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Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar

Item #: HB245A22
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Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar

Salsa Bend Bar 2

The Salsa Bend Bar 2 is an excellent choice for riders looking for an alternative mountain handlebar with a bit of backsweep. Available with either 17 or 23 degrees of sweep, the Salsa Bend 2 provides a natural hand position that delivers hours of comfortable riding. The nice and wide 710mm width gives you lots of leverage in the handling department and 5 deg of reversible vertical sweep furthers your options for fine tuning your cockpit.

Features:

  • Graduated ends for easy trimming
  • Double butted
  • 5 deg +/- upsweep
  • 17 or 23 deg backsweep
  • 710, 715, 720mm width
  • 31.8mm bar clamp diameter
  • Aluminum AL7050 construction
4.9 / 5.0
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A nice alternative to typical MTB bars
I've been using the Salsa Bend 2 (23 deg sweep) on my rigid Surly Ogre for about 6 months with no complaints. The sweep provides a natural feeling hand position that I find to be extremely comfortable paired with Ergon GP1 Biokork grips. I've also used this bar with Salsa Backcountry Lock-On grips for shorter mountain rides with no troubles as well, but I find myself mostly riding mixed terrain for 3 or 4 hours at a time recently and the Bend 2 and Ergons make an excellent wrist-pain-free pair.

When researching these I found that many people feel that a bar with this kind of sweep compromises handling, but I haven't found this to be the case. The Salsa 2 is plenty wide and provides enough leverage that I feel confident when navigating technical terrain. That being said I wouldn't recommend this kind of bar for downhill and other more extreme riding. They seem best suited for fireroads, singletrack, and commuting situations.

PROS: Attractive Design, Well Built Quality, Comfortable

BEST USES: Fire Roads, Commuter, Commutingcity, Bikepacking, Mountain Biking
April 25, 2014
Location:
Fullerton, CA
Comfy
This bar was about the same overall width as the 680mm straight bar it replaced.

PROS: Easy On The Wrists

CONS: Bikepacking
October 19, 2015
Location:
Reno, NV
23 degree sweep model
I bought these alt bars going into the summer and have put a few monthes of riding in on them. They are mounted on a Kona Unit SS with rigid P2 fork and Ardent 2.4x29. I weight 190 lbs and ride 5x week. I got them for the climbing position, as I have a lot of trees along my trails and didn't want to catch a barend:) but wanted the climbing advantage. Better grips climb better than these bars, little heavy and got more kinked wrists more standing and climbing that riser bars:( Probably just not for me. They are 4* because they work, look good and aren't too heavy or expensive. Give them a "GO" , they work...just not for me.

PROS: Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Durable

CONS: Heavy
September 18, 2014
Location:
Alpine, UT
Definite improvement over other bars
Great service and delivery from Jenson
November 18, 2016
Location:
Arlington, TX
Comfort plus
Very comfortable wrist angle,

PROS: Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Casual Riding
January 25, 2016
Location:
Qld, Australia
Salsa Bend 2 Bar
Delivery was prompt, but it appeared that whoever packaged the bar forgot to tape the box closed because one end was open, but the product was fine and undamaged
June 9, 2016
Location:
Loveland, CO
Comfortable alternative from my drop bars
Went from standard dropbars, to Woodchipper style dropbars, and then to these. Very comfortable adjustment to my touring bike. Very pleased
June 19, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
This is a very comfortable handlebar bend. I wish they made it with a little more rise.
September 22, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
California
love 'em
I've always liked bars with a little more bend than most and these fit the bill. I now have them on two bikes and have a similar set on a third. I would recommend these to anyone that likes extra bend.
January 12, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Relaxed handlebars, quality product
Bought these handlebars for a tourer/commuter build. So far I really enjoy the bend for being more relaxed then straight handlebars. I can still easily wheelie and bunnyhop with them also. Not sure I'd want to run these on a mountain bike for aggressive riding but casual stuff they're good.
March 28, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Location:
Rochester NY

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