Odyssey Lumberjack bars get bigger

One of Odyssey’s more popular “big” handlebars just got bigger.

The new Lumberjack XXL bars are a full 9.8″ high and 30′ wide (both wider and taller than its predecessor the Lumberjack XL). Rounding out the spec sheet, these bars sport a 11° backsweep and 2° upsweep.

Other notables are multi-butted main tubing and Odyssey’s 41-Thermal Lifetime Warranty…which means, in layman’s terms, these bars will take whatever you throw at them.

Nice upgrade by Odyssey.

 

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Big bars, back in the day

Think the big handlebar trend is strictly a new school thing?

Not exactly.

Back in the 80s, there were a few tall bar options…if you knew where to seek them out (and if you could find them!)

Case in point, the GT XT handlebars

Clocking in at a 10-3/4″ rise, these were tall before tall was cool.

The XT in the name stood for extra tall and, according to the ad, were “for tall pro’s.”

I don’t think Nelson Chanady (in the ad) was that tall…but he sure looks like he means business though, don’t he?