9 replies to this topic
  • dirtking

Posted November 04, 2006 - 03:31 PM


What is the difference between the Pro Taper Contour bars and the Pro Taper Evo Bars? Are the Evo bars 1 1/8 all the way to the grips?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 04, 2006 - 04:28 PM


No, all handlebars are 7/8" at the grips. According to Pro Taper,

How is it different from our Contour handlebar?
The Contour model is a special blend of alloy processed into 5mm wall thickness tubing. The EVO model utilizes a computer profiled 4mm wall design, thus making the EVO handlebar lighter and giving it a more sensitive feel. In addition the EVO also is made of a unique blend of premium alloy that has proven results. EVO also incorporates the use of a unique coating inside the tubing to resist corrosion ultimately extending the life of the bar.

Just more advanced construction.

  • dirtking

Posted November 04, 2006 - 11:27 PM


Thanks for the info!

  • dirtking

Posted November 05, 2006 - 11:11 AM


Would i be better off spending the extra cash for the evos or just get the contours?

  • grayracer513

Posted November 05, 2006 - 12:06 PM


I can't make that decision for you. I use Contours, though.

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  • dirtking

Posted November 05, 2006 - 12:22 PM


Are the evos stronger or are the contours. since i seem to crash alot haha

  • flintlock28

Posted November 05, 2006 - 08:14 PM


"Rumour" has it that (evo's) are stronger....but I can't say for sure. I definately like my Contour's though, compared to the stock version, and the Pro-Taper SE model.

  • TapptOut

Posted November 06, 2006 - 04:14 PM


I had the contours on my yz250. And now i run the evo on my yz450. And its hard for to tell a difference but i know they are stronger. I run the Henry/Reed Bend because they are a little taller and a little more forward than stock. But anyways the evo is supposed to be a more exact bend every bar. The contour i guess was a little off on some of them and the evo is supposed to be the same on every bar while being stronger and better metal.

  • afmracer

Posted November 07, 2006 - 09:37 PM


the contours are not made by easton
they are using cheaper metals from a different source.
try to find the originals or buy renthal twinwalls

  • adam918

Posted November 08, 2006 - 03:53 PM


I have not had good luck with the Contours, they seem to bend very easily. I wanted the Easton Pro Tapers, but the store only had the others.( I know, try to keep it two wheels.)

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