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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    @climberevan, I can totally see how they could work for moto with significantly higher forces, power, weight, and engine vibe. For mtb, I feel like they're a way to separate dentists from their money.
    I mostly agree. I borrowed a bike that had these for a lap. It is a noticeable difference, especially in braking bumps. Way less chatter / hand fatigue. For folks with some kind of medical hand issue, they 100% make sense. I could never justify them personally, but I have a friend who justifies it by making them his only bar, he moves them between his fat bike, hardtail, xc rig, and DH bike. You're looking at what? $130 for a standard carbon bar? I dunno, I want to hate the product, but if I lived in Whistler and was cranking A-Line laps every day I would totaly run these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cydwhit View Post
    but I have a friend who justifies it by making them his only bar, he moves them between his fat bike, hardtail, xc rig, and DH bike.
    That's nuts.

  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    you can always cut down a wide er bar and you can see what you like by running lock on grips, just slide them in or out on the bar first before cutting to test
    XXX-er, the stonedest Asian Canuck we know!

    I'm on my first 35s, Chromag BZA, carbon. It seems silly that the 35s are so stiff that a selling point of these bars is that they engineer flex back into them but there it is. They're nice and comfy, not the lightest but I'm sure they're Canadian strong. I've ridden with some of the Chromag guys, they put me to shame on their hardtails and from what I gather, have some solid engineering and definitely quality control going on.
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  4. #29
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    Also, can't believe this hasn't been covered but...

    Pick a bar diameter and be a dick about it!
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

  5. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Why?
    heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    XXX-er, the stonedest Asian Canuck we know! .
    I do run into a lot of craft beers but the odd toke only walks/skis by every few weeks so from what I read most of you are WAY more self/over medicated than moi, I've just always been way more in touch with my inner dude eh

    I drank the turquoise koolaid with the Yeti 5.5 they did a great spec IMO, the 800mm aluminum bars that came on the bike seem plenty wide enough, I don't think carbon bars are the place to loose weight or expect to gain " suspension "

    while not expecting them to also break

    upon sober 2nd thot apres a 3rd espresso, the longer a handle bar is

    is also the increased leverage that will break said chi-chi carbon chunk a pipe you use to aim yer bike

    which happens just by the grace of budda or allah or jehovah or (name your god of choice)

    ergo thots and prayers if the fucking thing breaks eh
    Last edited by XXX-er; 06-10-2019 at 10:31 AM.
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Itís like youíre dreaming about Gorgonzola when itís clearly Brie time, baby!

    To clarify, Gorgonzola is width and Brie is diameter.
    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I drank the turquoise koolaid with the Yeti 5.5 they did a great spec IMO, the 800mm aluminum bars that came on the bike seem plenty wide enough, I don't think carbon bars are the place to loose weight or expect to gain " suspension "
    That is a nice bike.

    Not trying to count grams or decrease/increase flex. I'm just going a little wider and a little shorter on the stem, so I'm 'carbon curious' wrt damping. Still on the fence though.

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    People fret over carbon bars a lot, but I think those worries are severely overblown. I've primarily been on carbon bars for years. So has pretty much every person I ride with. Over the years, I think I've seen more aluminum bars break than carbon. I've tried breaking an old carbon bar - it's really difficult. I crushed it in a vice and beat on it with a sledge and it still didn't fail catastrophically.

    Sure, if I crash and put a huge gouge in the carbon, I replace it. Just like I replace an aluminum bar that I've crashed on and bent a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagtagley View Post
    Itís like youíre dreaming about Gorgonzola when itís clearly Brie time, baby!

    To clarify, Gorgonzola is width and Brie is diameter.
    You fucking Americans think its sooo fucking easy eh

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