Race Face AirAlloy Handlebar

DESCRIPTION

RaceFace AirAlloy

  • Staight - 23in
  • Low Rise - 25in, 1" Rise
  • High Rise - 26.5in, 1.5" Rise

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Oct 05, 2002]
    Brian
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    perfect amount of rise, light enough

    Weakness:

    a little pricey

    Granted I don't have much experience at this point. These bars were an impulse buy that were recommended by the shop guy. Fit me perfectly, feel great and improved my ride on the first day out. Didn't notice much flex, lighter than the stock bars I swapped out.

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    stock specialized bar

    [Nov 08, 2003]
    C-dog
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    unbreakable, very stiff, perfect dimensions

    Weakness:

    The red anodized looks like pink and all my friends make fun of me.

    great bar has outlived 3 frames and too many other parts to name I break alot of stuff. 6'1" 190 lbs tends to do that on a hardtail. I do alot of urban assualt and freeride, and this bar has been great, I dont think there is a single other part on my bike that has lasted as long as these bars, believe me thats saying something. I just wish I hadnt ordered the red one it is definately pink not red, but hey I guess thats my fault. reccomend for all types of riding but particularly where strength is important.

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    answer, generic crap,

    [Nov 16, 2001]
    Al
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    comfortable angles
    looks good
    not too heavy for a riser bar (in fact about the same weight as my old stock flat bar)

    Weakness:

    there are lighter bars out there if you can aford the price

    I bought this bar because the ride position was too leant over with my old flat bar.

    I ride for fun only. The riser bar has made a huge difference to my comfort. Getting the ride position right for your body is very important. Don't do what I did and put up with stock parts thinking "I will get used to it". After 2 years I finaly decided to spend the money and fit a new bar. Should have upgraded 2 years ago!

    Similar Products Used:

    Titec flat bar

    [Aug 10, 2001]
    Neil
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Tough as heck, looks sweet, gives a great riding position. Plus the whole bear beating thing.

    Weakness:

    Maybe just a tad wide but only cause im trying to find a problem.

    I would reccomend this bar to anyone, its stroung, fairly light and looks schwash.5 flaming whisky craps.

    Similar Products Used:

    Many a flat bar plus a generic riser

    [Mar 17, 2001]
    Pedro
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Good looking, stiff, well done

    Weakness:

    Don´t know yet

    My back ache has disappeared at once. Does not bend, and is not as stiff as to brake your arms. Fine.

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    Easton

    [Jul 20, 1999]
    Nick
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Strong
    Relatively light

    Weakness:

    Annodization may wear off but it happens with almost any bar

    Although not the air alloy flat bar this is the 26 1/2 1 1/2 rise bar. This bar rawks. I love it. The width is great. I put it on Friday and raced the 24 hours of adrenaline crashing hard twice and it held up great. It's also a good price and well proven. Get one!

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    Coda Competition bar w/ Babu 2 barends

    [Jul 16, 1999]
    Bradon
    Cross-Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    1 rise, super wide

    Weakness:

    might want to cut it down if you ride in brush or narrow trees. It looks lame with bar ends.

    When I first purchased my bike it had a standard straight Syncros bar. I had to raise the seat so that it was 2 to 3 inches over the grips. This postition resulted in back pain and some serious crashes on the downhill sections of our races. I now have the Race Face Air Alloy bar with a one inch rise. What a difference! No more back pain and the small rise allows more control and less wieght over the front wheel. This bar was both higher and wider than the old bar so, it took some getting used to. The only problem I can see is that if you live in an area with trees and bushes you may want to cut it down a little. We have no trees here in Nevada so it's not a problem with me. 5 chilies.

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    Syncos bar

    [Jul 16, 1999]
    Kman
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    Strength:

    Strong, stiff, light, good warranty

    Weakness:

    Red turns to pink very fast

    Fantastic bar BUT,I had an anodized red one and it turned Pepto-pink in just a few months. I couldn't stand to look at it anymore so off it came. I crashed hard with it a couple of times and it held up strong so I WOULD suggest getting one....but not the red one.

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    Control Tech, Specialized, GT

    [Jun 10, 2001]
    Burton Coleman
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Cool Color.
    Light Weight.
    Strong.
    Good to beat a bear with if it attacks you.

    Weakness:

    The color turns too many heads!

    Good Stuff Get one!

    Similar Products Used:

    Genreic Schwinn Handlebar

    [May 18, 1998]
    John Kassay
    cross-country rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING

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