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2021 BMX Handlebar Buyer’s Guide

Some people like ’em short and slim, some people like ’em tall and wide. Whatever your preference is, handlebars can make a huge difference in the way your bike feels overall. Below is a pretty comprehensive list of the handlebars on the market today (and their specifications), if you’re considering picking up a new pair, just hit the link and grab some from Source BMX, they ship worldwide!


Odyssey Broc Bar
Broc Raifrod’s new signature BROC bar is built around the popular Odyssey Lumberjack XXL bar shape but uses a more narrow “pre-cut” 29″ width and slightly less backsweep at 10 degrees.
Rise: 9.8″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 10°
Upsweep:
Price: $89.99


Odyssey Lumberjack XXL Bar
One of Odyssey’s most popular bars is now available in a new modern size.
Rise: 9.8
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Price: $79.99


Odyssey Super Highway Bar
The perfect mid-rise bar that comes with Odyssey’s legendary 41-Thermal lifetime warranty. Available in Rust Proof Black and Chrome.
Rise: 9.5″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Price: $79.99


Odyssey Uppercut Bar
With a comfortable 9″ rise and narrow “pre-cut” 27.5″ width, the Uppercut is ready to go and feels perfect right of the box. Built from post-weld heat-treated, butted 4130 chromoly with large radius bends for added strength and reliability. Available in Rust Proof Black and Chrome.
Rise: 9″
Width: 27.5″ (pre-cut)
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Price: $69.99


Odyssey 10-4 Bars
The 10-4 Bar is the biggest Odyssey makes. It uses large radius bends, thicker walled, butted tubing and a traditional 7/8” crossbar for superior strength and durability.
Rise: 10″
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Upsweep:
Price: $69.99


Odyssey Boss v2 Bar
A new updated version of Aaron Ross’ signature bars. Available in Black or Chrome.
Rise: 9.25″
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Upsweep:
Price: $69.99


Odyssey 49er Bar
Odyssey’s 49er is a traditional looking 4-piece bar that uses multi-butted main tubing, traditional 7/8″ crossbar for strength, larger radius bends for greater durability, welded end caps to reduce flex.
Rise: 9″ or 9.5″
Upsweep: 1.5° (9″), 2° (9.5″)
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $89.99


BSD Grime 4Pc Bar
The Grime Bar is the Denim Cox signature handlebar from BSD. Constructed from heat-treated multiple butted 4130 chromoly. Heavyweight street aesthetic without being heavy weight.
Rise: 9″ or 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $74.99


BSD Safari Bar
The Giraffic bar has been in production for over six years now and Reed decided that he would like to make some changes to it, a little more upsweep for more comfort and a little taller on both sizes. The new Safari bar is constructed from heat-treated multiple butted 4130 chromoly, available in regular 7/8‚ and Oversize 1″ Gorilla Grip versions. A classic two piece bar styling but still with the same Giraffic look.
Rise: 9.1″ or 9.6″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 13°
Price: SALE $52.49 (MSRP: $74.99)


BSD Freedom Bar
Kriss Kyle’s new bars from BSD, to match his new Freedom frame. Available in 2 rise sizes 8.75 & 9 and 2 new colours for 2019, Flat black & Flat Clear. Regular 7/8 & Oversize 25.4mm clamp options.
Rise: 8.75″ or 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $74.99


BSD Leezus Bar
The Leezus bar is Liam Zingberg’s signature handlebar from BSD, at 28.5″ wide they are narrower than the Zing bars so they are ready to ride from new. The Leezus bar is constructed from heat-treated multiple butted 4130 chromoly. Regular 7/8 & Oversize 25.4mm clamp options.
Rise: 9.25″
Upsweep:
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $74.99


BSD High As Hell Bar
At 10.5” tall this is the biggest and tallest bar BSD have ever made, it is in fact High as Hell! Constructed from heat-treated multiple butted 4130 chromoly. Regular 7/8 & Oversize 25.4mm clamp options.
Rise: 10.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.6″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $74.99


BSD Raider Bar
David Grant signature Raider handlebars from BSD. The Raider bars feature a massive 10 rise and are made from multi-butted post weld heat treated 4130 for maximum strength to weight ratio. Regular 7/8 & Oversize 25.4mm clamp options.
Rise: 10″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $74.99


Alienation 9s Bar
The Alienation 9s Quarters Bar has all the same great features and other pro level BMX handle bars. Features such as 11 butted 4130 chromoly tubing. The 9s Bar is also 100% heat treated after being welded that helps make them just that much stronger. These bars also come in some cool nickle plated color options.
Rise: 9″ or 9.25″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.99


Alienation Chicago Bar
2 piece, 4130 heat-treated chromoly, 100% heat-treated after welding, 11 butted technology, Tig welded construction, 19 mm crossbar,Durable powdercoat finish.
Rise: 8.25″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.99


Alienation NYC Bar
2 piece, 4130 heat-treated chromoly, 100% heat-treated after welding, 11 butted technology, Tig welded construction, 19 mm crossbar, Durable powdercoat finish.
Rise: 8.75″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $64.99


Alienation Horsemen Bar
The Horseman is Alienation’s first 4pc bar. Built from straight gauge 4130 chromoly tubing for extra strength that has been post-welded heat treated to keep things solid. Deeply knurled 50 mm clamping area to prevent slip.
Rise: 8.75″, 9.25″, 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $69.99


Stolen Roll Bar
Multi-butted 4130 Chromoly, 19mm cross bar, P2 post-production heat treated for increased strength.
Rise: 9.5″, 9.75″, 10″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″ or 30″
Backsweep: 10″
Price: $59.99


Stolen Trap 4-Piece Bar
Multi-butted 4130 Chromoly, 19mm Vortex spiral fluted cross bar, P2 post-production heat treated.
Rise: 9.25″ or 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11″
Price: $64.99


Colony Hardy V2 Bar
The Colony Hardy V2 bars are a narrow D shape handle bar with a lower rise of 8.8″ and a curved cross bar for a unique look.
Rise: 8.8″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10.5″
Price: $84


Colony Bloody Oath Bars
Colony Bloody Oath Handlebars are a re-release of the very popular Nick Richardson’s signature bars from 2009.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 12″
Price: $84


Colony Exon Flatland Bar
The Colony EXON are flatland specific BMX bars with less back sweep and more up sweep than a regular 2 piece bar.
Rise: 8.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep:
Price: $84


Colony Sweet Tooth Bar
Colony Sweet Tooth Bars are Alex Hiam’s signature BMX Handlebars.
Rise: 8.8″ or 9.4″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $84


Colony Tenacious Bar
Colony Tenacious bars are big! Featuring exclusive multi butted tubing being thicker tubing on grip bend at cross bar for extra strength.
Rise: 10″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11.5°
Price: $84


Colony Prody Kue Bars
Replica Retro Styled BMX Bars.
Rise: 8.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $122


Eighties Bike Co Rainbow Bar
New 2pc handlebar, designed by our riders for the current riding style.
Seamless Cr-mo Straight gauge tubing with post welded heat treatment
Rise: 9″, 9.5″, 10″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $65


Eighties Bike Co Vol 4 Bar
Eighties’ first 4piece handlebar, strong as rock!
Rise: 9.25″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $85


Stranger Zefaria Eric L Bar
Eric Lichtenberger’s signature 4-piece bars feature a 9.75 rise and a slightly smaller crossbar for classic styling.
Rise: 9.75″
Upsweep:
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $79.99


Stranger Come Over Bar
Big box 4pc bar made from extra thick post-weld heat-treated Chromoly. Design by Stephan August, art by Devin Sydlowski.
Rise: 8.9″ or 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $79.99


Stranger Haze Bar
The Stranger Haze Bar is a 2-pc. bar made from multi-butted 4130 chromoly tubing and features a 19mm crossbar.
Rise: 8.8″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $72


Kink Williams Bar
As the name suggests, the Williams bars are Nathan Williams’ signature handlebars and feature all his preferred geometry. The 9.25” rise is a traditional height, without being either too tall or too short. The unique 1.5-degree upsweep is just slightly up from most traditional bars, and the 11-degree backsweep is slightly less, creating Nathan’s preferred feel. The 13-butted chromoly tubing construction, and TruTherm post weld heat treatment process ensure these bars have no problems standing up to Nathan’s insane level of riding.
Rise: 9.2″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.99


Kink Hulk Bar
The Hulk bars are made TruTherm post weld heat treated 4130 chromoly and feature multi butted tubing for maximum weight to strength ratio.
Rise: 10″
Upsweep:
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $64.99


Kink Rex Bar
The Rex bars are perfect if you are looking for a big pair of bars, but not enormous. Like all Kink handlebars, the Rex bars use only the best 4130 chromoly steel material and Kink’s TruTherm post weld heat treatment process to ensure maximum strength. The 13-butted tubing design means the bars are thicker in the bends, which adds strength where bars need it most.
Rise: 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $64.99


Hyper Wizard Bar
The Hyper Wizard bars are are 2-pc handlebars constructed from butted chromoly with a knurled clamping area, 19mm crossbar and are heat treated for additional strength. Available in four colors.
Rise: 8.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $54.99


SNAFU Jackson Bars
The Snafu Jackson bars are Scotty Cranmer’s signature 2-pc bars, constructed from 4130 heat-treated chromoly with a 20mm crossbar that tapers to 15mm in the center to help save weight in all the right areas without sacrificing strength.
Rise: 8.6″, 8.75″, 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $54.99


Haro Lineage Kneesaver Bar
The Lineage Kneesaver Bars have to be Haro’s number one bar of all time. These were designed to save the knees while doing look backs and turn downs. They are 11 butted tapered bars, fully heat treated with 3 degrees up sweep and 10 degress back sweep. Available in assorted colors.
Rise: 8.5″ or 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $99.99


Haro Lineage Freestyler Bar
The Lineage Freestyle Bars are a throw back to our OG bars. Made from 11 butted, fully heat treated chromoly with 3 degrees up sweep and 10 degrees back sweep. Available in assorted height’s and colors.
Rise: 8.5″ or 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $69.99


Haro Baseline 4pc Bar
Modern 4 piece design, 50mm deep knurling for added clamping strength.
Rise: 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $39.99


Haro Baseline 2pc Bar
100% full chromoly, 50mm deep knurling for added clamping strength.
Rise: 9″ or 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $29.99


GT 4pc Original BMX Bar
In the history of four piece bars, the GT’s are a mainstay—influencing a number of the four-piece options on the market today. After a cease in production for almost 20 years, the originals are back.”-RideBMX
Rise: 8.6″, 9.125″, 9.875”
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep:
Price: $63


GT 2pc Performer BMX Bar
One-piece upper bar with OS (oversized) bends for added strength
Rise: 9.125″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep:
Price: $58


WeThePeople Buck Bar
A BEAST like Dillon Lloyd needed a bar built to withstand the biggest drops and burliest of crashes. THE BUCK BAR WAS one of the first bars in BMX to utilize the new 25.4mm clamping technology, allowing for a stronger, STIFFER bar that a rider like Dillon can have full confidence in without having to worry about it slipping or breaking WHEN THINGS GET ROUGH.
Rise: 9.15″ or 9.45”
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $109


WeThePeople Stallis Bar
One of the newest additions to the PRO squad, Dan Kruk is somewhat of a connoisseur for handlebars so it was only right that we rewarded him with his own signature model. Named after his hometown, The Stallis bar is built to withstand Dan’s all out savagery on a bike and comes in both regular 22.2mm and 25.4mm OS clamping options.
Rise: 9.25″
Upsweep: 2.66°
Width: 28.”
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $109


WeThePeople Pathfinder 4pc Bar
German tech machine Felix Prangenberg is always working closely with us to refine and update his own signature collection. The Pathfinder collection utilizes cutting edge and innovative technology – that goes hand in hand with Felix’s highly progressive style of riding.
Rise: 9″, 9.6″, 10″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″ or 30″
Backsweep: 11.5°
Price: $109


WeThePeople Pathfinder 2pc Bar
Based off his incredibly popular 4pc handlebar, we worked with Wethepeople PRO Felix Prangenberg on a 2pc version allowing him to switch it up from time to time. Using fully heat treated and multiple butted Japanese chromoly tubing, the new Pathfinder 2pc bar feels just like the original 4pc but with the classic 2pc look and a lower weight. We also offered this bar pre-cut to Felix’s PERSONAL width of 28” wide.
Rise: 9″ or 9.6″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11.5°
Price: $109


WeThePeople Mad Max Bar
The Mad Max bars have been a part of our line since 2008 to cater to Max Gaertig’s powerful style with a towering (at the time) 8.7″ rise. The Mad Max bars now feature a rise of 10.2″, and a width of 30.5″. Paired up with Max’s Pro geometry, the classic just got better.
Rise: 10.2″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 30.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $109


Eclat Strangler Bar
When it came to designing our first four-piece handlebar, we really wanted to go back to the drawing board and address all the annoying issues that four-piece bars have always notoriously suffered from. The Strangler Bar utilizes oversize 25.4mm tubing at the clamping area to make it outlast anything you can throw at it.
Rise: 9.1″, 9.6″, 10″
Upsweep: 2.5°
Width: 29″, 29.5″, 30″
Backsweep: 11.5°
Price: $64.99


Eclat Dive Bar
Everyone loves a beer in a Dive Bar from time to time. Updated for 2018, this classic bar comes in a 9.25″, 9.5″ and 10″ rise option, as well as a choice of traditional 22.2mm or NEW OVERSIZE (OS) 25.4mm clamping for those looking for the strongest possible front-end combination.
Rise: 9.25″, 9.5″, 10″
Upsweep: 2.5°
Width: 29.3″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $79.99


Eclat Morrow Bar
Eclat PRO Ty Morrow based his signature Morrow Bars bars off our current DIVE bar but with some changes to the bending, geometry and the tubing thickness to make these things indestructible. Available in Black and C.P. in 22.2mm and 25.4mm OS clamping.
Rise: 10″
Upsweep:
Width: 30.15″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $79.99


Eclat Chocolate Bar
UK street magician Jordan Godwin wanted a taller rise bar with a slightly smaller box and width than our other bars to eliminate the need to take a hacksaw to them. The large radius bends give the Chocolate bar a classic round shape, and the 25.4mm Oversize (OS) clamping option allows you to pair it up to one of our 25.4mm stems for a truly unstoppable front end set which will have you throwing hard 540s like the man himself in no time…
Rise: 9″ or 9.25″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 27.75″ or 28″
Backsweep: 10.5°
Price: $79.99


Radio Bikes Nemesis Bar
The Radio Bikes team wanted a tough do-it-all bar with a classic look, so the Nemesis bar uses dual radius design for smoother bends, as well as more resistance to bending. Paired up with fully heat-treated and multiple butted 4130 chromoly tubing, the Nemesis bar features classic geometry and is available in 9.5″, 9.25″ and 9″ rises to keep everyone happy.
Rise: 9″, 9.25″, 9.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $59.99


Salt Pro Bar
Solid 2pc CrMo 9″ bar. Tubing: 22.2mm, 19mm crossbar.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.5″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $32.99


Primo Rebar Bar
Craig Passero signature bars from Primo. Made from straight gauge chromoly tubing and 2020 heat treated for strength.
Rise: 8.69″
Upsweep:
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $62


Cult Dak 1″ OD Bar
Dakota Roche signature bars from Cult. 7/8 bar with a beefy but slick 1″ OD clamping area for extra strength. Made from 100% heat treated butted chromoly. Only works with 1″ stems.
Rise: 9.25″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.99


Fit Brad Simms Bar
Brad Simms signature bar from Fit. Made in the USA from 100% 4Q-Baked heat-treated 4130 chromoly with dual-radius bends for more strength.
Rise: 8.85″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $64.95


Fly Sierra 2 Bar
Sergio Layos signature handlebars from Flybikes. Featuring multi-butted tubing, aggressive clamp area knurling and user friendly cut lines.
Rise: 8.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28.5″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $74.95


Merritt Slaughter Bar
The Slaughter Bars are designed and made to be extra strong without being overbuilt. The bends of the uprights and crossbar provide maximum welding surface area for ultimate strength. Further down the uprights ovalize and wrap around the stem clamp bar, again maximizing welding area and reducing flex associated with taller handlebars. Constructed of multi-butted 4130 chromoly and post-weld heat-treated.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.25″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $79.95


Merritt Andre Bar
New Team bars from Merritt are multi-butted heat-treated chromoly with dual radius bends and a 19mm crossbar.
Rise: 9.75″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.25″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $70


S&M Perfect 10 Bars
Massive 10″ rise, 30″ wide handlebars from S&M. The perfect 10″ bar is made in the USA from American 4130 CrMo.
Rise: 10″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.95


S&M Hoder Bar
Mike Hoder signature handlebar from S&M. The Hoder bar is made in the USA from post weld heat treated and butted 4130 and features a large 8.625″ rise and a wide 30″ width.
Rise: 8.625″
Upsweep: 1.5°
Width: 30″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.95


S&M Credence Bar
Clint Reynolds signature handlebar from S&M. The Credence bar is made in the USA from post weld heat treated and 4130 and features a large 8.7″ rise with a thin crossbar and larger bends at the top to increase strength.
Rise: 8.7″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $64.95


Shadow Vultus Featherweight 13B Bars
The Shadow Vultus Handlebars are made from Post weld heat treated 4130 multi butted tubing so theyre both strong and light. These bars feature a tear drop cross bar and are available in a multitude of colours to match Shadows other BMX parts.
Rise: 8.5″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $69.99


Subrosa Simo Bar
Continuing on with the geometry Simone has ridden for years, the new Simo bar gives an updated look to a classic Subrosa product. The Simo bar will replace the Noster bar with an updated look and 2 sizes rises to choose from.
Rise: 8.8″
Upsweep:
Width: 28″
Backsweep: 10°
Price: $69.99


Subrosa Ray Bar
Matt Ray’s signature handlebars from Subrosa. Subrosa’s Deathproof Heating process, Subrosa brazed on badge, and E-Z cut grooves improve on the classic feel, and will have any bike feeling and looking better.
Rise: 8.75″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $79.99


Total BMX TWS 2 Bar
Mark Webb was looking for a strong bar without flex, so he chose to go with straight gauge 4130 heat treated tubing for max strength to weight ratio. He has also livened up the angles to fine tune his signature bar.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29.25″
Backsweep: 10.5°
Price: $73.99


Tall Order 180 Bar
The 180 bar is the perfect partner for the Tall Order 360 frame. It is made from plain gauge 4130 chromoly with a simple ED black coating allowing it to be priced lower without sacrificing strength or quality.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $69.99


Volume Voyager Bar
The Voyager bar is made from all thicker 13 butted 4130 CRMO heat treated tubing that was designed with all the butting in all the stress points of the bar. Also features a widened box and raised cross bar for added strength.
Rise: 9.25″
Upsweep:
Width: 29″
Backsweep: 12°
Price: $75.99


Legend Bikes USA 3Pc Bar
Butted Chromoly 3 piece Bars.
Rise: 9″
Upsweep:
Width: 27.5″
Backsweep: 11°
Price: $60


Check out our other Buyer’s Guides by clicking any of the links below:
2020 BMX Chain Buyers Guide
2020 BMX Crank Buyers Guide
2020 BMX Sprocket Buyers Guide
2020 BMX Pedals Buyers Guide


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