ProTAPER® Carbon XC Straight 660The ProTAPER® Carbon XC Straight 660 is a lightweight, dependable handlebar. It features ProTAPER® technology to put added strength in the clamp without adding excess weight at the ends of the bar. Cutmarks make it easy to cut to your desired length.
ProTAPER® Patented Technology
Lighter, stiffer, stronger
Internal and External Tapered Walls
Increase strength to weight ratio
Competition and race proven back sweep
Grip Grit area
Non slip surface
Clamp diameter: 31.8mm
Back Sweep: 3°
Material: Carbon with unidirectional 12 outer layer
Buy Answer Pro Taper 660 XC Carbon Flat Bar from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superman Good looks, super light and stiff
This handlebar is stiff, comfortable and as light as it gets. I would have liked the weeved carbon look on them, but the mountain design at the front looks amazing, which makes up for this.
03 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Beautiful Bars
Absolutely stunning bars and incredibly light, a worthy investment!
28 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Highly recommended bar and company! I emailed Answer with a couple of questions about the bar and I got a prompt personable and concise reply from the product manager himself!
Like the other reviewers say, the bar itself is real pretty with a snazzy unidirectional weave, neat graphics, and a nice deep/hard lacquer coating to keep it so. I have no issues with my controls slipping on the bars (both Saint and XT stuff) and didn't have to overtighten to achieve this.
I got this bar to replace an Azonic freeride rated carbon riser bar of the same width (which is as stiff as owt and 100g heavier), because I wanted less angles involved up front (backsweep and upsweep). I figured there would be a trade-off in stiffness as the Azonics were bomb-proof, but to my surprise there was absolutely no discernible difference in rigidity, which, when you factor in my height and weight - 6'4" and 250lbs - is rather bloody impressive for a 130g bar!
12 October 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous pro taper 660 xc carbon flat bar
nice light bar / graphics nice / shimano saint brakes would not clamp / di to narrow / black insolation tape 2 runs fine / for the money u expext to fit / il live with the packing / because i like them //
11 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous My fault!
Update on previous review. I swapped my brakes for later Juicys and they clamp fine. Must've had a dodgy set of brakes!
30 January 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Bling and light!
Cosmetically it's very pretty with big-weave top layer. In use, very stiff and actually 680mm uncut. I had a problem with my controls slipping around the bar, I think it's slightly under-diameter and very hard and shiny. In the end I had to pack out my Avid Juicys with aluminium tape in order to get the controls to stay put. It 'seems' to dampen vibration well, not sure but on a long road run my hands feel better.
Weight is spot-on, the lightest plus-620mm bar out there, worth the high purchase price if you're a weight weenie like me! Would be a five but cost and the slippage problem drop it one.
23 August 2010