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S&M – RACE XLT BARS – REVIEW

There's a reason why S&M retain such a loyal fanbase

There once was a time when, yes, technically there were other choices but the only real choice for any self respecting BMX racer was a set of S&M Bars for their bike. If you looked along the gate at any Elite final around the world during the period of the late 90’s / early 2000’s we would predict that more than 90% of the riders would have been running a set of S&M Bars.

Times have changed and the possibilities and choices are almost endless but the one standard that remains is the S&M brand quality. S&M haven’t been sleeping, in fact they have kept up with current trends and standards and moved with the times with a slimmed down and redesigned version of their race bars.

“If you looked along the gate at any Elite final around the world during the period of the late 90’s / early 2000’s we would predict that more than 90% of the riders would have been running a set of S&M Bars”

These bars feature a geometry similar to the classic Slam bar (the OG racers choice), but the Race XLT are super light at 1.6lbs and feature a thinner cross bar, which gives it an aesthetically pleasing design. The bars are multi butted and have undergone the full 4Q baked heat treating process.

These bars are available in 7 sizes – 8”, 8.25”, 9”, 9.25”, 9.5”, 9.75” & 10” heights. With 3 colours available – Black, Chrome or White.

  • Backsweep: 8 degrees
  • Up-sweep: 4 degree
  • Weight: 730g (1.6 lbs)

We received the chrome versions (to match the S&M XLT race forks) and they looked very special. There is something pleasing with a shiny chrome product that adorns your race vessel. (BMX Talk – we think more people should be running more chrome!)

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