Typical aluminum park bars leave a lot to be desired in terms of durability. Sure, they are super light but not nearly as durable as steel. Root Industries sought to change the paradigm and developed the Root Lithium HMA bars, which use high modulus alloy. HMA is a variant of 6 series aluminum that is identical in weight yet 50% stronger. So what you end up with is a light weight and durable bar at less than half the price of a titanium bar.
Lithium aluminum bars are 25" tall by 23" wide. PRO SCOOTER BARS that are 24-25.99" Tall are going to be perfect for the intermediate to pro riders who have a couple years of scooter riding under their belt. As a general rule, scooter bars should sit around waist height when standing on the deck. Lithium bars are 22-23.99" Wide. Although bar height and width are highly influenced by personal preference, as a general rule, bar width should be similar to the rider's shoulder width.
Lithium bars are a Y-Bar that Root Industries designed for Park riding. Your riding style determines the bar material that you should purchase: aluminum, steel, or titanium. Aluminum scooter bars are the choice of most park riders due to their extreme light weight. However, what you need to know about aluminum bars is that they usually only carry a 30 day warranty due to them being prone to crack at the weld when ridden aggressively. If you are going for the lightest possible pro scooter and don't care about durability, aluminum bars are for you. Scooter compression plays a very important role in deciding which pro scooter bar to buy. The Lithium IHC bars come standard with a slit and are compatible with the following types of compression: IHC,SCS - with purchase of SCS adapter
Root Industries Lithium Bars Specifications
- Weight: 1.9 lbs
- Width: 23"
- Height: 25"
- Material: High Modules Aluminum - 50% stronger than 6 series aluminum
- Outer Bar Diameter: Oversized
- Inner Bar Diameter: Standard
- Stock Compression compatibility: IHC
- Stock Slit: YES, 1.5" long
- Shape/Profile: Y-Bar
- Riding Style: Park