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

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 Freeride / Bike Park, Downhill, Dirt Jump / Slopestyle
Material 6061 Aluminum
Material Details
Clamp Diameter 31.8mm
Width 740mm
Rise 1"
Upsweep
Backsweep
Colors Black
Weight 0 lb 14.1 oz (400 g)
Miscellaneous Do you love to ride your mtn bike? Love boosting big airs, punishing the trails and your gear? A rider not worried about having the lightest, most expensive sh*t on the market...you just want parts that can take a beating and won't let you down?

The Chester bar is made of tough 6061 alloy with the perfect width, sweep and rise to be at home on both your DH and hardtail rigs. These bars will last long after your bones, bruises and scrapes heal up and you're ready to tackle that gap jump that has had your number.

Manufactured from cold drawn, seamless 6061 Alloy.

Butted for an optimal strength to weight ratio.

Wider construction & re-designed taper offers more control & increased stiffness.

Shot peened for high impact strength & fatigue resistance.
Price $45.99
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