The Supercross BMX Straight 8 Pro bars are light weight, very stiff and very strong. Made from 4130 cromo with Supercross' special post weld processing formula.
The Straight 8 Pro bars specs are:
The major differences from the old Supercross Pro bar are some small tweaks in the geometry, the cross bar has been lowered a 0.25 (or 1/4) inch. Aside from that it has new decal kit. I have to add the decal kit give the bars a nice lift. Awesome designs.
The finish of the SX Straight 8 handlebars is immaculate, a very slick gloss black paint job, and clean looking welds. After having used Supercross products for a few years now I would expect nothing less.
The name Straight 8 came about when SX were toying with the idea of doing a model of handlebar with a V shaped cross bar. Bringing back some 80's style in to the 00's. The V bar model would be called V8. The V bar concept didn't come to fruition (although I am sure that a lot of bmxultra.com readers would have been all over them) but the Straight 8 name stuck.
I am one of the taller and heavier riders you will see on a BMX bike these days, so it's important to use products that will cope with the extra stresses applied. Through the review process I had no trouble with the bars, actually I don't think you could ask for a stiffer handlebar.
|Value for money:||5/5|
Check out www.supercrossbmx.com for more information
Reviewed by Shane Jenkins/bmxultra.com Mar 14 2008