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Pro Taper Contour Handlebars


The Contour Handlebar is ProTaper’s most popular model. Oversized-diameter handlebars without crossbars were invented and patented by ProTaper in 1991. Without sacrificing strength, this design yields increased flex and impact absorption over conventional handlebars, offering the rider improved comfort and reduced fatigue. With its 2000 series aluminum alloy construction and computer-profiled 5 mm-thick wall design, the Contour Handlebar is up to 20% lighter and 40% stronger than competing handlebars. At only $149.95, it’s also the most affordable way to equip your bike with the 1⅛” handlebar design that changed an industry.

  • 1⅛” tubing at the clamping area
  • Exclusive 5 mm-thick 2000 series T6 aluminum alloy for superior tensile and yield strengths
  • Best balance between fatigue life, impact strength, and impact-absorbing flex at price point
  • High-tech shot peened, stress-relieved, and anodized finish for unmatched durability
  • Clutch side knurling provides maximum grip adhesion
  • Chemically applied cut lines and alignment grid are scratch- and peel-resistant
  • Plastic end plugs keep the elements out and provide a stronger base for grip ends
  • Weighs only 1.55 lbs. (703 grams) without pad
  • Handlebar pad included

If there’s one thing I know it’s handlebar bends. Most buyers on here are looking for a bar to suit enduro/trail riding or adventure/general riding. The standard bars on most of the old school bikes are useless, steel, heavy, with a low bend and too much sweep.

In our opinion we stock the three best, the Windham/RM Mid, KX High and Pastrana FMX High all in by far the most popular black ! If using high bar risers or the highest of bars you may need to reroute your cables subject to what bike you own.

Commonly referred to as Tapered Bar or Fat Bar, these are 1 1/8″ and yes ALL handlebars are 7/8″ inch measurement at the grip end !

Below is an example of the useless bars that came on these older style trail and enduro bikes, old heavy steel, too low, too much bend, bin em !

Dimensions of standard DR/DRZ handlebars in mm –

  • OEM  W=787, H=76, R=50, S=72 ( example of DR/DRZ standard steel OEM handlebars )

NOTE – Handlebar dimensions are within the images and suit a large range of riders from little blokes like me with short reach to the tallest with long reach.

NOTE – no you do not need to get longer cables made !! most reroute their cables to free them up giving additional length

NOTE – DR/DRZ riders pays to add a new throttle tube at the same time of purchase, select your choice of grip and add some grip wire, you’ll find them listed under the same category ‘controls’

NOTE – highly recommend adding the best heated grips, US Symtec Heat Demon Heated Grips at the same time, clearly listed under ‘lighting/electrical’ you’ll thank us for that advise


Additional information


KX High, Windham/RM MID, Pastrana FMX


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