Just like your suspension, elastomers do need to be freshened up. We recommend changing your elastomers yearly to be sure your Flexx Handlebars are performing as intended.
Elastomer kits come with 2 compression and 2 rebound elastomers.
Smaller riders, or those riding mellow trails (or gravel grinding) usually prefer the blue or yellow compression elastomer. The red elastomers are harder and provide a more traditional feel. The black elastomers are extra hard, mostly reserved for larger, more aggressive down hill riders. It's mostly personal preference, and with a little testing you can quickly tailor the bar to your needs. We're happy to discuss your elastomer combination with you to be sure you're getting the most out of the Flexx Handlebar, please shoot us a call or email to do so.
Soft - Blue
Medium - Yellow
Hard - Red
Extra Hard - Black
Recommended Elastomer Combinations:
BLUE: XC/Gravel, youth, lightweight riders, 140lbs or less
YELLOW: XC/Trail/mild Enduro, 140-165lbs
RED: Enduro/DH, 150lbs-220lbs, most popular set up
BLACK: DH 190lbs +
- A properly tuned Flexx Handlebar should feel natural while riding, absorbing small bumps, chatter and other trail terrain that tends to make your hands and upper body more fatigued. Any diving sensation, bottoming out or "that doesn't feel right" is an indication your set up is too soft.
*The pin end caps do not need to be removed to change elastomers, use blue loctite on the nut and bolt when re-assembling
Compression and Rebound Elastomer kits are sold in pairs.