Amoeba Borla XC bar, stem, bar-ends and grips review

Value cockpit kit boxset

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $65.92
Amoeba Borla XC Boxset

Our review

It’s not light but you’d be hard pushed to get another cockpit set for the cash
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Amoeba concentrate on providing quality finishing kit at a bargain price. We’ve been impressed by the durability and finish of their parts, and their new Borla cockpit in a box didn’t disappoint either.


You get a flat 6061 T6 alloy handlebar that’s 230g and 580mm wide. It’s 25.4mm at the clamp (the old ‘standard’ before the 31.8mm one was brought in) but fear not, as you get a 100mm-long 25.4mm-clamp stem too. It weighs 170g which isn’t light but it isn’t likely to break either.


Add a pair of straight stubby alloy bar ends (132g for the pair), a pair of anatomical rubber grips (66g for the pair) and 4g of bar plugs and you’ve got an entire cockpit ready for XC action.

Product Specifications


Name Borla XC Box Set (09)
Brand Amoeba

Description Includes 100mm 25.4 clamp stem (170g) bar ends (132g) rubber grips (66g) and bar plugs (4g)
Weight (g) 230
Width (mm) 580
Clamp/Bar Size 25.4
Material 6061 T6 Aluminium