Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    144

    Easton Monkeylite XC bad idea for XCL??

    I get a discount on Easton products and I'm just curious what every ones thoughts are for a monkeylite xc on an XCL. I do both cross country riding with light downhill. Thoughts?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    644
    I had a Monkeylite XC on my Kona Dawg Primo for about three years. I only removed to change stems once. I rode all mountain about three times per week and essentially beat the crap out of that bike. Never had a problem with those bars. I just put the new Easton DH Bars on my DH rig though and they are sick. Just as light, if not lighter than the XC.
    Cheers
    Erik

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    144
    Yeah I was looking at the DH ones too. According to website, for 25.4's, 155 g for XC, and 225 for DH. So far they are out of stock for 31.8 Hi rise so I have some waiting to do. Thanks for the response

  4. #4
    wuss
    Reputation: dropadrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    2,364
    I have that bar on my XCL, no problem till now. I think a question like this requires info on your other components though... For example I have a 1600g Shitmano XT wheelset. I think I'll probably taco the wheelset before breaking the handlebar. If I had all sturdy components and pushed close to the xcl's limits I'd get a handlebar to match, but as is I'm pretty sure the handlebar will be fine with my riding.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: edray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    644
    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    I have that bar on my XCL, no problem till now. I think a question like this requires info on your other components though... For example I have a 1600g Shitmano XT wheelset. I think I'll probably taco the wheelset before breaking the handlebar. If I had all sturdy components and pushed close to the xcl's limits I'd get a handlebar to match, but as is I'm pretty sure the handlebar will be fine with my riding.
    Yeh good point. Definitely depends on your riding style and other components. I wouldn't ride this bar with a beefy 20mm TA/wheel combo and a 45lb bike, but then again im also 210lbs.
    But again, I had no problems on my AM/XC bike.

  6. #6
    Flying Goat
    Reputation: mrpercussive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    11,329
    get a Dirty Thirty or a V-One and be done with it Ben... you know you want to... XD

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •