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    Great Carbon bar!

    I have a Trek Rumblefish Elite that ill be replacing the handlebar on soon.

    Can you guys recommend a 31.8 or is it 31.6...anyway, that has a great carbon fiber look (u can see the fibers, lite weight and strong?

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    I have Enve's DH riser. Looks pretty sweet, but you can't see the fiber.

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    FSA - I can see the fiber and their colours can match. Not sure if its the lightest but certainly strong enough for safety. With the forces in racing its astute to get something strong & reliable.

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    I'm really liking my crank bro's cobalt11 bars. Nice looking and visible carbon. Actually never considered them till a local shop gave me a really good price. I'd definitely buy them again.

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    Easton Haven

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    Syntace Vector Carbon
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    @drz400: i didnt think you could see the fiber in the Crank Brothers? Seems a little silly of me, but there is something about seeing the carbon fiber that looks really great!
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    Xlite Carbon Bar 15mm & 40mm Rise 31.8 :: Loaded USA

    Probably not the perfect bar for a Rumblefish, but you can sure see the carbon weave and it isn't covered with goofy graphics.
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    Easton Haven, nice and wide

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    Light bicycle is getting good reviews on their cf products. Looks like they are currently out of bars for mountain bike but if you email them they will get you on a waiting list. Prices are real low and quality seems to be good from reviews I have read. there is a big thread on their cf mountain bike rims.
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    What sweep, rise and legth you after niner bar is my fav.
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    Syntace Vector. Got one last week and love it. 12 degree sweep is great!

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    I have a Ritchey Carbon Low Rize 660 wide with a 15mm rise... Might be a tad narrow for some (I know a bunch of people are going WIDE now) but I kinda like a slightly twitchy ride. Great dampening & light weight especially when matched with ESI Racers Edge Grips. These things are beautiful too, I find myself just staring at them sometimes.
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    Answer ProTaper AM 720 Carbon. It has the big weave (12k) type finish.
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    Love those Ritchey bars! The finish in person is much nicer. I have a friend with one that took a brutal spill, multiple broken bones and the bar didn't crack, I was surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    Love those Ritchey bars! The finish in person is much nicer. I have a friend with one that took a brutal spill, multiple broken bones and the bar didn't crack, I was surprised.
    Yes sir, I love em so far and gotta agree that my crappy pic doesn't do them justice!

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    Those Ritchey bars look really good. I can't find them in wider than 660, though. I am looking for something more like 700s. I think my buddy has some easton haven that look really sweet, and another friend has some ENVE & ENVE stem, wow...

    I bought a brand new Shimano XCR pro carbon riser bar thinking I had a 660 width bar on my bike, and they're too narrow...past the return period now, so they're in the classifieds for 1/2 what they sell on nashbar for, and still brand new/never mounted. Oops...don't check before you impulse buy, that would make way too much sense huh?
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    has anyone tried/seen the Merek on that "auction" site. $61.95 shipped. in a 40mm rise though

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    I have two carbon bars.

    This FSA that are about 680mm on my superfly


    And this Easton Haven on my fat bike, this are really wide at 710mm but provide great leverage to steer the big old tires..


    I got the FSA first and they make my get the Haven's do to the excellent feel they provide

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    I have the Niner carbon bar on my rig.

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    plus 1 for the niner carbon bar, although no weave showing.
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    Is that a dual crown fork on that Superfly??

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    Thomson has a nice new carbon bar.........

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    High visibility carbon

    Way highly visible. LP Composites if you want to google them. Their downhill riser is 27" and they have some others that might be that wide, I haven't checked them all out. I don't know about the weight being light, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    I have a Ritchey Carbon Low Rize 660 wide with a 15mm rise... Might be a tad narrow for some (I know a bunch of people are going WIDE now) but I kinda like a slightly twitchy ride. Great dampening & light weight especially when matched with ESI Racers Edge Grips. These things are beautiful too, I find myself just staring at them sometimes.
    Dawg, you can see them fibers so good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pau11y View Post
    Answer ProTaper AM 720 Carbon. It has the big weave (12k) type finish.
    I have 2 of the Answer ProTaper AM 720 carbons and really like them. I have a white printing one that is a recent buy through QBP that does not show the carbon weave. I have a gold printing one that I bought through CBO (presumably older stock) that does show the weave. Just an FYI on the weave.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    I have a Ritchey Carbon Low Rize 660 wide with a 15mm rise... Might be a tad narrow for some (I know a bunch of people are going WIDE now) but I kinda like a slightly twitchy ride. Great dampening & light weight especially when matched with ESI Racers Edge Grips. These things are beautiful too, I find myself just staring at them sometimes.
    So do you call them Twitchy Ritchey's or what? Very nice looking bars.

    Wish they were wider, I'd be all over them (hopefully not OTB),

    Hank

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzybmx View Post
    Syntace Vector Carbon
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    Syntace Vector. Got one last week and love it. 12 degree sweep is great!
    I have really abused mine and they keep asking for more! A great bar with just the right amount of sweep.

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    It's funny how 660 is narrow now.

    I have Ritchey Superlogic Rizers. Feel awesome. Never worry about them. I remember my first carbon's years ago. Easton CT2's I think in 25.4 and they'd flex noticeably when dropping down ledgy type features. These Ritchey's (as well as most other companies theses days I'm sure) just do their job and you don't really think about them.

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    I'm loving the Answer Protaper flat bar I put on my Rumblefish. Big, fat 12k weave 👍✅
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    How about the Chinese eBay ones? such as..

    these

    I have seen people on here being satisfied with this route of frame and wheels. Anyone have experience here?

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    Syntace Vector Carbon. Currently running this bar with no complaints at 710mm.

    Universal Cycles -- Syntace Vector Carbon Riser Bar

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    Gravity Light CSI Carbon Flat Bar: Was considering this bar as well but choose the above bar.

    Universal Cycles -- Gravity Light CSI Carbon Flat Bar

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    Just out of curiousity, what is the potential weight savings going to a carbon bar from alloy? I am getting a new Stumpy next week and am curious about weight savings (I know it isn't much as there are other factors that make carbon bars desirable etc.).
    In general terms I am talking about going from my stock handlebar to a middle of the road carbon one.

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    I just put some raceface next bars on my rigid SS. they are 725mm, light, and shexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Just out of curiousity, what is the potential weight savings going to a carbon bar from alloy? I am getting a new Stumpy next week and am curious about weight savings (I know it isn't much as there are other factors that make carbon bars desirable etc.).
    In general terms I am talking about going from my stock handlebar to a middle of the road carbon one.
    I went from a stock aluminum Giant flat bar, to a carbon Giant riser bar and saved 102 grams. This was before I cut down my carbon bar. There are even lighter bars than the carbon Giant bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drz400sm View Post
    I'm really liking my crank bro's cobalt11 bars. Nice looking and visible carbon. Actually never considered them till a local shop gave me a really good price. I'd definitely buy them again.



    I lke my Cobalt 11's.......low rise and 780mm wide. Don't find that the fibers are visible......nothing like the Ritchey's. More like the Easton's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyHank View Post
    So do you call them Twitchy Ritchey's or what? Very nice looking bars.

    Wish they were wider, I'd be all over them (hopefully not OTB),

    Hank
    Well I think I will call them that now Hank... Thanks for the props and the name I am surprised that Ritchey isn't going wider with their bars too. Maybe eventually

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinkWVUin FL View Post
    I have a Ritchey Carbon Low Rize 660 wide with a 15mm rise... Might be a tad narrow for some (I know a bunch of people are going WIDE now) but I kinda like a slightly twitchy ride. Great dampening & light weight especially when matched with ESI Racers Edge Grips. These things are beautiful too, I find myself just staring at them sometimes.
    Thats awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarBrahWyo View Post
    Just out of curiousity, what is the potential weight savings going to a carbon bar from alloy? I am getting a new Stumpy next week and am curious about weight savings (I know it isn't much as there are other factors that make carbon bars desirable etc.).
    In general terms I am talking about going from my stock handlebar to a middle of the road carbon one.
    I cant speak for others, but the reason im wanting to go carbon is 1.) dampining properties of small vibrations and 2.) cause the carbon fiber just looks freakin cool! iMOP
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