Answer BMX have been in the BMX race industry for a long time now. They are probably best known for their forks and race wear but their substantial range of products also includes handlebars. They have carbon and alloy versions for the juniors and the new Cro-Mo lite and Cro-Mo bars for the bigger riders. This review is of the pro sized Cro-Mo bars, which are 28 inches wide with a 7.35 inch rise.
With a raw finish and a clear coat these bars look more like a dirt jump bar than a race bar, but they would be a perfectly good all rounder. Made from "beefy" 4130 cro-mo tubing with an oval 4130 cro-mo crossbar it would be near impossible to destroy these things. They look a lot different to other bars, not just because of the oval crossbar and raw finish, but they have an unusually square appearance. They are very ridgid and if you can get them to flex good luck to you.
I have spent many hours doing gates, sprints, jumping and riding tracks with these bars and they feel just as stiff as any other handlebar that I have used. They might be slightly heavier than most but I am sure they will be slightly cheaper as well.
A slight up sweep is obvious in the bar, but it's only small, and personally I would prefer an up sweep do bars that feel like they have a down sweep for both comfort and stability. To me bars with a down sweep feel unnatural, but we all have our own preferences. The back sweep is a little more than what I prefer but they still feel comfortable enough.
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