Answer Products New Rove Direct Mount DH Stem and ProTaper DH Bar

Fresh in the door from Answer Products is their new Rove direct mount DH stem and matching ProTaper DH handlebar. Inside we’ll take a closer look at both!

New for the 2010 season is Answer’s new Rove DH direct mount stem. Built out of 7050 alloy to be both light and strong, the three piece Rove stem fits the common direct mount stem bolt pattern that is found on most dual crown forks. The Rove is actually three separate pieces, two that attach to the top crown and then the faceplate itself. The Rove stem lets you pick from three reach options – 45/50/55 mm – to get you in the exact position that you prefer. Answer’s new stem accepts 31.8 mm handlebars and features what could be the widest faceplate clamp available for extra security. All hardware is quality A2 stainless for long life and high strength.

Rove stem details

  • Three position reach adjustment – 45/50/55 mm
  • Red or gold color options (face plate)
  • 7075 series aluminum
  • A2 Stainless hardware
  • 31.8 mm bar clamp
  • 150 grams

Answer’s venerable ProTaper handlebar makes another appearance in 2010. The DH version measures in at a full 780 mm (31 inches) width to begin with, with the option of narrowing it down if that suits you better. More and more riders are discovering that a lower bar height can help in many places, and with that in mind the ProTaper DH comes in a 1″ rise, as well as an even lower 1/2″ version. Answer uses 7050 series aluminum to keep the bar both light and strong. Weighing in at a respectable 335 grams for the 780 mm width, the ProTaper is only offered in 31.8 mm clamp diameter. There are three color options to choose from: red, black, and classic gold.

ProTaper 780 DH bar details

  • 4 degree up sweep, 8 degree back sweep
  • 1/2″ or 1″ rise options
  • 7050 series aluminum
  • 31.8 mm bar clamp
  • 780 mm width
  • 320 grams

Installation Video on the Rove stem and ProTaper DH bar:
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/121200/?trk=vlogo

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