WHAT IS IT? Mika Metals 7075 Pro Series RC bend
handlebars are designed to help reduce arm fatigue by
being flexible without giving up durability. The 7/8-inch
7075 aluminum handlebars come in eight different bends.
WHAT’S IT COST? $69.95.
CONTACT? (559) 651-4120 or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Mika Metals 7075 Pro Series
(1) Design concept. Mika Metals Pro Series 7/8-inch
bars are constructed from aerospace aluminum for
maximum strength. The bars are made to last and
survive impacts. Mika Metals’ unique engineering allows
the bars to be strong yet still flexible enough to reduce
( 2) Bend. The bars we replaced were Renthal 7/8-inch
RC-bend bars, so we were curious as to whether Mika’s
RC-bend bars would be the same as Renthal’s. We
quickly discovered that the Mika bars had the same
bend but were a 1/2-inch shorter.
( 3) Bar pad. Mika Metals bar pads are injection-molded from closed-cell foam so they will not break
down. Mika bar pads are offered in eight different colors.
( 4) 7/8-inch versus 1-1/8-inch. Mika Metals makes
1-1/8-inch bars in the same bends as the 7/8-inch bars.
Choosing which diameter is right for you comes down
to the combination of strength and flexibility you are
looking for. The 1-1/8-inch bars will be stronger in the
event of a crash.
( 5) Feel. Once we switched from the Renthal RC bend
to Mika Metal’s RC bend, we could feel the effects of the
shorter Mika bar. It wasn’t something that we couldn’t
adapt to, but it was surprising that every test rider could
feel the difference.
( 6) Colors. The bars only come in one color—black.
You can change the accent of the bars with eight
different bar-pad options.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We expected the Mika
RC-bend bars to be identical to other RC-bend bars. The
Mika handlebar may have the same sweep and rise, but
the length is different. This made a difference on the track.
All of MXA’s test riders liked the feel, flexibility
and durability of the Mika bars, but the slight
specification difference bothered them.
MIKA METALS 7075 PRO SERIES HANDLEBARS
MXA TEAM TESTED