Scott LF Handlebar

DESCRIPTION

Scott LiteFlite 2 Bar

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 01, 1997]
syd
racer

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5
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I have two bikes with these bars on them and been using them for six years. I raced one set for three years until I moved onto another bike. I weigh 205 lbs and ride hard and have crashed hard on several occasions. I have never once had any problems with these bars. They flex only when my hands were on the bar ends, little flex when your hands are on flat section (hardly noticeable). They actually do take up some trail shock. These bars are the lightest set around though some stems make installing them somewhat difficulty. This has largely been eliminated by most threadless stems. My new bike a litespeed Tellico will have them.

[Aug 01, 1997]
Jerry
cross-country rider

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5
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Used the AT2-LF for a couple of years and really like it. Tried to find another for a new bike but couldn't so I got the carbon fiber version. Great bars, and LIGHT.

[May 27, 1997]
Paul Weeks
cross-country rider

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5
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I bought the AT-3 LF for $15 at a swap meet. I think the bar has a very ergonomic feel and also has the added benefit, due to the barends extending in toward each other, of being able to bash between close trees without the running the risk of hooking a bar-end.

[Feb 19, 1997]
Ian
cross-country rider

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4
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The bar is super lite,the bar flexes when you wrench on bar ends. The length of the bar is measured from edge to edge, actual useable bar space is about 3 inches less than the overall length of bar. Bar extensions (bar ends) are comfortable, but I prefer straight ends because they feel more secure. If you dont wrench your bar ends and like a narrow bar I would suggest this Ultra lite bar. And one other thing, Gripshifts wont slide past the bends.

[Nov 22, 1996]
Scott S.
cross-country rider

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5
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AT-2 LF: I've had it for 6 months now, and I really like it. VERY light, and
I have never noticed any flex in it (I'm ~185 lbs). It has enough room for
my XT brake/shifters, my Nightrider lights, and my bike computer (I hate
sounding like such a techno-weenie, but I was happy that all that stuff fit). I had a pair of Scott bar-ends that I broke in a wreck a few years back, and the local SCOTT dealer had told my LBS to replace anything that came back broken - they were replaced for free, no questions... Cool company.

[Nov 27, 1996]
Chris Barron
racer

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5
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Great bar. I've been riding mine for a couple of years with no problems. Maybe a little flex when I start cranking on the ends during climbs, though I've gotten used to this. I still think one-piece bars are the way to go. What bar and bar-end combo even comes close to 185g?

[Nov 27, 1996]
Dave
weekend warrior

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4
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Nice bars. They are the only bars I have ever used that I have felt flex but it isn't annoying. The AT-2 LFs have held up in a couple of minor crashes, the only damage being a lost end-cap. They do run on the short side so get one size larger than you would otherwise. I'm happy enough with them that the only thing I'd replace them with is the thermoplastic version, and then only if these were to break.

[Oct 11, 1996]
Charles
cross-country rider

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4
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The combo handlebar that I own is the Scott AT3-LF. The difference between the AT3 and AT2 is that for the AT3-LF the ends curl around and extends toward each other more, giving the rider even more hand positions to choose from than AT2. This added length is especially handy when one is riding fast on paved surfaces and the rider wants to reduce drag by stretching out and lowering the body. All this added length and the bar is still only 210 grams (claimed). Couple of draw-backs: 1) In order to use GripShift, I had to do some modification to my X-Rays (actually a friend of mine did it for me). With instructions faxed from Scott, it is no problem at all. Thus to say that you can't use GripShift with these bars is simply not true. 2) The straight part of the bar is not very long, thus limiting the amount of hand space available for maneuvering in singletrack conditions as well as limiting the number of accessories you can mount (i.e. you can put a cyclometer and a bell on the handlebar, but there's no room for a light after you put the two previous items on). However, the problem is not extreme. 3) The bar flexes more than other handlebars. Overall the AT3-LF provides equivalent performance as my previous handlebar-barends combination, at approximately 70g less weight. I would recommend this product.

[Apr 17, 1997]
Old Norm
weekend warrior

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4
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Bars ar nice and light, maybe a bit flexxy but not disturbingly so. The survived many XC crashes, but not the street crash. The up side is that Scott USA has a replacement policy; $20 US and your old bars and they will send you new [email protected], the AT2-LF no longer being manufactured. Scott can be reached at 303-473-9609.

[Jun 27, 2005]
BluesDaddy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Strength:

Super light, strong enough for any XC situation, comfy

Weakness:

Some components may be tricky to install

This is one of the few parts that I have moved onto more than one bike. It is that good. If you ride XC and like barends, this bar is your Holy Grail.
Some have mentioned problems finding grips. The solution is simple: buy a pack of roadie cork bar tape. One roll (half a package) will do both sides on the AT-2. Then, four bad crashes later when the tape is all torn up, put on the other roll. I'm still milking the same tape. Enjoy!

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