Product Review

Tag T2 Handle Bars

Author: Aaryn Minerds

Author: Aaryn Minerds


One of the first things that I replaced on our Suzuki RM-Z250 when it arrived was the handle bars, not because the units that came with the bike were not great, but more so the personal preference of the type and bend of bar that I usually run.

Being the first time I had switched brands of bike for a few years, I went looking for ways to get myself as comfortable as possible on the new bike as quickly as possible; with the controls at the front of the bike playing a big part when it come to feeling confident on the bike. After a quick email through to C&R imports I had organised a new set of Tag T2 bars in the CR bend.

The bend is not unfamiliar to me; it is the bend I have been running for a while now. The CR bend also known as the - Henry/Reed bend (9601-05) is one of the tallest bars in the T2 range with the vertical height of the bar sitting higher than most standard bends of bar. The bar also sweeps back towards the rider a little more aggressively than most bends.

The laser etched positioning grid is more than a little handy.
Being 178cm tall I am certainly not overly tall for a motocross or trail bike rider but also not the shortest. The CR bend of bar sits high enough for me without the need of going one step further and looking at a set of bar rises.

I have always found the Tag bars to be a strong reliable handle bar; the bar has proven to have good strength while still giving a flexible feel while riding. While I have been fortunate enough to not have thrown the new bike down the track as of yet, I have had a couple of decent offs on previous bikes while using the T2 bars with the Bars holding up extremely well.

One of the big things the Tag T2 bar has going for it is the laser etched positioning grid that sits on top of the handle bar. The laser etching ensures that the positioning markers never wear off, which is a big bonus in times where you need to remove your bars for any reason. The positioning grid makes the job of getting your bars back into the exact same spot every time as simple as possible.

The other advantage I found with positioning grid was, the grid made it easier to make adjustments to the bars when trying to set them up to start with. My first ride with the bars mounted on the Suzuki was a little uncomfortable, I had them set in the neutral position, this did leave me feeling like I was too far forward when standing on the pegs, and had me feeling like I was about to head over the bars at any second while jumping.

I started by rolling the bars back in the mounts to the -1 position which made a big difference, being happy with the feel I left them in that spot for a couple of months. Just two weeks ago I made another small adjustment rolling them a little further towards myself, with the bars now sitting just between the -1 and -2 marks. I think I have now found the sweet spot for myself, though I think another ride on the Suzuki this weekend is in store just to make sure!

So far I have been more than happy with the Tag T2 bars, the only negative I have come across with the black set of bars, is the black coating is starting to rub off where the tie downs wrap around, though this has been common with every set of bars that I have ever owned.
The Tag T2 Bars have been a great addition to our RM-Z250 and the black ties in nicely with our colour scheme.
Were Running: Tag Bars

Type: T2

Bend: Reed/Henry (CR)

Colour: Black

RRP: $139

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