ODI Flight Control mountain bike handlebar review

Extendable bar

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£89.99 RRP
ODI Flight Control handlebar

Our review

A decent enough bar, but the Wingtip idea adds weight and cost – although it will have niche appeal
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Grip specialists ODI’s new all-mountain bar is a fairly standard 704mm wide, heat-treated 7000 series aluminium pipe. As is usually the case, the stem clamp area is straight but the bar tapers at the riser sections.

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Outer sections come back in a relatively flat nine-degree backsweep, keeping grip height low for a nominal inch-rise bar and suited to riders who don’t want their cockpit too high. Etched tilt marks help set your bar roll.

The base bar comes in two widths – 700 and 750mm – and threaded tips mean you can screw in 12.5mm or 18mm Wingtip extenders (£12 a pair) to create your ideal width. The result is similar to cutting down a wider bar, but with added weight and cost.

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If you want to future-proof your bar for different bikes and riding styles then it works. If you never do (or don’t plan to), then there are better options for the money.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Flight Control direct mount stem (11)
Brand ODI

Weight (g) 123
Available Colours Black
Clamp/Bar Size 31.8
Stem Length/Reach Options 50mm