SOC14: ODI Wingtip Bars Get Lighter, Still Extendable on the Fly
Chances are good that if you are a fan of wide bars, you know of at least one trail where your preferred width might be an issue. Whether that means fitting between trees, rocks, or riding a narrow ledge, sometimes your bars are just too wide for conditions.
Instead of having multiple bars that require switching out parts, ODI has a simple solution – Wingtips. While their Wingtips have been out for a few years, ODI has updated the design resulting in a bar that is 20g lighter, but still just as strong.
Spread your wings after the break…
Just how do you go about making bars that can be extended on a whim? You use a threaded plug system like the ODI Wingtip Dynamic Bar Length System. Extensions are available in 12.5 and 18mm meaning you get 25 or 36mm of extra width to the already 750mm bars. So that makes for 750, 775, and 786mm widths all in one bar. ODI claims their system is just as strong as a regular handle bar since the width is added right at the tip.
Constructed from 7075 T6 aluminum, the Flight Control Series bars and extensions are built to be 20g lighter than their predecessors while still just as strong. The 31.8mm bars which retail for $69.99 have a 25mm rise, 5×9 degree sweep and are offered in 5 colors. Wingtips are available separately for $12.95 for each pair. Available now.