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New Bars??
#1
As you know i do like the odd jump/drop or 2 so need to be strong.

so the question is,  Alu bars or Carbon ones??

Any links to bars would be great.

Would like 740 min width


any help would be great.
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#2
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I have bent ever set of ally bars i've ever had... never done any damage to any carbon bars and they do 'feel' better and they do save a chunk of weight off the front end.

Easton bars above are the ones, stronger than anything else out there and sexy too... grrr
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#3
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A good price.... a few quid cheaper at UKbikestore but if you get through Wiggle via the Sketchy link then it's a few quid in the coffers....  
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#4
I also have them and you know how big I go, no issues yet

If you want some cheaper ali ones then my only experience is some of these which were on my BFe http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Model...elID=48619
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#5
Those carbon ones look nice, but for 80Grams saving over my current bar is it worth double the price?
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#6
If you currently have bars of that width which you get on with then I struggle to see how spending £100+ to save 80grams can be justified....carbon is a bit more comfortable but so much depends on fork setup etc as well. You might want to try some first to see if you like the angles of them.

They do look great though and to some people thats all that matters

ahem
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#7
&quot;Breezer&quot; Wrote:If you currently have bars of that width which you get on with then I struggle to see how spending £100+ to save 80grams can be justified....carbon is a bit more comfortable but so much depends on fork setup etc as well. You might want to try some first to see if you like the angles of them.

They do look great though and to some people thats all that matters

ahem

I would cut them down to 740-745mm and the angles are the same as my current ones, i do however have issues with my wrists some times and they are supposed to be more comfortable. I did run carbon monkey bars at one point but was always worried that I would break them……
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#8
Cut them down to 740-745? They are only 750, just leave them!

yes I recall your wrist issues. Those sunline bars give me a bit more grief. I should note though that I moved the bars on my Spark a couple of degrees back last weekend and they flared up a near sorted wrist injury big time just showing that bar postion is a very fine thing
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#9
&quot;Breezer&quot; Wrote:Cut them down to 740-745? They are only 750, just leave them!

yes I recall your wrist issues. Those sunline bars give me a bit more grief. I should note though that I moved the bars on my Spark a couple of degrees back last weekend and they flared up a near sorted wrist injury big time just showing that bar postion is a very fine thing

Ahhhh but if id dont cut them i wont fit through to 2 tree on Xmas pud trail  Wink
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#10
Carbon, wouldnt go back to ali now. Get the Easton Havocs.
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