Controltech SUP MTB XC scandium bar review

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£79.99

ControlTech SUP MTB XC Scandium

BikeRadar verdict

60.0 out of 5 stars

"Light and tight but it won’t suit everyone"

Monday, September 14, 2009 3.00pm By

Control Tech’s top alloy bar is light enough to rival some carbon sets, if you like your bars stiff and narrow.

It’s way off the claimed 178g weight, at 226g, but that’s still impressive for an alloy bar. The limited span, low rise with gradual taper and the mechanical properties of the triple-butted scandium make it an extremely tight and stiff feeling bar.

While scandium sucks some resonance out it still tends to sting on rocky descents, so don’t wear your thinnest gloves on the longest rides.

The upswept tips and narrow span don’t suit everyone, but some testers were real fans. Rotation, centring and trim marks make setup easy and the price is competitive compared to carbon.

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Specification

Name:
ControlTech SUP MTB XC Scandium Handlebar
Brand:
Control Tech
Price:
£79.99

Features:
40mm layback
Weight (g):
226
Available Colours:
Black
Width (mm):
660
Handlebar Rise:
20
Clamp/Bar Size:
25.4 31.8
Handlebar Rises Available:
1 Inch

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