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Apr 17, 2010 at 3:39
Apr 17, 2010
by Mike Levy  
 
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ODI Troy Lee Designs Signature Grips and Adjustable Width Handlebars

ODI had a unique adjustable width handlebar system that uses threaded inserts to add or subtract up to 1.5" of length to the bars. Also on hand was ODI's new signature Troy Lee Design grip.

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ODI's Wingtips thread into the bar to add up to 1.5
ODI's Wingtips thread into the bar to add up to 1.5" of extension

ODI Wingtips details

• Threaded inserts screw into ODI's new Flight Control handlebars
• Two lengths of Wingtip: 1/2" and 3/4"
• Laser etched graphics
• No more cutting your bars and regretting it
• Laser etched graphics
• MSRP $12.95 USD (Wingtips only)


ODI Flight Control handlebar
ODI Flight Control handlebar

ODI Flight Control handlebar details

• Two widths: 750 mm and 700 mm
• Both widths feature 25 mm of rise
• 5 degree upsweep and 9 degree backsweep on both bars
• Constructed from 7075 T6 aluminum
• Available in blue, chrome, black, red, and gold
• MSRP $79.95 USD (750 mm), $74.95 USD (700 mm)


ODI Troy Lee signature grips
ODI Troy Lee signature grips

ODI Troy Lee signature grip details

• Left and right specific
• Small diameter thin grip
• Soft angled outer flanges
• Outer flange is molded over bar clamp to prevent chafing
• Anodized alignment marks for perfect re-installation
• Available in red, green, white, and black color options


Enough options to keep everyone happy!
Enough options to keep everyone happy!

ODI was also showing off a number of new stems that will hit production soon. Included in the new stem lineup are direct mount, short all-mountain, and even longer XC specific stems. We'll have pictures and specs soon, but from what I saw they look dialed!

Visit odigrips.com for more info.
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57 Comments

  • + 16
 This is definatly something that hasn't been done before and look pretty cool. Sweet colors too!
  • + 3
 yeah sick colours!
  • + 14
 the Wingtips are great for those who cut their bar and regret it! great idea.
  • + 13
 But they only work with ODI's new flight control handle bars, read under the picture.
  • + 16
 Im sorry, but this is totally crap. the majority of riders these days want really low and really wide bars. there just isnt enough sweep or rise options to suite all riders. And being able to adjust my bars by 20mm seems pointless to me, you get a bar and cut it to the size you like and leave it. i imagine these will weigh a good 100grams more than any other bar too.
  • + 8
 come on lizard skins has done the color thing already smart people dont cut their bars to small and why are the wing tips colored THEY WILL B COVERED BY GRIPS
  • + 4
 doesnt seem like a bad idea really, people have been asking for this for years and 25mm is pretty average rise really, surprisingly it is only a small majority who want super low bars

also you can adjust them to track, wide bars for fort bill narrow bars for llangollen ^^
  • + 0
 NO BLUE?!!?
  • + 1
 DanB25 stop talking out of your ass figure out how wide u can stand your bars and leave them, i dont know about you but i dont like jumping between wide and skinny bars, neither do most people
  • + 3
 go break your thumb
  • + 2
 been there done thatWink prefer not to do it again,still dont understand why u would change bar widths for dif tracks
  • + 1
 i got a pair of these grips and they are definatly the best grip I have felt and I really like em
  • + 1
 some trails have tight trees where wide bars dont quite or barely fit so u can take them off if ur going to ride a trail like that u can just take them off and put the back on for other trails afterwords
  • + 2
 alright say thats the case to bad you have to used their bars lol ill stick to having regular bars thank youWink
  • + 1
 I run my bars so wide I cant reach the ends
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  • + 3
 BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA BAD IDEA!!!!!


think about how easy threads get monkied up...very easily...now when youre riing with the plugs off, and i mean minus the 1.5" extension plugs, and you fall and the bars smuck the ground, now you have a stupid expensive bar with a destroyed thread on one end of the bar. you may be able to tap it if you have the right thread pitch tap but if not youde be out of luck and have a bar thats longer on one side than the other.

KISS...KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!
  • + 7
 everyone should just stop buying into these bicycle bi-prouct abortions, sorry if i offend anyone but im sick of seeing proucts that demand such a high dolar and dont do anything more for you...so what if you can extend the bar? its not going to help you ride that extra mile or learn that new trick....there are alot of yuppie parts on the market and we need to draw the line somewhere...this is just dumb i agree with the guys who say just buy a pair you like, cut em and keep em.
  • + 3
 Yep I agree its over the top. I dont adjust the width of my bars except when I first buy them. And thats with a hacksaw.
  • + 1
 or, what happens when you clip a tree with the extension because your bars are wider than you're used to and it snaps off and wrecks the end of your bar? stupid idea. added weight, price, and complications for what is supposed to be the simplest part of your bike. why not just make the bars 1.5" wider to begin with and not make your target audience people who can't use measuring tapes?
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  • + 2
 ODI.....
Why not have the option to do away with the extension tube and end lock on and build it into the end part of the lock on grip?
More simple solution to a problem. Does away with 2 parts and would look tidier

Do away with the screw lock mechanism from the inner lock on and make it a threaded end with a compression or swaged fitting or o-ring for grip as the extension end will provide the main hold for the grip (thinking ruffians here) and the compression/swaged end providing an anti rotation of the grip mechanism.

Just a couple of thoughts.
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  • + 2
 lame and overpriced once again, it would be nice to see more innovative products that are useful. things like bar extensions haven't been around for ages for a reason.. simply said their retarded!! spend some money and purchase a new longer set of bars way less sketch, lighter and possibly in a similar price range!!!! plus u get to keep your old bars as a spare!!!
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  • + 2
 The one thing I still don't understand is why ODI still makes bolts out of aluminum or whatever crap that is...the bolts get rounded too easily and then it's a pain in the ass to remove/install. Maybe it wouldn't happen if they used steel. :\
  • + 1
 They are steel!
  • - 1
 then get the titanium bolts. twice as strong
  • + 1
 Ti is not twice as strong. Ti bolts stretch, unlike steel. I have snapped 2 ti rotor bolts and 0 steel rotor bolts.
  • + 1
 might be a good idea to read the torque spec, then use a torque wrench. i've never broken a rotor bolt period. they only need 55-60 in lbs.
  • + 1
 FYI I did them up only until the disk did not rock back and forth on the hub when I rocked the bike with the brake on. Surely that is not supposed to happen and you can go tigter until it stops? The issue is with using a light material which stretches, not my torque setting thankyou.
  • + 1
 farm3.static.flickr.com/2676/3762069202_08eeae7a65_b.jpg

JD Swanguen used hollow ti stem bolts @ correct torque setting.
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  • + 1
 first off, alot of you are saying that this are crap. well there not, just becuase you dont like the idea or they dont mesh with your "style" doesnt mean they suck. anybody else have adjustable width bars?.. the threads may be jacked when you slam your bars into a tree but this is an interesting idea that i would like to see expanded (ie sections of h-bar with different rise or sweep[so what if they are heavy]) and every bike part has its own limitaions... i really see this part usefull in 2 ways. 1: you are a bike racer and want a setup that is super fast/easy to adjust. 2: you dont know what length you want to begin with. there is no one perfect handlebar. honestly, i would never use these but they are still a good idea and i think they are cool.
  • + 3
 here we go, ready?
-you like 28" bars at a low rise. ok buy them
-you like a 30" bar with 2 inch rise. ok go buy them
-you like the idea of complicating the bike anymore then they already should be. well its your own dam fault
  • + 1
 right... if you know what you like... hence the hole idea.
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  • + 1
 if someone regretted cutting their bars, would they go out, buy brand new ODI bars with wingtips, or would they go out and buy their favorite pair of bars, and not be an idiot and make the EXACT same mistake again. waste of money, and it's just a typical cash grab.
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  • + 3
 orrr you could just get raceface atlas bars that are gonna be lighter than this silly setup with wingtips....and wider
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  • + 3
 The TLD grips look cool, but will probably be severely overpriced just because they're TLD.
  • + 1
 there was an article on them last month that said they will be around US$25. not too much more than other ODI lock-ons
  • + 1
 Really? That's not bad at all. Hopefully that is the case then. Thanks for the info.
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  • + 1
 I think it's a waste of weight and money.
You'll adjust them once and stick with it.
People don't roll around going "Damn, I wish I had some 25"s for like the next 5 minutes."
  • + 1
 it would be good for sponsored people, they could experiment with what they like easyier
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  • + 2
 squish the bar end like .010" and it will wreck the trheads but you guys ge the picture im painting....last post on this i swear
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  • + 2
 yeah i dont get why the wing tips are colored they will be covered by grips anyways like thats just gay!
  • - 4
 Douche. They're only available in black! And they can't be gay because they are handlebars. Gay is men who fancy men. Nothing to do with bike parts.
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  • + 3
 Those TLD grips are saweeeeeeeet.
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  • + 2
 somebody's read morgans dirt mag rant Smile
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  • + 2
 i want some, when they coming out?????
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  • + 2
 i dont see how the bar ends are going to work tbf
  • + 1
 at a guess,,, the bar end threads out or in to the right width an is then held in place by the lock on grips???
  • + 1
 yes but some people dont like lock on grips
  • + 1
 yea thats the fail, unless...the bar end has some sort of internal wedge that you tighten after adjustment??
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  • + 1
 i am so buying a pair when they come out
  • + 3
 Yes there sick, and those ODI Wingtips look good to Smile
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  • + 1
 what! no blue collars?!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Solid! No blue in the clamps though - I know I'm SOOO last year...damn
  • + 3
 haha i saw "enough options to keep everyone happy" then saw no blue and was like "wtf! not for me"
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  • + 0
 such a good idea! im surprised no-one else thought of it first
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