Easton Monkeylite SL Composite Handlebar Review

4.67 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Dec 23, 2009

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March 26, 2016
Pros: Light, good hand position

Cons: A little flexy

Recommendation: I have some of the older bars with a bit of a rise, and they're pretty light and very cool, but every once in a while I feel them give a little bit more than I'd like, which makes me a little uneasy.

January 14, 2016
Pros: Light and flexy, no more numb hands!

Cons: Not cheap, the green looks a little odd.

Recommendation: A win! Glad to have them on board.

January 18, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Super lite very strong i love this brand

Cons: lit bit long but i cut a inch on each side done deal.

Recommendation: strongly recomended

December 11, 2012
Model/Year: 2010

Pros: Strong

Cons: None

Recommendation: The carbon has enough flex to take away the annoying trail vibrations, but is still stiff. You cannot feel the flex even when torquing on a climb.

December 9, 2009
Pros: Strong and very light. Just enough flex to take the sting out from a hit.

Cons: None

Recommendation: Great bar, the added CNT which is a micro filler of carbon in the resin is a great idea making this bar even stronger without added weight. Anyone who is an avid XC rider could benifit from this but at a price.

January 31, 2009
Pros: Light, Strong

Cons: Not cheap

Recommendation: Old saying: "Strong, light, cheap, pick two"

August 11, 2008
Pros: This handlebar is very strong for its weight and looks great as well. I can feel the difference in dampening compared to my previous alloy bar. Not too flexy on uphill grunts.

Cons: A little pricey.

Recommendation: I would recommend this bar to just about anyone except downhillers and free riders.