Bontrager Race XXX Lite bar/stem – in brief review

Carbon road cockpit

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£369.98 RRP
Bontrager Race XXX Lite bar/stem

Our review

Hits the mark in terms of feel, ergonomics and price tag
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Though light and well priced for a carbon stem, the threads needed chasing out on the Bontrager Race XXX Lite. It’s something a bike shop will do when fitting, but we’d expect better. 

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The curvy, compact handlebar has a comfortable widening radius, drop and reach are pretty spot on, and a sharp transition from top to drop means no clearance issues in the drops. 

The thin top section is flat-fronted, making cable placement easy. Performance is good – it can’t match the smoothness of some other options, but it’s impressive for the money.

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This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Race XXX Lite bar/stem (13)
Brand Bontrager

Description Sizes available: bar - 38/40/42/44/46cm, stem - 60/70/75/80/90/100/105/110/120/130/140mm
Weight (g) 305