Chromag Fubar OSX Handlebar

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Rating: Featured Member Review
The Good:

Colors are hot, 800 wide, 35mm option, quality finish

The Bad:

Slightly different geometry than other brands, takes some getting used to.

Overall Review:

I'll be honest, the reason I bought my Chromag OSX 35mm bar was that the "hot yellow" matched the neon yellow on my Norco Range. I was hoping that it would be close and that the tint of yellow wouldn't be too far off. It arrived and to my surprise, the yellow matched exactly. If you have a neon yellow color-way that you want to add to, this is the bar you are looking for.

Beyond that, I'll compare this bar to my old Race Face Atlas 31.8mm bar which I rode for 3 seasons and decided to retire at the end of last year. I really liked the feel and width of that bar. The 785mm width seemed perfect for my broad shoulders and I liked the feel of the sweep and rise. Do I notice the added stiffness that the 35mm clamp size is supposed to give me? No. Do I like that it is a few dozen grams lighter

Overall Review:

I'll be honest, the reason I bought my Chromag OSX 35mm bar was that the "hot yellow" matched the neon yellow on my Norco Range. I was hoping that it would be close and that the tint of yellow wouldn't be too far off. It arrived and to my surprise, the yellow matched exactly. If you have a neon yellow color-way that you want to add to, this is the bar you are looking for.

Beyond that, I'll compare this bar to my old Race Face Atlas 31.8mm bar which I rode for 3 seasons and decided to retire at the end of last year. I really liked the feel and width of that bar. The 785mm width seemed perfect for my broad shoulders and I liked the feel of the sweep and rise. Do I notice the added stiffness that the 35mm clamp size is supposed to give me? No. Do I like that it is a few dozen grams lighter than my old bars? Yes, but I can't say I actually notice that on the trail either. I do notice the different sweep angle and I feel like the bars are rolled back further than the Atlas bars were. I am having a hard time finding the perfect bar roll on these. I feel like if I roll them further forward where I feel like I should want them, that they come too far forward. If I move them back to where I don't feel too forward, I feel like they are too far back. Its a strange thing, and maybe it will just be that after 3 years riding the Race Face bars, I will just have to adapt to a new bar-feel. I put the old Atlas bars on the other day just to get a sense of how different they were, and though they did feel more familiar, I didn't like how tiny the bars looked compared to the 35mm Chromags. Having that extra material near the stem not only looks good, it provides confidence to charge the gnarliest of lines. Truth be told, once I get into a rhythm on the trail I don't notice the different angles nearly as much, its usually just on the fireroad on the way up.

I suspect that had I never ridden the Atlas I would think the Chromag OSX were perfect. And I'm not saying they're not, but know that they do feel different for a little while if you are coming from a Race Face bar. Overall, these are excellent bar at a good price.

Great colors. Paint chips easily

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The Good:

Great colors and quality bar. I have the Fuchsia paint series on my wife's DH bike and it pops.

The Bad:

The paint chips easily. The first one we received had a scratch. The 2nd one was good, but as we tightened the brakes/shifters it is easily scratches the pain. Make sure you have them in the right position before finally tightening. The first day on the lift, the bars got a bunch of chips and scratches.

Overall Review:

The look great and perform well. The paint is just not strong enough for DH riding. They will last the season, but most likely I will need to replace next season for cosmetic reasons. We call Chromag and they don't have any touch up paint and suggests to better protect the surface. We will most likely try to find a matching nail polish or automotive paint. If Chromag had a touch up paint, it would greatly help.

Overall Review:

The look great and perform well. The paint is just not strong enough for DH riding. They will last the season, but most likely I will need to replace next season for cosmetic reasons.  We call Chromag and they don't have any touch up paint and suggests to better protect the surface.  We will most likely try to find a matching nail polish or automotive paint.  If Chromag had a touch up paint, it would greatly help. 

Great bar with style

Rating:
The Good:

Great color options. Come wide enough to trim to preferred length. Easy index marks to align shifters/brakes.

The Bad:

Heavy for AM use.

Overall Review:

The Fubar OSX is the perfect blend of performance and style all combined into one fantastic product. The paint and anodized options make sure you can find a color to fit any whip. The bar comes at quite wide but has markings on the ends for easy trimming. The gentle rise is comfortable. This bar is virtually bombproof, I have taken many spills with it, with no more than cosmetic damage. While the bar is billed more towards the FR crowd, it can be use for AM or even XC riding( at some weight penalty). In the hand, the bar feels stiff and inspires confidence. I highly recommend this product to the rider that wants to upgrade their cockpit with a little bit of flair.

Awesome Bars

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The Good:

- Light - Look cool - Super strong - Wide but can be cut down if you want to

The Bad:

Price but i got mine for 50 bucks on sale at jenson usa.

Overall Review:

I use them on my Dirt Jump bike and they are fantastic. Some might say they are a little wide and low for dirt jumping but you can cut them down if you want. If you like lower bars. This is the one to get.

Look sick and feel good

Rating:
The Good:

Good colors, strong, light, and nothing bad to say.

The Bad:

Rise could be a bit more. More downhill bars than for dirt jumping or park.

Overall Review:

Strong, light, appealing to the eye, and feel great. Wouldn't recommend them for dirt jumping or park use due to the 780mm width and not much rise (more for downhill).

Chromag Fubar OSX Handlebar

Rating:
The Good:

strong and good looking

The Bad:

Its difficult to chose your favorite color there are so many to chose from!

Overall Review:

Very nice, strong bar. Looks great in the many colors it comes in. The whole thing just has a nice fell to it. If you purchase this bar i also recommend Chromag's basis grips

great handlebar

Rating:
The Good:

looks weight feel shape durability

The Bad:

price - but you pay for what you get

Overall Review:

had these for a while now and they are awesome! really suit me and got them because they felt nice on my friend's bike.

they look amazing and come in various colours to suit any build. the finish is high quality and won't come off that easily compared to most bars. mine have a few marks from crashes as expected.

they are also pretty light but are quite expensive, but in my opinion this is the bar to get if you want to ride anything from dirt jumps to DH

Overall Review:

had these for a while now and they are awesome! really suit me and got them because they felt nice on my friend's bike.

they look amazing and come in various colours to suit any build. the finish is high quality and won't come off that easily compared to most bars. mine have a few marks from crashes as expected.

they are also pretty light but are quite expensive, but in my opinion this is the bar to get if you want to ride anything from dirt jumps to DH

So this guy walks into the bar...

Rating:
The Good:

Shape (bend) Looks

The Bad:

Slightly uneven finish on the lime green ano I got, can see patches of lighter shades of green here and there (mostly around the logos) Pricey

Overall Review:

Great looking bar, great feeling bar, slightly disappointed to get a less than perfect finish (would have expected flawless quality control from the factory at this price point).

most awesome bar

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The Good:

looks really good in ocean blue anodised version, 760 width is probably best for slopestyle riding if you need wide bar. bar is very stiff even it is kinda wide.

The Bad:

none, except the price, one of the priciest bar i have seen, but still worth every penny.

Overall Review:

if someone is looking for a wide, good looking bar get it, you wont regret it.

Raised the Bar...!

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The Good:

* Perfect sweep * feel solid * look good..

The Bad:

* finish seems to scratch easily * Would like a wider option..

Overall Review:

Loving these bars, Salom and DH bike have these, thinking of putting them on my trail bike.. best bars I've found for a long time. ....

Overall Review:

Loving these bars, Salom and DH bike have these, thinking of putting them on my trail bike.. best bars I've found for a long time. ....

Specifications

Product Chromag Fubar OSX Handlebar
Riding Type Cross Country, Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Material Aluminum
Material Details 7000 series alloy
Clamp Diameter 31.8mm
Width 780mm
Rise 25mm (1”)
Upsweep
Backsweep
Colors Anodized blue, anodized purple, anodized red, silver, black/chrome, black/cyan blue, black/gray, black/red, black/tight green, black/tight orange
Weight 0 lb 10.9 oz (310 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $86
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