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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    I am looking to lighten up the front end a bit. Id like to hear your opinions on carbon handle bars. I would like a rise of about an inch.
    Also, can they be cut down?
    I do not race I just have a heavy bike. Wheels will get an upgrade and maybe fork in about 2 years. So I am looking to lighten smalls first.

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    I just bought the Enve Sweep (flat) Bar's 740 mm they haven't came in yet.
    But their Riser Bar's come in 800 mm with cut mark's in 10 mm increment's.
    I wish they made their Flat bar's 800 mm I wanted like 760 mm to 780 mm.
    From what I hear you can't go wrong with Enve-Thomson or Easton.
    I'm sure there is a few more but those are the three I was looking at but I wanted flat bar's so I went with the Enve to get 740 mm.
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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    Slight upsweep. The Syntace 740mm bar was unavailable, so I bought this
    http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/3T/3...FQkSMwodiyIASg
    Great price, durability and feel.


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    Loving my Raceface Next. 725mm, light, good-lookin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDon View Post
    Slight upsweep. The Syntace 740mm bar was unavailable, so I bought this
    http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/3T/3...FQkSMwodiyIASg
    Great price, durability and feel.

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    Yes that is a great price.
    I got my 740 mm Enve Sweep Carbon flat bar's today and went for a 25 mile single track ride with a friend so far I really like them.
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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    Thanks everybody.
    I looked at all of the suggestions. Opted to go with a Thomson. They are sold at REI and I got 20%off with free shipping to my door. Also made in USA goes along with my Vassago Verheaun also made in USA. Plus I added a Thomson 4x stem. Combined they will give me a 22mm rise and take some stress off my neck. FSA was a close 2nd.
    In all I will save almost 250 grams with the swap.


    Another question though. Can you use clamp on grips?


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    Just don't over torque them.
    I use a torque wrench on Carbon just to be safe.
    Great choice BTW let us know how you like them once you get some riding in.
    I almost went with Thomson 730 mm but when I asked my Girl friend if 10 mm made a differnce she said yes lol j/k.
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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    I almost went with Thomson 730 mm but when I asked my Girl friend if 10 mm made a differnce she said yes lol j/k.[/QUOTE]

    Now that's funny Right there!



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    My niner flat tops are 710mm wide and I have been very happy running them on two bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Bone View Post
    Thanks everybody.
    I looked at all of the suggestions. Opted to go with a Thomson. They are sold at REI and I got 20%off with free shipping to my door. Also made in USA goes along with my Vassago Verheaun also made in USA. Plus I added a Thomson 4x stem. Combined they will give me a 22mm rise and take some stress off my neck. FSA was a close 2nd.
    In all I will save almost 250 grams with the swap.


    Another question though. Can you use clamp on grips?


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    The Thomson bar is great, but it is not made in the US. It is designed here, but made overseas. Just like Enve.

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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex View Post
    The Thomson bar is great, but it is not made in the US. It is designed here, but made overseas. Just like Enve.
    Yup just saw it. Stupid and misleading.
    They did say by 2015 they will make everything in house.
    But why put made in USA all over. even cannodale put designed in USA on the non made in USA parts. I guess clarity would be better and less misleading.
    Bummer. Spent a bunch if dough on what I though was USA.
    It is sort of. And all the other parts on the bike are overseas.
    I'll get used to it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Bone View Post
    Yup just saw it. Stupid and misleading.
    They did say by 2015 they will make everything in house.
    But why put made in USA all over. even cannodale put designed in USA on the non made in USA parts. I guess clarity would be better and less misleading.
    Bummer. Spent a bunch if dough on what I though was USA.
    It is sort of. And all the other parts on the bike are overseas.
    I'll get used to it.


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    I hear ya. It's tough for a company who has made parts exclusively in house to offer parts made over seas without their being some confusion. Same thing happens with Enve products. The only thing they make in the US are the rims. I believe both Thomson and Enve have intentions to bring their overseas production in house. Only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88 rex View Post
    I hear ya. It's tough for a company who has made parts exclusively in house to offer parts made over seas without their being some confusion. Same thing happens with Enve products. The only thing they make in the US are the rims. I believe both Thomson and Enve have intentions to bring their overseas production in house. Only time will tell.
    The mean time I have not read too many negative things about enve or Thomson. So I'll have to enjoy them just the same. And it probably won't effect my riding-unless it can peal the smile of my face.🎃


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    I ride the Easton Haven's 711mm 20mm rise 5x9 sweep. Just ordered the Ibis Hi-Fi, same geometry but 740mm wide.

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    The build I just finished and my last bike I used an Easton EC70 low rise and love it, was 685mm wide if I remember correct. great amount of rise and sweep, very comfortable and crazy light, was like 155g if I remember right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    The build I just finished and my last bike I used an Easton EC70 low rise and love it, was 685mm wide if I remember correct. great amount of rise and sweep, very comfortable and crazy light, was like 155g if I remember right.
    How's the ride? Does it flex enough where you notice?


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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    The build I just finished and my last bike I used an Easton EC70 low rise and love it, was 685mm wide if I remember correct. great amount of rise and sweep, very comfortable and crazy light, was like 155g if I remember right.
    i can confirm 155g, crazy light for sure. i cant wait to test it.

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    Ritchey provides good carbon bars, and posts too. Just expanding your options out there. There is a noticeable cockpit feel improvement when utilizing carbon over aluminum. More comfortable, sometimes lighter, looks good.

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    I haven't had any perceivable flex in my EC70 low-rise bar, keep in mind that due to the nature of the shape a low-rise bar should be less prone to flexing than a flat bar.

    Mine has felt as solid as any aluminum bar I've used in the past but I am a sit and spin guy, if you stand and mash on climbs you'll be more prone to feel flex. With the deals around for an EC70 in the $60-70 range its a steal at the price, I think I got mine for $59 from one of the prominent online suppliers a month ago or so.
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    I bought the EC70 for my recent hardtail build and it's worked really well. Plus at $59.00 you can't go wrong.
    BlueSkyCycling.com - Easton EC70 XC Carbon Handlebar 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by rzims View Post
    I bought the EC70 for my recent hardtail build and it's worked really well. Plus at $59.00 you can't go wrong.
    BlueSkyCycling.com - Easton EC70 XC Carbon Handlebar 2012
    Wow that is a great deal


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    Easton ec70 for me as well. Solid bar and crazy light. Recently tested on a hard crash...lol, solid as heck!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luis M. View Post
    Easton ec70 for me as well. Solid bar and crazy light. Recently tested on a hard crash...lol, solid as heck!!!!
    hopefully your helmet worked as well

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    Easton Havoc 750mm carbon bar.

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    recommend a carbon riser bar

    I opted for the Easton ec70 bars and the ea70 stem.
    Taking the thomsons back-too wide and I don't want to ruin a good bar by cutting them.
    The Eastons look great in the matte black. Plus stem/bars were on sale. Now I need time to ride. Stupid work.

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