The ProTAPER® Carbon 720 AM is a lightweight, dependable, all-mountain handlebar. It features ProTAPER® technology to put added strength in the clamp and rise sections without adding excess weight at the ends of the bar. Cutmarks make it easy to cut to your desired length.
Answer Pro Taper 720 AM Carbon Riser Bar Features:
Weight: 205g & 225g (50.8 rise bar)
Clamp diameter: 31.8mm
Rise: 12.7mm, 25.4mm, 50.8mm
UP Sweep: 4°
Back Sweep: 8°
Material: Carbon with unidirectional 12 outer layer
Buy Answer Pro Taper 720 AM Carbon Riser Bar from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarkP Ride transforming bar.
When I first received this bar I wasn't initially impressed by the quality of the finish. This bar was ordered as a replacement for a crank bros carbon riser which I felt looked and felt much better finished but had less rise.
Once the Answer bar was fitted to my Ghost AMR however I wondered how I had lived without it, not only is the bar light but the rise, sweep and width felt perfect (as though it was tailored just for me). It really does flatter me as a rider now attempting more technical riding that I may have thought twice about before.
I also like how the way the bar is shaped it looks flatter on the bike than some other bars of a similar rise.
08 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Acakoning Fantastic product at reasonable price thanks to CRC
It is a superb handlebar, lovely quality, unparalleled in weight/strength ratio.
Off course you have to pay for such quality.
Your bolt on grips might slip, so suggestion on slightly roughing up the surface for grips.
07 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fantastic bars- transformed my bike!
I'm riding a Genesis Altitude 2.0 -with lovely trail damping Reynolds 853 steel tubes but the bike came with 6061 aluminium 660mm bars and i felt loads of trail
buzz through them. Then i read great reviews for these bars and i had a great deal here on last years bars- 720mm with 1% rise. When i fitted them - i could see these were heavy duty carbon & well made, lovely finishing.The first ride - i was blown away by the extra control the extra width gives with no trail buzz at all, they are brilliant....one of the best upgrades ever. I've had Eastern carbon bars but these feel superior in my opinion. I'm going to get some ESI chunky silicon non slip grips for them- as i've don't fancy continuing using lock ons for the ends,-even though they would probably be ok. If you don't fancy the carbon- get 720mm aluminium version anyway, they are the next best, but carbon gets my vote....lovely jubbly.
17 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Robust, quality and good looking bars
Last year I broke my arm (radial head), and since getting back on the bike I'd been getting quite a bit of discomfort when riding offroad on my hardtail bike.
I'm 'big boned'(!), and had always considered carbon bars to be off the menu, but at 212g (measured weight) these bars feel every bit capable of coping with my excess baggage and my riding style. I haven't been launching the bike off any major drop offs, but over jumps the 720AM's just absorb nicely rather than flex in a way where you wonder if they might give way!
Bar finish is good, and there is a nice grit section around the stem contact point to stop bar slippage. The rise on the 1" bar is slightly less than I'd been used to, but a cheeky spacer in the headset stack evened things out.
I'm 6ft and at 719mm they are perfect width for my reach, but I did change my stem from a 900mm to a 600mm and got even further improvements.
A superb bar from a brand I trust, and CRC got it to me next day so big smiles all round. Highly recommended.
22 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous So far so good
Ordered these as I broke my arm earlier in the year and have been getting pain ever since. Wondered if the carbon bars would alleviate any of the discomfort as much of my riding is offroad (firetracks or woodland).
I'm not the lightest rider (weight wise or riding style), and I'd always been concerned that carbon bars were an optimistic aspiration as I might be pushing their material tolerances! Pleased to say early results on these (1" rise) is that the rise and backsweep is perfect, and I've twinned them with a Syntace Megaforce 600mm stem to distribute the stress more evenly (this stem has wider set clamps). Pain in my arm has reduced significantly and I have no sense that the bars are flexing or feeling unsafe (although I'm not sure I'll be doing any major drop offs using them!).
For reference the bike iI'm using them on is a carbon hardtail, and at 212g these bars are only 2g over quoted weight, so nice bit of honesty for once!
Glad the white graphic bar have been released as I didn't care too much for the gold ones, and the lustrous carbon finish looks great. CRC were the most competitive price I could find on the net, so happy days. Fast delivery topped off a top transaction, so many thanks CRC!
12 January 2013