Sea Otter: New Colorful Answer Protaper XC/Trail Bars

With the unfortunate demise of Race Face, there is one less component manufacturer who is building light handle bars for XC/trail bikes in a variety of colors. Not only has Answer stepped up and snatched one of RaceFace’s pro athletes, they have also tossed their hat into the ano XC bar category!

Ok, so they’re not that light, but they are respectable considering they are all 685mm width, and come in flat, 1/2 inch, and 1 inch rise models. The flat bars come in at 235g, while the risers add an additional 30g, for a grand total of 265. Obviously, the bars come in a variety of colors, including a “women’s” model that is pink ano with black overlaid flowers. The quotations are there just in case you’re a dude who is ok with a pink bar with flowers, however you probably won’t fit into the matching Answer women’s Petal gloves.

Check out the full Specs along with some close ups, after the break!

Specs:

  • 7050 –T series alloy.
  • All are manufactured with our Patented Pro Taper Technology in the clamp and rise regions of the bars.
  • Available in several new colors, Black, Brunette, Green, Red, Mango and Pink Petal.
  • All the bars have the same Splatter graphics and simple cut graphics on them.
  • Pink Petal has a Floral / Petal graphic that will tie out to some new Women’s Petal Gloves.
  • All bars are available in:

Flat -685 width / 3 degree back sweep.

  • Weight 235 grams
  • Suggested retail  $65.00

12.7mm (1/2 rise) -4×8 degree rise and sweep 685 width

  • weight 265 grams
  • Suggested retail $65.00

25.4mm (1inch rise) -4×8 degree rise and sweep 685 width

  • weight 265 grams
  • Suggested retail $65.00

Ladies get the flowers.

The rest, get the Answer logos.

Comments

jim - 04/14/11 - 3:28am

nice!
but too bad the the flowers are under the grips.
nobody will see them. :(

Russell - 04/14/11 - 1:46pm

the flowers are also around the Answer logo where you will see them.

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