Tioga DL2001 Factory Task Force bar review£12.99

They might be super cheap but these Tioga bars still feel nice and smooth

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They might be super cheap but these Tioga bars still feel nice and smooth, and they're shot peened throughout to avoid stress risers.

They're lower through the bulges but do come up higher than most low risers once you get to the tips. The 10-degree backsweep really drops you back too, making them ideal for riders who prefer a curvy bar. A 36mm Rise FR and a 64mm Dual bar are also available.
This stem is a cross between a direct mount and a standard steerer fit stem. The extremely low 32mm stack height is ideal if you've not got much spare steerer and it's broad enough not to flex too much.

The two-bolt clamp is rounded off well to be kind on the knees, while the bar clamp is slanted back 45 degrees with two separate bars holding it in place with big M6 bolts. Don't let the low price fool you.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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