Amoeba Borla DH handlebar kit review

Credit crunch bumper pack

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £44.95 RRP
Amoeba Borla DH

Our review

The bar and stem may be better suited to a jump bike but are good for the money
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This is a credit crunch bumper pack of downhill kit. Included in the bundle is a riser bar, stem, head lock and grips.

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The head lock is an alternative to the star-fangled nut and keeps things tight. The bulbous grips are quite unpleasant and will slip easily around the bar when the rain inevitably falls.

The 6061 T6 aluminium bar has a comfortable sweep and doesn’t feel like a budget compromise. A 40mm rise seems excessive for a downhill setup though, and makes cornering sketchy due to the elevated centre of gravity.

At 680mm wide they may be more at home on a jump or trail bike, because they lack any decent leverage in fast turns, giving the front end a very twitchy feel.

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The 50mm stem, also constructed from 6061 T6 aluminium, has a 10-degree rise and uses a 25.4mm bar clamp. It’s well made and does a decent job.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Borla Downhill Handlebar Kit (09)
Brand Amoeba

Manufacturer's Description Kit includes: Amoeba HB-D330 Handlebar, Amoeba ST-D330 Stem, Amoeba GR-1 Grips, Ahead Cap RS-D330 Head Lock
Length (mm) 680
Handlebar Rise 40
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium