FME Bar Handlebar

$52.00

MEGA SURPRISE:
After much adieu and a surplus of delivery dramas, the FME super drop, mega tuck, track star, lever liking handlebar of moderate excellence is now available for consumption.

The skinny:
A cyclo-style dirt drop bar for off-road use.  
The FME was NOT designed for use as an exclusively roadie type bar.  Despite the flaming skull, you will still look ridiculous in spanx.  
The FME was NOT designed for use as a pure CX bar.  The purpose of this bar is to run DISC brakes, the worms at CX HQ do not like disc brakes.  They would also rather it if all CX competitors pedalled using only components of French origin...and we believe fries make for terribly limp cranks.
The FME was NOT designed for use as a pure XC bar.  While testing was completed as a primarily XC bar it was done so in the interest of science and morbid curiosity.  By our obvious calculations a bar with such extreme angles offering such a large amount of leverage would not only be uncomfortable for exclusively XC use it would likely have a reduced useable life...meaning what?  Not sure, lawyers for someone else made them say something so we did too.

In the end, inspect your equipment often.

Why the FME?

Better hand position for climbs. More natural postition allows for greater leverage and improved comfort.
The softened bends of the FME allow for the use of TRADITIONAL mountain bike levers (mechanical OR hydraulic).  The FME bar does NOT require the use of hooded drops, in fact, at this time no one has tried to mount hooded drops.  Maybe they will work, maybe they will not.

The Digits:
6061 Aluminum
25.4mm Clamp Diameter
Huge 3.2mm Wall Thickness
640mm End-to-End Width
195mm Grip/Lever Area
Back Sweep 42Deg
Drop 66mm
Black -OR- Silver
Both w/lazer beam etched Logos.  GRADUATED SKULL IN THE CLAMP AREA.

BATTLE of the BARS
BAR WIDTH CENTER SWEEP RISE/DROP GRIP WEIGHT
FUbar 635mm 100mm 33deg 26/-26mm 202mm 378g
FU2bar 600mm 164mm 37deg 26/-26mm 140mm 351g
NUbar 600mm 140mm 15deg 0mm 190mm 253g
ME2bar 660mm 85mm 9deg 50mm 185mm 362g
FMEbar 640mm 130mm 42deg 66/-66mm 195mm 336g

Confused? One of each works well.

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