Race Face Chester Handlebar

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Bombproof and function, but too narrow

Rating:
The Good:

Price, looks, fit

The Bad:

Narrow, not flashy (could be a good or bad thing)

Overall Review:

In terms of handlebars, preference plays a major role in what works well for each person. For me, the mid- rise, and mellow upsweep/ backsweep made for super comfortable bars, that just feel good when riding. I have ran these bars on the last three bikes I have owned, and they are just about the only part I have not replaced on my new bike. They have bold graphics that looks clean and nice, without being overkill, these definitely are not blingy or flashy, but they aren’t ugly either. I have taken numerous crashes with these bars, and they have not been worse for the wear minus a few minor scratches. I am not a weight weenie so weight is not a concern for me, but some may notice these have a bit of heft to them. Biggest complaint is a personal one, 740mm bars when I bought them were fairly wide for a trail bike, but now are considered to be pretty narrow. They feel fine on the trail, but at the bike park a 760-780mm bar would definitely help in terms of stability and comfort. If this bar were a touch wider I would keep rockin it, good price, good durability, and simple but good looking. What more do you need from a set of bars?

Specifications

Product Race Face Chester Handlebar
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park
Material Aluminum
Material Details Cold drawn, seamless butted 6061 aluminum
Clamp Diameter 31.8mm
Width 740mm
Rise 1" (25mm)
Upsweep
Backsweep
Colors Black
Weight 0 lb 14.1 oz (400 g)
Miscellaneous Shot peened for high impact strength & fatigue resistance
Price $45.99
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