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Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Bars: Vultus Bars
MSRP: $71.99 – $81.99

Material/Tubing: 13 Butted Chromoly Tubing
Rise: 7.5″, 8.0″, 8.25″, 8.5″, 9″
Width: 7.5″ = 25″ Wide, 8.0″/8.25″/8.5″ = 28″ Wide, 9″ = 30″ Wide
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Colors: Black, White, Crimson Red, Purple, Highlighter Blue, Highlighter Yellow, Chrome
Weight: 8.0″ = 25.4 oz

Other Info & Details:
The Vultus Bar features our unique teardrop crossbar. Our bars have an anti-rust ED coating with masked knurling for better stem clamping. They are also 100% post-weld, heat-treated so you can drop out of the sky with no problems.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We used a series of highly developed, algebraic equations to devise the best possible box shape so you don’t look like a tool at the skatepark.
– Ryan Chadwick, Team Manager, The Shadow Conspiracy

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Company: Stolen Bike Co.
Bars: Cell
MSRP: $42.99

Material/Tubing: 11-butted 4130 Chromoly, P2 post production heat-treatment
Rise: 7.5″, 8″, 8.25″, 8.65″
Width: (7.5″) – 27″, (8″) – 28″, (8.25″) – 28.5″ (8.65″) – 28.5″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: (7.5″) – 5.5″, (8″) – 5.90″, (8.25″) – 6.16″, (8.65″) – 6.67″
Crossbar Width: (7.5″) – 9.4″, (8″) – 9.83″, (8.25″) – 11.07″, (8.65″) – 11.625″
Colors: Black, Gang Green, Matte Blue, Matte Red, Neon Orange, or White
Weight: 26.4oz (7.5″)

Other Info & Details: 19mm cross bar

What were your goals when designing this product?
We went with a strong, lightweight, and affordable aftermarket bar. We use a true after production heat-treatment while many others claim such with heat-treated tubing (preproduction). Our team had a lot of input in the handlebar specs.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our handlebars are designed with comfort in mind so riders can easily become accustomed to them. There is also a large selection to choose from given the various sizes and colors.
-Paul Alfaro, Stolen BMX

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Company: Eastern Bikes
Bars: Karl Poynter Bars
MSRP: $54.99

Material/Tubing: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 8.5″
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 12º
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6″
Crossbar Width: 9.75″
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte Purple, Matte Hot Blue, and Matte Acid Wash
Weight: 28.6 oz

Other Info & Details: Multi-butted main tube and double-butted crossbar to save weight, and heat-treating after welding to add strength.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a bar that Karl loved to ride. And he does. Here's what he said about them: “I’m proud and excited to introduce my signature BMX bars from Eastern Bikes. These nice and clean TWO-piece style bars feature everything you need to stay in control on your bike. The graphics consist of a version of my state’s flag. Also, my signature is located right where your grip would go. My bars are available in a variety of colors so you can keep whatever color scheme you may have looking good. Prior to the development of my signature bars I was running the Eastern Wonder Year bars. I really liked the feel and look of those and decided to base my bars from them with some personal adjustments added.”

Why are your Bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Karl Poynter Bars are backed with Eastern Bikes limited lifetime warranty.
-Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

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Company: Eastern Bikes
Bars: Wonder Years Bars
MSRP: $54.99

Material/Tubing: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 7.5″ (Mid-Seventies), 8″ (Eighties), 8.25″ (Early Eighties), 8.75″ (Late Eighties) or 9″ (Nineties)
Width: 7.5 – 25″, 8 – 28.5″, 8.25 – 28.5″, 8.75 – 28.5″, 9 – 30″
Backsweep: 7.5 – 10º, 8 – 12º, 8.25 – 12º, 8.75 – 12º, 9 – 12º
Upsweep: 7.5 – 5º, 8 – 1º, 8.25 – 1º, 8.75 – 1º, 9 – 1º
Crossbar Height: 7.5 – 5″, 8 – 5.75″, 8.25 – 5.75″, 8.75 – 6.25″, 9 – 6.5″
Crossbar Width: 7.5 – 8.5″, 8 – 9.75″, 8.25 – 9.75″, 8.75 – 10.75″, 9 – 11.5″
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte Purple, Matte Hot Blue, and Matte Acid Wash
Weight: 7.5 – 24.2 oz, 8 – 28.1 oz, 8.25 – 28.4 oz, 8.75 – 28.6 oz, 9 – 30.3 oz

Other Info & Details: Multi-butted main tube and double-butted crossbar to save weight, and heat-treating after welding to add strength.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a great feeling bar that was light, yet strong. They are available in various sizes and colors so riders have a choice.

Why are your Bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Wonder Years Bars are backed with Eastern Bikes limited lifetime warranty. Plus, grips really like them.
-Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

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Company: Tree Bicycle Co.
Bars: Branch Bars
MSRP: $69.99

Material/Tubing: 4130 post-weld heat-treated Chromoly
Rise: 8″
Width: 27″
Backsweep: 12 degrees
Upsweep: 1 or 4 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.5″ on centers
Crossbar Width: 9.6″
Colors: Black, White, and Matte Raw
Weight: 26 oz

Other Info & Details:
Made to work with Tree thread-in bar ends, but will work with any other bar end style.

What were your goals when designing this product?
At the time we designed these bars the bar that we had out was the Hot Bar, and the team, and other riders wanted bigger bars. With the popularity of bigger bars growing we made the Branch Bar, and we were trying to make the strongest 8″ bar on the market that was still light.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our bars have a slightly more compact box design than other bars, which allows us to use larger radius's, which really improves the strength of the bar because the more you bend a tube the weaker it becomes. These bars have a lifetime guarantee against breaking and bending. They have been laboratory tested against other brands of 8″ handlebars and they were the strongest bars that we tested.
-Nathan Parker, Tree Bicycle Co.

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Company: Tree Bicycle Co.
Bars: Sequoia Bars
MSRP: $69.99

Material/Tubing: 4130 post-weld heat-treated chromoly
Rise: 8.5″
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 12 degrees
Upsweep: 1 or 4 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.9″ on centers
Crossbar Width: 10″
Colors: Black, Matte Raw
Weight: 27.8 oz

Other Info & Details:
Compatible with Tree thread-in bar ends, but will work with any other bar end as well.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to make a bigger bar than what we currently offered that was also very strong, and a good weight. We came up with some geometry that we thought wasn't too big or too small, and that filled in a gap in the bar sizes that were available.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They have compact design for a more progressive look allows a larger radius at the grip bend making these the strongest bars compared to other major brands in our laboratory tests. These bars have a lifetime guarantee against breaking and bending.
-Nathan Parker, Tree Bicycle Co.

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Company: Felt BMX
Bars: Wheelie Bars
MSRP: BK $79.99 CP $89.99

Material/Tubing: Heat-treated 13-butted Super-Lite seamless Chromoly tubing
Rise: 8.5″ or 8.75″
Width: 29″ or 29.5″
Backsweep: 12 degree
Upsweep: 1 degree
Crossbar Height: 155mm/160mm
Crossbar Width: 267mm/278mm
Colors: Black ED or Chrome
Weight: 676g or 23.85oz

Other Info & Details:
19mm OD crossbar

What were your goals when designing this product?
The Cranmer bars have been really good, but these crazy kids these days want taller bars so we are giving them what they want.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These bars are made in Taiwan by one of the better, if not the best, handlebar suppliers, and exactly to Felt specs. Be careful with questionable quality bars…broken bars = really hurts.
-Alan Foster, Felt BMX

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Company: Felt BMX
Bars: Cranmer SR-XL Bars
MSRP: $79.99

Material/Tubing: Heat-treated 13-butted Super-Lite seamless Chromoly tubing
Rise: 8.2″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12 degree
Upsweep: 1 degree
Crossbar Height: 150mm
Crossbar Width: 258mm
Colors: Black ED or Chrome
Weight: 678g or 23.9oz

Other Info & Details:
Scotty's first Cranmer bar (Cranmer bar JR) that he designed every measurement for was 7.25″ high and 25″ wide, less than five years ago. We have some on sale if you are interested…

What were your goals when designing this product?
Follow what Scotty was asking for.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These bars are made in Taiwan by one of the better, if not the best, handlebar suppliers, and exactly to Felt specs. Be careful with questionable quality bars…broken bars = really hurts.
-Alan Foster, Felt BMX

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Company: Subrosa
Bars: Pandora
MSRP: $64.99 ($74.99 Chrome)

Material/Tubing: 100% 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 7.75″, 8″, 8.25″, 8.5″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Colors: Matte Black, Matte White, Matte Raw, Matte Purple, Matte Blue, Chrome Weight: 25.9oz (8.25″)

Other Info & Details:
Our Pandora Bars are 100% post-weld “Deathproof” heat-treated and are 13-butted. We use an Anti-rust ED coating and mask off knurls before we powered coat them for better stem clamping. All our bars also have our E-Z Cut machined guides for ease and accuracy of cutting, and a limited lifetime warranty.

What were your goals when designing this product?
I really wanted to use square tubing, but when I saw that Harrington Cycles had that covered, we just went with a clean, good shaped 2pc design.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They are run by Mark Mulville, Hoang Tran, Miles Rogoish, Lahsaan Kobza, Scott Ditchburn, Greg Smee, Seamus Mckeon, and Kyle Hart.
-Ryan Sher, Subrosa Brand Manager/ Bail Bondsman

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Company: Subrosa
Bars: Pandora (Hoang Tran Villicus Kit)
MSRP: $64.99 Material/Tubing: 100% 4130 Chromoly

Rise: 8.25″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Colors: Matte Black/Blood Splatter, Matte White/Blood Splatter, Matte Raw/Zomie Splatter, Matte Purple Zombie Splatter, Matte Blue/Black Splatter
Weight: 25.9oz

Other Info & Details:
Our Pandora Bars are 100% post-weld “Deathproof” heat-treated and are 13 butted we use an Anti-rust ED coating and mask off knurls before we powered coat them for better stem clamping. All our bars also have our E-Z Cut machined guides for ease and accuracy of cutting, and a limited lifetime warranty.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Just a custom paint job to match Hoang Tran’s pro model Villicus frame.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They are run by Hoang Tran
– Ryan Sher, Subrosa Brand Manager/ Bail Bondsman

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Company: KHEbikes
Bars: Anchor bar V2
MSRP: 139€ (Roughly $192)

Material/Tubing: Multi-butted CrMo bar, 3D invest casting CrMo stem, 100% heat-treated
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.87″
Crossbar Width: 10.37″
Colors: Gun Grey
Weight: 870g

Other Info & Details:
The Anchor Bar V2 is a stem-handlebar-combo with 48mm offset.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to create a bar which only needs one bolt to be tighten in order to clamp the bar combo. It is easy and very convenient. No more need to struggle to find again the exact position of your bar on the stem!

Why is your handlebar better than others or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Anchor V2 is built around a multi-butted CrMo bar on which a 3D invest cast stem is directly welded. The closed design of the stem and the fact that the bar is not cut in middle avoid flexing and create a very stiff combination.
-Markus Reich, KHE

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Company: KHEbikes
Bars: Pluma
MSRP: 89€ (Roughly $123)

Material/Tubing: Multi-butted, heat-treated, made of Mugen (12% lighter and 15% stronger than normal 4130 butted CrMo)

Rise: 8.25″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.63″
Crossbar Width: 10″
Colors: Silver
Weight: 644g

Other Info & Details:
The Pluma bar is a signature park handlebar from X-Games winner Daniel Dhers.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To create a signature bar for Daniel Dhers with special angles…6° upsweep!

Why is your handlebar better than others or what makes them different from others on the market?
It's better cause of our Pluma bar use a special material, which is call “Mugen.” Mugen is 12% lighter and 15% stronger than normal 4130 butted CrMo.
-Markus Reich, KHE

diamondback

Company: Diamondback BMX
Bars: Joe Bar
MSRP: $50

Material/Tubing: Butted Chromoly
Rise: 8.125″
Width: 27.5″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.75″
Crossbar Width: 10.5″
Crossbar OD: 19mm
Colors: ED Black
Weight: 1lb 12oz

Other Info & Details:
Diogo Canina's Signature Handlebar. Full-butted chromo that is heat-treated after the welding process

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a bar that could hold up to Diogos huge flairs!

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Ours bars aren't the tallest or the widest, but we did push the bend near the grip a little further out toward the end. Diogo dosen't ride brakes, he didn't want a bar that looked like it needed a lever on it.
-Mike Hammond, Diamondback

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Company: Mutiny Bikes
Bars: Glam Bar / Glamroid Bar
MSRP: $64.99 – $69.99 / $69.99 – $74.99

Material/Tubing: 420 Baked Crom multi-butted 4130 chromoly
Rise: 8.125″ / 8.5″
Width: 29″ / 30″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6″ / 6.25″
Crossbar Width: 11.5″ / 11.625″
Colors: Baron Black, Dank Green, Dip Blue, Dip Green, Flat Gray, Phosphate Raw
Weight: 27 oz

What were your goals when designing this product?
Designed with input from the team we wanted to make a good looking and functional bar.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They are handlebars. We like 'em a lot. If like what we are doing and like the specs, then pick some up.
-Gaz Sanders, Mutiny

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Company: Twenty Bikes Co.
Bars: Highland
MSRP: $75
Material/Tubing: Japan Sanko Cr-Mo Heat-Treated
Rise: 8.4”
Width: 28.75”
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.6”
Crossbar Width: 10.0”
Colors: Red Mat, Black Mat and Chrome
Weight: 1.70 lbs

What were your goals when designing this product?
Comfortable, effective, very light, and very strong

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Company: Twenty Bikes Co.
Bars: French Kiss
MSRP: $75
Material/Tubing: Japan Sanko Cr-Mo Heat-Treated
Rise: 8.2”
Width: 28”

Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.6”
Crossbar Width: 10.5”
Colors: Sand Matte or Black Matte
Weight: 1.63 lbs

What were your goals when designing this product?
Comfortable, effective, very light and very strong.

cult-deathrow

Company: Cult
Bars: 8.50″ Death Row
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: Butted 4130 chromoly
Rise: 8.50″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.10″
Crossbar Width: 10.5″
Colors: Black, Orange, Chrome, and Raw
Weight: 28.8 oz

Other Info & Details:
100% Heat-treated

What were your goals when designing this product?
To build the exact bars our riders wanted to use. We sampled several different styles through Solid Bikes before producing the final Death Row bars.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Death Row bars are produced from the finest grade USA 4130 chromoly available through Vari-Wall and True Temper. The butt profile of our Vari-Wall tubes is exclusively sold to Cult and produces one of the strongest butted bars on the market today.
-Neal Wood, Cult

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Company: Cult
Bars: 8.25″ Death Row
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: Butted 4130 chromoly
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29.25″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.90″
Crossbar Width: 10.3″
Colors: Black, Orange, Chrome, and Raw
Weight: 27.3 oz

Other Info & Details:
100% Heat-Treated

What were your goals when designing this product?
To build the exact bars our riders wanted to use. We sampled several different styles through Solid Bikes before producing the final Death Row bars.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Death Row bars are produced from the finest grade USA 4130 chromoly available through Vari-Wall and True Temper. he butt profile of our Vari-Wall tubes is exclusively sold to Cult and produces one of the strongest butted bars on the market today.
-Neal Wood, Cult

kinkhumanbars

Company: Kink Bike Co.
Bars: Human Bars
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted 4130 Chromoly Steel
Rise: 8.75″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12 Degrees
Upsweep: 1 Degree
Crossbar Height: 6.3″ (160mm)
Crossbar Width: 10.7″ (272mm)
Colors: Black ED
Weight: 24.7oz

Other Info & Details:
Post-weld heat-treated with Kink's own TruTherm process. Fully backed by a lifetime guarantee.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a taller, super strong set of bars that feel great and look great, too.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our bars are some of the strongest out on the market today while still coming in lighter than some other brands, and we think they have a really great shape and look as well.
-Matt Antes, Kink

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Company: Kink Bike Co.
Bars: Wolf Bars
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted 4130 Chromoly Steel
Rise: 8.5″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12 Degrees
Upsweep: 1 Degree
Crossbar Height: 6″ (154mm)
Crossbar Width: 10.7″ (272mm)
Colors: Black ED, Chrome, Sandstone, White
Weight: 26.2oz

Other Info & Details:
Post-weld heat-treated with Kink's own TruTherm process. Fully backed by a lifetime guarantee.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a super strong set of bars that feel great and look great, too.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Our bars are some of the strongest out on the market today while still coming in lighter than some other brands and we think they have a really great shape and look as well.
-Matt Antes, Kink

season1

Company: Season Bikes
Bars: Zenith
MSRP: USD $65.95

Material/Tubing: Triple-butted chromoly.
Rise: 8.9″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 10 degrees
Upsweep: 2 degrees
Crossbar Height: 6.4″
Crossbar Width: 11″
Colors: Black or CP
Weight: 788grams / 27.74 oz

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Company: Season Bikes
Bars: BigBerg
MSRP: USD $59.95

Material/Tubing: Triple-butted chromoly.
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10 degrees
Upsweep: 2 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.5″
Crossbar Width: 10″
Colors: Black, Oxy red or CP
Weight: 698grams /24.62 oz

Other Info & Details:
All measurements are taken center to center.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Having a bigger bar for tall rider such as Jared Swafford, and it fit to the trend, which is a bonus.

Why are your Bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Strength against bending and denting. Thicker on necessary tubing points.
-David Lombard, Season Bikes

sm-slam

Company: S&M
Bars: Slam Bar
MSRP: $54.99 (+$10 for chrome)

Material/Tubing: 4130 CRMO
Rise: 8″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Colors: Black, White, Yellow, Chrome, Red
Weight: 2 lb

Other Info & Details:
Lifetime Warranty
Made in USA

What were your goals when designing this product?
No butts! No shit!

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These are the originals!

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Company: S&M
Bars: Hoder
MSRP: $59.99 (+$10 for chrome)

Material/Tubing: 4130 CRMO, 4Qq baked, post-weld heat-treated
Rise: 8.625″
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep: 1.5°
Colors: Black, Chrome, Red
Weight: 2.13lb

Other Info & Details:
Lifetime Warranty
Made in USA

What were your goals when designing this product?
Designed by Mike Hoder for riders using Grand Slams and spacers looking to scrap the spacers.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We only use the best materials and equipment to manufacture our bars, and everything is done in the USA. Do the most!

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Company: Sputnic
Bars: Skyline Bars
MSRP: $63.99

Material/Tubing: 13 Butted Chromoly
Rise: 8″, 8.25″, 8.5″
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 12 Degree
Upsweep: 1 Degree
Colors: Chrome Red, Flat Black, Matte Blue, Metal Grey, Matte Tan, Gloss Purple, Matte Red, and Chrome Grey
Weight: 26.6 oz for 8″

Other Info & Details:
Tony Neyer signature bars. The bars are 100 percent post-weld heat-treated and feature an externally butted crossbar for an increased weld area to give the strength of a bigger crossbar without the extra weight.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a bar that uses a clean, classic design, but is strong and light .

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
These were the first bars to use an externally butted crossbar for added strength while keeping the weight down.

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Company: Colony BMX
Bars: Bull Bars
MSRP: $76.99

Material/Tubing: 11-butted full heat-treated CrMo.
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 12″
Upsweep: 1″
Crossbar Height: 6.1″
Crossbar Width: 19mm
Colors: Red Storm, Wasabi, Matte Grey, Chrome, Matte Black, and White
Weight: 799 grams (1.76 lbs)

Other Info & Details:
A good sized bar that will suit most riders. I guess you could say a happy medium?

What were your goals when designing this product?
A set of bars that suited what riders are after…high and wide!

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Specs that work and that are in proportion. Along with a good-looking shape.
-Cooper Brownlee, Colony BMX

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Company: Colony BMX
Bars: Dagger Bars
MSRP: $76.99

Material/Tubing: 11-butted full heat-treated CrMo.
Rise: 8.1″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12″
Upsweep: 4″
Crossbar Height: 5.7″
Crossbar Width: 19mm
Colors: Red Storm, Wasabi, Matte Grey, Chrome, Matt Black, and White
Weight: 777 grams (1.71 lbs)

Other Info & Details:
Ryan Guettler signature bar.

What were your goals when designing this product?
A set of bars that suited Ryan's riding style and that he was happy to run.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Not too much you can do with a set of bars, but these do have a unique shape.
-Cooper Brownlee, Colony BMX

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Company: Superstar BMX
Bars: Sweet Sweep
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: Multi-butted heat-treated cr-mo
Rise: 8.0″, 8.3″, 8.6″ – Also available: 7.35″, 7.85″, 8.15″ (2009/2010 versions)
Width: 28.5″ for 8.0″, 29″ for 8.3″ and 8.6″
Backsweep: 13 degrees
Upsweep: 2 degrees
Crossbar Height: 140 mm / 5.5″ for 8.0″ and 8.3″, 148 mm / 5.8″ for 8.6″
Crossbar Width: 254 mm / 10″ for 8.0″ and 8.3″, 257 mm / 10.1″ for 8.6″
Colors: Black, Pearl Coffee, Pearl Silver, Matt Dark Grey, Matt Dark Army
Weight: 730 grams / 26 oz

Other Info & Details:
4 saw lines on each side for clean cut.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to have a comfortable handlebar with important backsweep—13 degrees.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Obviously, most bars are all very similar. Our difference is the comfortable backsweep. Give a try and you'll understand…
-Marc-Etienne Dalgé

country-1

Company: Country Bikes
Bars: 855
MSRP: $72.95

Material/Tubing: 100% Japan Sanko CrMo tubing, fully heat-treated
Rise: 8.55inch / 217.2mm
Width: 28.75inch / 730.2mm
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep: 1.5°
Crossbar Height: 6.24inch / 158.5mm
Crossbar Width: 10.45inch / 265.4mm
Colors: Gloss Black
Weight: 1.52lbs / 689.5g

country-2

Company: Country Bikes
Bars: 835
MSRP: $72.95

Material/Tubing: 100% Japan Sanko CrMo tubing, fully heat-treated
Rise: 8.35inch / 212.0mm
Width: 28.50inch / 723.8mm
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep: 1.5°
Crossbar Height: 6.04inch / 153.5mm
Crossbar Width: 10.26inch / 260.6mm
Colors: Gloss Black
Weight: 1.50Ibs / 680g

Other Info & Details:
Our bars are 13-butted to save weight, but still offer enough strength in the areas where needed. It also comes with a 0.63inch / 16mm slim crossbar for a clean look and anti-throttle holes to avoid slipping grips.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Primarily we wanted to design a bar with a classic clean look, which got emphasized by the slim crossbar. The 855 bar is almost the same as the 835, but we gave it just a bit more rise and width to give you a bit more control over your bike and reduce the risk of a hurt back.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The main advantage is weight, which helps you handle your bike more easily. All our parts got tested for a long period before we released them to make sure riders will be satisfied for a long time (and of course, have fun riding our bars).
-Patrick Fuchs, Country Bikes

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Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Bars: XLT
MSRP: $84.99

Material/Tubing: Butted Mugen tubing that is 20% stronger than regular Chromo
Rise: 8.25″ or 8.75″
Backsweep: 12º
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.25″
Crossbar Width: 10.55″
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Purple and Matte Green, Matte Raw
Weight: 683 grams

Other Info & Details: Full post-weld heat-treatment.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make an uncompromising handlebar that meets riders’ needs and gives them a place to put their grips.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The obvious difference is that we have a series of holes drilled through the grip area to help fight the dreaded throttle grip. The less obvious difference is that we have a little more upsweep than most other bars. The simple explanation for this is that when you have 1 degree of upsweep and pull your bars back from vertical, the ends of the bars start to point toward the ground. With our 4 degrees of upsweep the grips are pretty much parallel with the ground.
-Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil

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Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Bars: GS Bars
MSRP: $94.99

Material/Tubing: Butted Mugen tubing that is 20% stronger than regular Chromo
Rise: 8.75″
Backsweep: 12º
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.25″
Crossbar Width: 10.55″
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Purple and Matte Green, Matte Raw
Weight: 692 grams

Other Info & Details: Full post-weld heat-treatment.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make an uncompromising handle bar that meets riders’ needs and gives them a place to put their grips…and stop those grips from sliding down.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Besides the holes under the grip area just like our XLT bars, we have added a pair of grip stops that stop your grips from migrating down toward your crossbar.
-Darcy Saccucci, MacNeil

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Company: SE Bikes
Bars: Power Wing
MSRP: $65, $75 for Chrome

Material/Tubing: 11-Butted, Heat-Treated 4130
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.75″
Crossbar Width: .75″
Colors: Chrome, Black, White, Clear over Raw
Weight: 28 ounces

Other Info & Details:
Ridden by both the SE Racing team and dirt jumpers.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Strength, lightweight, performance, value, and style.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We actually got some 80's Power Wing bars to keep the classic style. These handlebars look good on a classic or retro bike as well as a modern bike. More importantly, Big Daddy can't tear them apart!
-Brett Downs, SE Bikes

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Company: SE Bikes
Bars: Power Wing Cruiser Bars
MSRP: $65, $75 for Chrome

Material/Tubing: 11 Butted, Heat-Treated 4130
Rise: 7″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.65″
Crossbar Width: .65″
Colors: Chrome, Black
Weight: 27.2 ounces

Other Info & Details:
Race proven by the SE Bikes team.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Strength, lightweight, performance, value, and style.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We wanted to make a cruiser bar that was taller than most. As cruisers are now lower and feel more like a 20″, the bars needed to adapt. Now you can go from a 20″ to your 24″ and it isn't that big a jump. They are also a good size for younger riders who don't need a super tall bar.
-Brett Downs, SE Bikes

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Company: Alienation
Bars: NYC
MSRP: $44.99

Material/Tubing: 4130 Heat-Treated chromoly
Rise: 8.75″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11 degree
Upsweep: 2 degree
Crossbar Height: 6.3″
Crossbar Width: 10.65″
Colors: Black, White
Weight: 28.9 oz

Other Info & Details:
11-butted technology, 100% heat-treated after welding, Tig welded construction, 19mm crossbar, measurement lines for cutting equally.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted to make a big bar to meet rider's needs. Most importantly offer a great product at a reasonable price. Face it…most bars with the same exact spec cost $60 plus.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
I won't sit here and tell you our bars are better than anyone else out there. Don't be fooled…bars are bars! I feel our spec is spot on. What is different is the price. We kept the price down to make them more affordable for the rider. We offer flexibility with 29″ wide, so you can cut them down to fit your needs, or run them as is. We have added measured hash marks to simplify cutting each side equally.
-Rob Morgan, Alienation Brand Manager

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Company: United
Bars: Beacon (Corey Martinez Signature)
MSRP: $64.99

Material: Tubing: 11-Butted, 100% Heat-treated 4130 cromo
Rise: 8.6″
Width: 26.5″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 155mm
Crossbar Width: 258mm
Colors: Flat Black and White
Weight: 1.75 lbs

Other Info & Details:
We raised up these new bars for Corey because he grew sick of running a bunch of stack washers under his stem to get the height he needed. Maybe that is why he has nose wheelies on lock?

What were your goals when designing this product?
Keep Corey happy!

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Errrrr lets be honest, with a set of 2pc bars you are pretty limited, as long as you use a quality butted cromo material, heat-treat them properly, and keep the shape looking nice you are onto a winner. If it so happens that the specs of these are something that works for you, and you dig Corey, then why not try a set out!
-Dean Hearne, United

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Company: United
Bars: Grande (Nathan Williams Signature)
MSRP: $64.99

Material: Tubing: 11 Butted, 100% Heat-treated 4130 cromo
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 147mm
Crossbar Width: 261mm
Colors: Flat Black, High Gloss Red, and Chrome
Weight: 1.75 lbs

Other Info & Details:
This is the first signature product we worked with Nathan on, around two years ago now. He wanted something a little wider then to what he was currently using, and a little bit taller.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Keep Nathan happy!

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Because Nathan runs these, so they have to be good, right?
-Dean Hearne, United

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Company: Fit Bike Co.
Bars: Sky High
MSRP: $64.99 Paint, $74.99 Chrome

Material/Tubing: Butted 4130 CrMo full post-weld, 4Q-Baked
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep: 1.5°
Crossbar Height: 5.75″
Crossbar Width: 9.86″
Colors: Black, White, Chrome, and Various Limited Colors: Benny L Red (current), S4 Turquoise (current)
Weight: 1.8 lbs. / .82 kgs.

Other Info & Details:
13-butted 100% "4Q Baked” heat-treated CrMo

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Lifetime Warranty

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Company: Fit Bike Co.
Bars: 4 Piece
MSRP: $54.99 Paint, $64.99 Chrome

Material/Tubing: 4130 CrMo full post-weld, 4Q-Baked
Rise: 8.00″ & 7.75″
Width: 8″-28.00″, 7.75″-25″
Backsweep:
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.00″
Crossbar Width: 8.46″
Colors: Black, Dark Blue, Chrome
Weight: 1.6 lbs. / .73 kgs.

Other Info & Details:
100% "4Q Baked” heat-treated CrMo

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Made in USA
Lifetime Warranty

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Company: Zorg Bike Co.
Bars: Skyscraper Bars
MSRP: $65.00

Material/Tubing: 4130 Chromoly – .065″ wall – .049″ wall crossbar
Rise: 9″
Width: 32″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.75″
Crossbar Width: 10.625″
Colors: Black and Raw
Weight: 34oz

Other Info & Details:
Handmade in the USA.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a large, strong handlebar capable of taking abuse.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We made the Skyscraper bars 32″ wide giving you an option and stability of riding a bar that is wider than 29″.
– Luke Otten, Zorg

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Company: Zorg Bike Co.
Bars: Dorame Bars (Derek Dorame signature)
MSRP: $55.00

Material/Tubing: 4130 Chromoly – .065″ wall – .049″ wall crossbar
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.625″
Crossbar Width: 10.375″
Colors: Black and Raw
Weight: 33oz

Other Info & Details:
Handmade in the USA.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To make a street capable handlebar for the rider on a budget.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Dorame Bars are made from .065″ wall straight gauge tubing for stength, and utilize a dent resistant .049″ wall crossbar. They are also priced at $55.00 making them more affordable than some of the higher priced bars out there.
-Luke Otten, Zorg

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Company: Terrible One
Bars: 8.25 bar / 8.85 bar
MSRP: $64.95 – $69.95

Material/Tubing: 11-butted heat-treated Chormoly
Rise: 8.25 inches / 8.85 inches
Width: 28.5 inches / 29.0 inches
Backsweep: 12 degrees
Upsweep: 3 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.63 inches / 6.22 inches
Crossbar Width: 10.6 inches / 11 inches
Colors: Flat Black, Raw, Olive
Weight: 1.75 lbs. / 1.80 lbs.

Other Info & Details:
A gallon of milk in 1936 was $.48 a gallon, while gasoline was just $.11 cents a gallon. My cat's name is Ursa, and I can't stand the smell of fresh black top, but rain sure can smell sweet.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Both of these sized handlebars are patterned with the ideas as our first bars we ever came out with. Same backsweep, same upsweep. We were very particular when tweaking all of the angles in order to get the box proportioned right on the bar as well. All in all, we love these things! In a vast sea of two-piece bars, it’s nice to know exactly why we like what we do.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
We designed our bars to feel a particular way from our very beginnings. Times have changed a little, and bars grew a bit. We just adapted our original recipe with the larger sized bars. Its funny how bars went big, to small, and now are big again. Finally back they way they should be. Well, I can't say that for all of them that our out there. I can remember when we did our first two sets of bars at T1, we called them, the T1 small bars, and the T1 medium bars. We didn't have a large bar, because no one would want a large bar in the late 90's and early 2000's, hahaha.
-Joseph North Rich, T1

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Company: Hitman Bikes Inc.
Bars: Bar Fight Bars 2pc
MSRP: $59

Material/Tubing: True Temper Chromoly
Rise: 8″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep: 2.75°
Crossbar Height: 5.25″
Crossbar Width: 9″
Colors: Satin Black and White
Weight: 25oz

Other Info & Details:
USA made in Socal by BMXers! Multi-butted construction and post-weld heat-treating.

What were your goals when designing this product?
To offer angles others are not offering. Coming soon…35″ rise bars, haha.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Best materials, and best builders/welders. Post-weld heat-treating. I’ve been holding on to bars since 1976…I know bars.
– Christian Simmons, Hitman Bikes

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Company: Hitman Bikes Inc.
Bars: Bar Fight 4pc
MSRP: $59 Black / $69 Chrome

Material/Tubing: True temper chromoly multi-butted
Rise: 8″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5 1/8″
Crossbar Width: 8.25″
Colors: Satin Black and Chrome
Weight: 27oz

Other Info & Details:
Multi-butted USA chromoly post-weld heat-treated.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Offer a 4pc bar with 2pc angles to outlast normal 2pc bars. 4s are always stronger than 2pc.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
USA made by BMXers in Socal. Best materials, best builders, post-weld heat-treated
-Christian Simmons, Hitman Bikes

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Company: Supercross BMX
Bars: Massives
MSRP: $69.95

Material/Tubing: Seamless post-weld teat-treated, 13-butted 4130 cromoly.
Rise: 8.5″
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 6 degrees
Upsweep: 2 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.75″
Crossbar Width: 10.5″
Colors: Matte Black, Gloss White, Clear Raw, Show Chrome
Weight: 1.65lbs

Other Info & Details:
The Supercross Massives are the overgrown version of our Popular Fox Yeah Bars. We took the popular 8″ rise Fox Yeah Bar and hooked it up on some growth hormones and we ended up with the Huge 8.25″ rise bar and the pictured Massives 8.5″ rise bar. The bend on the Fox Yeah’s along with the Huge and Massives is a flatter bend that just felt more comfortable to Kris and many of the riders on our team. No crazy science to the bar, just a bend that felt great.

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Company: Supercross BMX
Bars: Straight 8
MSRP: $59.95

Material/Tubing: Seamless post-weld heat-treated 4130 cromoly.
Rise: 8″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11 degrees
Upsweep: 3 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.75″
Crossbar Width: 10.5″
Colors: Gloss Black, Gloss White, Show Chrome
Weight: 1.68lbs

Other Info & Details:
The Straight 8 has been our best selling bar since it’s introduction in 2002. It is a straight forward, lightweight, strong bar with a great bend.

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Company: Demolition Parts
Bars: Dennis Enarson Signature “Open” Bar
MSRP: $67.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted, Heat-Treated 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 8.25″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.79″
Crossbar Width: 10″
Colors: Flat Black, Chrome, Flat Red and White
Weight: 22 oz

Other Info & Details:
– Butted in all the right areas for reduced weight without jeopardizing strength, and heat-treated for extra strength
– Classic, comfortable, and proven geometry

What were your goals when designing this product?
Dennis wanted a bar that wasn't outrageously tall or wide, was strong, light, and comfortable.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Ridden and endorsed by Dennis Enarson! If you've seen Dennis ride in person, you'll realize he needs a bar that he can trust.
-Kevin Rust, Demolition Parts

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Company: Demolition Parts
Bars: Chris Doyle Signature “Suburban” Bar
MSRP: $67.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted, Heat-Treated 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 8.6″
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.2″
Crossbar Width: 10.7″
Colors: Flat Black, Chrome, Flat Red, White
Weight: 25.2 oz

Other Info & Details:
– Butted in all the right areas for reduced weight without jeopardizing strength, and heat-treated for extra strength.
– Same great comfort and feel as Doyle's original “PA,” but with an increased height and width.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Doyle wanted an updated bar that wasn't too tall, yet not too small.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Ridden and endorsed by Chris Doyle; 2010 NORA Cup Dirt Rider of the Year. His last 8″ PA bar was a great bar for the time, but needed some minor updates. We went back to the drawing board with Chris on the original “PA” bar. He came up with a taller, wider, and stronger bar with the butts in the right spots of the tubing.
-Kevin Rust, Demolition Parts

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Company: Volume Bikes
Bars: Alpha Bar
MSRP: $67.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted, Heat-Treated 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 8.3″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.8″
Crossbar Width: 10.2″
Colors: Flat Black, Flat Raw, Pearl White
Weight: 24.6 oz

Other Info & Details:
Heat-treated tubing for a strong handlebar, and butted just right to keep weight down and keep strength up.

What were your goals when designing this product?
We wanted a bar that was clean, light, and strong with a proven height and width without all the bells and whistles. We kept the Alpha clean and simple.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
The Alpha bar is clean and simple bar from material, design, and graphics/colors. Rider designed, rider tested, and even packed and shipped by riders.
-Kevin Rust, Demolition Parts

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Company: Volume Bikes
Bars: Alfredo Mancuso Signature "Cougar” Bar
MSRP: $67.99

Material/Tubing: 13-Butted, Heat-Treated 4130 Chromoly
Rise: 8.69″
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11.5°
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 6.5″
Crossbar Width: 10.7″
Colors: Flat Black, White and Chrome
Weight: 25 oz

Other Info & Details:
– Heat-treated tubing for a strong handlebar, and butted just right to keep weight down and keep strength up.
– Bigger central box to keep up strength as the width increased.

What were your goals when designing this product?
"When designing my handlebar, Brian (Castillo) and I were shooting for a strong, light, and contemporary bar. Our end result is a solid masterpiece of proportions and steeze!”
-Alfredo Mancuso, Volume Bikes Pro Rider

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
"What makes these bars stand out to me is their sheer simplicity, backed by our rigorous testing. Plus, these bars have no Last Call.”
-Alfredo Mancuso, Volume Bikes Pro Rider

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Company: Verde
Bars: Cartel Kiraly Bars
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: 100% post-weld heat-treated multiple butted chromoly
Rise: 8.1″
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 12º
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.78″
Crossbar Width: 10.43″
Colors: Matte Black and Matte Green
Weight: 24 oz.

Other Info & Details:
Kevin Kiraly's signature Verde Cartel handlebar.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Our goal was to improve on the Cartel 2 Bar, which Kevin was already riding. We didn't change too much, but we did use a new butting profile and adjusted the crossbar height to increase strength.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
They're fairly similar to most high-end bars on the market. It's Kevin's signature bar and it's designed to accommodate his preferences and riding style. The tubes are bent using a CNC bender assuring that all radius's and angles are as precise as possible.
-Cory Muth, Verde Product Manager

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Company: Verde
Bars: Cartel Yeagle Bars
MSRP: $64.99

Material/Tubing: 100% post-weld heat-treated multiple-butted chromoly
Rise: 8.3″
Width: 27″
Backsweep: 11º
Upsweep:
Crossbar Height: 5.79″
Crossbar Width: 9.75″
Colors: Chrome, Matte Black, and Phosphate Raw
Weight: 24 oz.

Other Info & Details:
Brian Yeagle's signature Verde Cartel handlebar.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Our goals with the Yeagle bar were to design a bar that Brian would ride straight out of the box…No cutting necessary. The 27″ width is more narrow than today's standard, but there are definitely still riders that don't want to ride a wide bar.

Why are your handlebars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Again, it's a signature bar, so it's designed to suit Brian's preferences. It's manufactured using the highest practices available.
-Cory Muth, Verde Product Manager

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Company: Sunday Bikes
Bars: Victory Bars
MSRP: $84.99

Material/Tubing:
Rise: 8.32 inches
Width: 28.0 inches
Backsweep: 12 degrees
Upsweep: 4 degrees
Crossbar Height: 5.5 inches  (Center to center of tubes)
Crossbar Width: 10.125 inches
Colors: Black Magic, purple, watermelon green, ketchup red, white, orange
Weight: 1.62 lbs

Other Info & Details: All Sunday bars use 41 Thermal heat-treating and have a Lifetime guarantee against bending and breaking.

What were your goals when designing this product?
When these were designed, they were intended to be a larger bar with a 4 degree upsweep. They are for riders who are looking for a super strong bar that is not too tall or too short which have normal width, crossbar height, backsweep and upsweep.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Well, the dimensions and options are spot on, the big difference is the 41 Thermal heat-treating. Nobody besides Odyssey has heat-treating like this. It's been developed over the past 10+ years while others have only been doing it for maybe 4-5 years. Everyone's heat-treating is different and nobody else has Odyssey's proven 41 Thermal heat-treating.
-Jim Cielencki, Sunday

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Company: Sunday Bikes
Bars: Tall T Bars
MSRP: $84.99

Material/Tubing:
Rise: 8.7 inches
Width: 28.5 inches
Backsweep: 12 degrees
Upsweep: 4 degrees
Crossbar Height: 10.75 inches
Crossbar Width: 6.5 inches
Colors: Black Magic, purple, white, chrome, orange, watermelon green, ketchup red
Weight: 2.06 lbs

Other Info & Details:
The Tall T's are our tallest and widest handlebar option. It's multi-butted and uses Odyssey's proven 41 Thermal heat-treating process. With these bars, we now have something for everyone.

What were your goals when designing this product?
Our goal was to create a taller bar that's as strong as a smaller bar. It's important to note that as bars get taller and wider, they face higher stresses due to increased leverage. To account for the increased stresses, we've adjusted the wall thickness and butting on the bars. You can't simply just take a smaller bar and scale it up while still using the smaller bar construction philosphy.

Why are your bars better than others, or what makes them different from others on the market?
Well, the dimensions and options are spot on, the big difference is the 41 Thermal heat-treating. Nobody besides Odyssey has heat-treating like this. It's been developed over the past 10+ years while others have only been doing it for maybe 4-5 years. Everyone's heat-treating is different and nobody else has Odyssey's proven 41 Thermal heat-treating.
-Jim Cielencki, Sunday