Kink Eagle 4pc Bars Review

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Kink’s Eagle bars are made to withstand hefty riding. The specs are designed to help riders kill it on hefty street setups. These bars are very heavy and very expensive. However, they are incredibly strong.

Highlights

✅ – TruTherm post-weld heat treatment process
✅ – 4 pc. Bars
✅ – 2.4 lbs

Price & Weight are comparative to how good the deal is.

Good deal = 5 Star

Bad Deal = 1 Star

Overview

The Eagle bars are Kink’s first-ever set of 4-piece bars! Available in multiple heights to fit your preference, all Eagle bars maintain the same width and comfortable sweeps. Made from straight gauge 4130 chromoly steel tubing, combine with our TruTherm post-weld heat treatment process, these bars can take a beating. The dimensions and bends used on the Eagle bars give the classic 4-piece design a modern and updated look. Rise: 9″ and 9.5″.

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Specs

Price: $89.99

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Specs

Product Specs
Bar Type: 4pc
Width: 29.5″
Up Sweep: 1 °
Backsweep: 12 °
Bar Clamping Diameter: 22.2mm
Weight: 1091g / 2.4lbs

Bar Geometry – Learn more here

G: Rise: 9″, 9.5″

Riding a tall rise, will give you more leverage on the bike. Making it easier to pull back and lift the front wheel up.

H: Width: 29.5″

This is a wide width.

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 12º

What does backsweep do?

As far as I know, there is a sweet spot for backsweep. Too much will make the bike feel weird, and too little will make the bike unstable. It seems like the sweet spot is around 11º to 12º. If you need something a little more aggressive and straight feeling, go for 10º, but only do this if 11º is uncomfortable.

J: Upsweep: 1º

What does upsweep do?

There is a lot of discussion about 1º upsweep vs. 4º upsweep. Some people are running experiments and testing if the greater upsweep will make drops feel better. It seems like a lot of street riders run 4º to 5º upsweep. This helps for wrist pain and lessens the impact of big drops.

Kink Eagle Bars Video

Conclusion

Best for people who plan to ride hefty street. If you do more mellow/tech street these bars are not for you. They are heavy and expensive, which makes them really strong. Kink spent a lot of time developing the eagle bars. It is evident by the quality, that they really outdid themselves here.

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Douglas Laird

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