Kink Williams Bars Review

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Nathan Williams signature bars are some of the lightest bars out. Made from heat-treated 4130 chromoly, they are strong but still super light at only 1.73lbs. These bars are only available in one size option to keep it simple.

Highlights

✅ – TruTherm post-weld heat treatment process
✅ – 2 pc. Bars
✅ – 1.7 lbs

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Overview

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.

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Price: $64.99

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Specs

Product Specs
Width: 29″
Up Sweep: 1.5°
Backsweep: 11°
Bar Clamping Diameter: 22.2mm
Bar Type: 2pc
Weight: 27.8oz or 1.73 lbs

Bar Geometry – Learn more here

G: Rise: 9.25″

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″

This is a wide width.

Narrow bars make barspins easier.

Wide bars give you more control and stability when steering.

I: Backsweep: 11º

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: 1.5º

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.

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Conclusion

The Williams bars are light and sturdy. Best for a well-rounded rider who wants some light bars to shred with. The 29″ width gives your bike a more controlled feeling. A 9.25″ rise is mostly the norm in the BMX industry. It is kind of sad that these bars only comes in one size option.

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