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#5 out of 91 Handlebars
Brand: Answer
Tags: aluminum, am, carbon



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  • TanukiNate
    *****

    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.

    Pros
    Light, rugged, great feel

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

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  • Ben_Jones
    *****

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

    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.

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  • kennyrides
    ***

    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.

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  • Jeff Barber
    *****

    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.

    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.

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  • Syd Patricio
    *****

    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..

    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.

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