Easton MonkeyLite XC

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Easton MonkeyLite XC

10 Reviews for MonkeyLite XC

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 I use this bar for serious all mountain abuse, amd have had a wonderful experience. It dropped a good 150 grams off my old aluminum/steel bar. Nice flex, but no too much. Comes 27" wide, which is how I left it. It feels imaginary in your hands, but very real when you torque it up or down a hill.
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 Pros: ultralight, feels stiff and at 685 is accurate and suprisingly easy to handle.
Cons: Being a bit skeptical of Carbon I still don't know how hard I can push it. We'll see!

Updated 1 year later: With plenty of drops, falls and flips these bars show no signs of abuse or damage to the finish. Excellent quality carbon bars!
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 Superlight!

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 Great bar, super lightweight. My only beef is the width. I'd love it if they made a more all-mtn version with the 711mm width like the DH bar. Other than that, these things are sweet... plenty strong and do a nice job of smooth out vibrations from the road.
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 I was unsure about carbon fiber for a handlebar, but after riding with these for two years I am impressed. I've never felt anything other than solid. I've hit some jumps and drops and have never felt any flex despite my 220 lbs. And, they are light as a feather!
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 Awsome bar. I bought one in 99, and instintly noticed the control, light weight, and bump absorbsion. Increadably durable. Have had severial since. Match it up with a Thomson stem, and your set.
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 bought this bar for $10 at a yard sale not knowing what it was, good deal. feels stiff and i actually broke a race face XC stem but the bar remains perfectly fine.
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 Awesome bars. Super light, and provide great control. Been riding these for years with no problems.
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 Perfect setup in my mind, good sweep. good width, super stiff and lasts forever if you treat it right...
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 Perfect setup in my mind, good sweep. good width, super stiff and lasts forever if you treat it right...
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Easton MonkeyLite XC (MSRP $130) — Lighter than the DH but wider and stiffer than the SL, the XC is a great do-everything carbon riser.

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Release Date 2009
Price $130
Weight 155 g
Color Options Black
Width 660 mm and 685mm
Rise Low (20mm), High (40mm)
Diameter 25.4 and 31.8mm
Diameter - The diameter refers to the width of the clamping area. Measuring either 25.4 or 31.8, 25.4 is more found on smaller bikes, while 31.8 is turning into a downhill and freeride standard.
Bend 9° sweep, 5° upsweep
Material Easton CNT Composite

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