail bar.

January 31, 2012

December 9, 2010
Pros: The bend, sweep and rise of these bars make for easy ups and ultra sick downhills. They are wide enough that leverage is never an issue while unlike some bars I don't find myself bashing fingers on foreign objects while tearing down the trail. The bars are ridiculously light, so much so in fact that it took me a while trust them. However once i took my first big turn with these guys I realized just how stiff they are. After bashing them into rocks, trees, and assorted wildlife I can tell you, they can take a beating.

Cons: This sounds petty... but i'm not a huge fan of the gold, the carbon weave is pretty sick looking though.

Recommendation: I loved the old Protapers on my old bike... and love the new Protaper Carbons on my new ride.

September 3, 2010
Cons: Does any one make a 3 degree sweep low rise bar any more??? I prefer less sweap, everything seems to be 5, 8 degrees or more.

August 4, 2010
Pros: Lightweight and super comfortable shape. Love the control the wide bars offer. Easy to install and maintain.

Cons: Wide bars make it tougher to navigate tight, tree-lined singletrack.

Recommendation: Although these bars are marketed as AM bars, I love 'em for XC riding. Carbon takes some of the sting out of the trail yet they're still stiff enough for efficient climbing. I have the 25.4mm rise version but the 12.7mm version is even better suited to XC riding.

April 28, 2010
Pros: Same bend as it's big brother the 780 but a bit narrower. Great feel and just the right amount of flex

Cons: none. Well doesn't come in white....Yet.

Recommendation: Great bar that is between the really wide bars and your typical XC/Trail bar. Great feel to this bar. The bend of 4 degrees up and 8 back make it feel really good on the wrists without over extending the natural bend. Just the right amount of flex for those times you hit a square edge or drop to flat, rather than smooth transitioning..

Answer ProTAPER AM 720 5.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.