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    Titanium Handlebar Good Idea?

    How come you don't see a lot of 31.8 Titanium Handlebars? Is it because they are harder/more expensive to make or something else?

    I am looking for semi-light, comfortable bars, that don't have the same concerns that carbon bars have.

    Does going to a 31.8 stiffen the bar and eliminate the "comfort?

    Finally, been seeing this bar on ebay, anyone heard of them? Seems lighter than the Carver bar and decently priced.

    ROCKBROS Titanium TI MTB XC Straight Flat Handlebar 31 8mm | eBay
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    580mm ouch.

    I want to try the carver bars on my SS maybe Santa will bring them.

    I have also emailed a couple of custom builders rate I got back was 170 for 700mm with 9 degrees sweep while steep in price claimed they could tune stiffness for my wieght riding style etc. Might be worth a try.
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    No need to make a 31.8 bar out of Ti. Just have the builder use the right tubing for your style. My Black Sheep bars measure 27.25" wide and are as stiff as I want. No unwanted flex here. Also no shim :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy View Post
    No need to make a 31.8 bar out of Ti. Just have the builder use the right tubing for your style. My Black Sheep bars measure 27.25" wide and are as stiff as I want. No unwanted flex here. Also no shim :-)
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    Gotta have something to think about when it gets steep :-)
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    Yea, on second thought they seem a bit narrow.

    Seems like the Carver bar is the only wider bar that's relatively inexpensive ($99).
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    I've had bars 29" wide down to 26" wide. I have 35" arms. This is my 4th set of custom ti bars. After trial and error I find these suit me well. I have the Jones Ti bars as well. The stiffness is great on hard climbs where leverage is key to keeping momentum.

    You can get wider bars stock for less, yes. Thats a good way to find what you like. Unless you're a really big guy, too much wider can actually weaken your arms by spreading you out too far.

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