Flexx handlebars are tunable handlebars designed to absorb high-frequency abuse and vibration while protecting the rider from catastrophic impacts. High-frequency
abuse is all the chop, stutters, braking and accelerating bumps, rocks, roots, square edges, etc. that greatly
fatigues a rider over the course of a riding session. Flexx
handlebars absorb the abuse instead of transferring it to
the rider’s hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders so
the rider can ride longer, charge harder and maintain fast
lap times. In a catastrophic impact, like facing a jump, hitting a G-out or flat landings, Flexx handlebars spread the
impact, again absorbing the abuse instead of transferring
it to the body. When facing a jump with Flexx handlebars,
the rider will feel more impact in the feet and lower back,
but not in the upper body.
One common fear riders who have not ridden with
Flexx handlebars have is that they will feel the bar moving or that it will feel mushy, making the front suspension
work differently. This is not the case. Flexx handlebars are
designed to articulate near the same plane as the suspension in a natural motion for the body. Just as with any
shock absorber, setup for rider comfort and confidence is
important. On a properly setup Flexx handlebar, riders do
not notice the bars at all, as they have the same feel ergonomically as traditional bars. What the rider does notice is
the front end tracking really well, or a general smoothness
Each compression elastomer is tunable by threading the
locknut in or out to dial in for rider comfort and feel.
Fasst Company offers five compression and three rebound
elastomers in total, all included with the purchase of the
Can shock-absorbing handlebars really improve your riding?