ProTaper debuts Metal Mulisha SX line, Profile Pro Clutch Perch

Publish Date: 
Jul 22, 2013
By Arlo Redwine

FRISCO, Texas - ProTaper unveiled its Metal Mulisha SX Collection and its Profile Pro Clutch Perch during the Tucker Rocky Dealer Show last weekend.

The Metal Mulisha SX Collection is available now. The Profile Pro Clutch Perch will hit the market Sept. 1.

The Metal Mulisha SX Collection consists of handlebars, a bar kit, bar pads and grip donuts. The handlebars and pad only retail for $89.99. See the ProTaper website for additional pricing.

The handlebars are based off ProTaper’s 1-1/8-inch Contour handlebar and feature exclusive Supercross-inspired “nonsticker” Metal Mulisha insignia. The bars are made with  aluminum and 5mm wall tubing, and are available in the three existing ProTaper bends, renamed after their Metal Mulisha-endorsing riders.

The bars include a high-density molded Metal Mulisha SX square pad featuring high-density closed-cell foam and exclusive graphics.

The Metal Mulisha SX Bar Kit consists of handlebars, a bar pad, grips, grip donuts and safety wire. In regard to the grips, a Metal Mulisha-inspired pattern reportedly reduces vibration and cushions impact.

The grips also feature a tacky gel-like surface compound and are designed to self-clean by shedding mud away from their surface.

The grip donuts feature soft neoprene construction, help prevent blisters on the thumb, and also feature Metal Mulisha Supercross-inspired graphics.

The ProTaper Profile Pro Clutch Perch combines the brand’s Profile perch with its latest development, the XPS lever.

The XPS (Cross Pivot System) lever pivots in multiple directions, yet maintains a slim blade. This universal assembly offers two lever-reach adjustment points that accommodates a wide range of bikes and riders. The folding levers come with sealed bearings at the lever pivot and a factory-inspired quick-adjust star.

Starting in September, the Profile Pro Clutch Perch and related products will be available with following part numbers and MSRPs:

  • 02-4090, $139.99, Profile Pro Clutch Perch Assembly
  • 02-4091, $159.99, Profile Pro Clutch Perch Assembly w/ Hotstart
  • 02-4092, $69.99, XPS Lever for Profile/Profile Pro Perches
  • 02-4093, $16.99, Profile Pro Parts Kit
  • 02-4102, $19.99, Hotstart Assembly for Profile/Profile Pro Perches

The Profile Pro Cltuch Perch is made from6061 T6 forged aluminum, and a “full-coverage” pivot-mount rubber boot keeps the pivot bearings and cable clean. The product comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty against bending.

Press images courtesy ProTaper