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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

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Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

Definite improvement over other bars

By Salsa Rider

from Arlington, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

I recognize everyone's needs are different, but these bars were just what I needed. I was suffering from tendonitis after long rides with my other wide straight bars. These allowed me a more comfortable ride and hand position. I was concerned that handling would suffer from the greater sweep angle, but I actually feel handling has improved.

 
5.0

Salsa Bend 2 Bar

By Blue Sky Biker

from Northern Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

I use this on my full suspension MTB. I was getting a lot of wrist pain from my regular bar and this bar really helped alleviate that.

 
5.0

Comfort plus

By The Plow

from Qld, Australia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

    Very comfortable wrist angle,

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Comfy

    By Skeeno

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy On The Wrists

    Cons

    • Bikepacking

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

    This bar was about the same overall width as the 680mm straight bar it replaced.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    23 degree sweep model

    By 801 trails

    from Alpine, UT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A nice alternative to typical MTB bars

    By Brandon P.

    from Fullerton, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable
    • Well Built Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bikepacking
      • Commuter
      • Commutingcity
      • Fire Roads
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Salsa Bend Bar 2 Handlebar:

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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