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Flex Bars

Thanks to the Grivel Flex Bars, now you can walk more comfortably when traveling with Grivel crampons. Working like car suspension, the long bar adds spring and flex as take each step.

  • Item #GRV0095

stainless steel
Grivel crampons
Recommended Use
boot support
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>Rating: 5


Could someone throw these and the regular bars that come with your crampons on a scale? I have grivel G10s with what I am sure is the 160cm bar. If I could save an a few grams and get some pep in my step I'd be down!

>Rating: 5

Perfect for those of us with large feet.

I've put it through the wringer

Don't be fooled by the review below, it actually is what it says it is, you just need to select the 190 mm option. The 160 mm is the same size that comes with your crampons, the 190 mm is the long version. Thus, with a size 11+ snowboard boot, I definitely needed the 190 mm which works for my boots but be warned if you are much larger than a size 11 it may not fit your boots still. My snowboard boots in that size take up almost the entire 190 mm! They work great, exactly the same as the bars that come with the crampons. Simple and easy to use, just make sure to select the 190 mm option at checkout!

Which crampon do you use with your snowboard boots? I wear a size 8.5 Burton Imperial and am looking for crampons to throw on them. Would the New-Classic Air Tech Crampons work? I also assume I'll still need the 190mm bar just because snowboard boots are big. Thanks for your help!

Hey Sean, I use the Grivel G 10 crampons personally, but the New-Classic Air Tech crampons should work just fine for you! With a size 8.5 boot, you may be able to fit them with the 160mm that comes with the crampons, thus I would hold off on the extensions until you give them a try!

>Rating: 4

Not what it says it is! >>>Edit...<<<

I've put it through the wringer

This is no longer than the bar that your crampons will come with. The guy on the website said it would be longer for sure but it surely is not. My crampons are useless without a longer bar. EDIT: They sort of fixed it on their website now, it's still confusing because they list the item name as Grivel Flex Bars but then go on to highlight and describe the Long version. Review after five or six times out: These guys are lighter weight than the regular bar and that's awesome. Along with that comes less durability though. Mine are bent out of shape now and very beat up. The solid thicker steel bar is obviously going to last longer(they have a long version as well).

Pretty sure the 160 is just a replacement bar. Only the 190 is listed as "long" when you select the size.

This is correct, Matt. 190 is long, 160 is just a replacement.


What's the difference between these and...

What's the difference between these and the Grivel Valter Long Bar? I have some size 46/12 Lowa 8000 meter expedition boots I'm planning to take to Denali's West Buttress and my normal G12s (with back snap clip and front strap) don't quite extend long enough. I thought the 190cm length in the flex version would be good for the majority of low angle glacier travel we will see on the Denali expedition... But, I also may do some light vertical ice climbing in some of the Wyoming canyons when done with the expedition and I don't know if the "flex/suspension" would be good for that or if it would be fine either way since maybe the stiffness on climbing vertical ice comes from the boot sole and not the crampon heel-toe link?.. Can someone please help?

These are aluminum. They would probably physically fit G12's but are not supposed to be used on G12's.


Are they longer than standard bar that...

Are they longer than standard bar that comes with G12 which was too short for 45.5 Baruntse? Thanks

Yes - Grivel offers a long bar and a long flex bar, both of which are longer than an standard bar.

I just bought a pair of G10's and the standard bar was just barely too short for my snowboard boots so I bought the 160mm flex bar and it's actually the same size as the one that came standard with the crampons. If you want to actually increase the length you need to get the 190mm length.