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    Another Bar thread

    So what are you running for bars?

    I finally got my reign last week and the bars that come on it where weak sauce, narrow and swept way way back..

    just changed them out for raceface atlas 1/2" rise 8° rearward, 4° upward, and i am Curious what you are running.
    2012 Giant Reign 1

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    Loaded AMXc bars

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    Chromag OSX's uncut for DH/FR.

    I have a pair of RaceFace Atlas's at probably 28inches? on my AM/XC Hardtail. I'd prefer to run full 30 or 31 inch bars, but alot of the XC places around here have really narrow singletrack and I'd constantly be clipping my bars.

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    Easton Havoc-C's . . . great bar for me. Perfect rise, sweep and width.
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    Love the Sunline V1 745 I used to have, now running Kore Durox and they suit me just fine. Im happy in the 740mm that is now considered "medium width"

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    Ive got a 12 reign, yes the bars that came with it were to short, ive had a few bars on mine but now ive got Deity dirty 30s i'll never change them, at 760mm and 25mm rise they are a great size but have the length to cut them down, great rise n sweep n very comfy n light, they are maybe the best bars ive ever run on ahy of my bikes, cheers
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    Spank Subrosa 747 Evo. It's the only bar I'll run these days. Lighter than most 720mm carbon bars and super stout. I have a set on 6 of my bikes right now and love them(the DH bike has Spike 777 Evo's).

    I used to run Sunline/Kore/RaceFace and Answer(carbon) but either ended up bending or needing something wider. Spank won.

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    Havoc 35 Carbon - full 800mm (i'm 6'4)

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    Hell, I'm 6'2 on a XL bike with a set back post and 90mm stem and my bars have to be 720mm because if they were 725mm I would never make it through some of our local trails

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    Thanks guys, i was feeling like my bars where way way to wide... but im getting used to it, although i think when i ride tomorrow im going to take a tape messure to check a few gates. There are a few spots on a trail i really like to ride that are tight...
    2012 Giant Reign 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinGB View Post
    raceface atlas 1/2" rise 8° rearward, 4° upward, and i am Curious what you are running.
    ^ THIS ^

    On my Remedy and on my DH bike.
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    Chromag OSX on both bikes. Only bar I'll use.
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    Easton Haven carbon, perfect for trail/light AM imo.

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    Answer Protaper 720 AM Carbon.

    It's light , strong, comfortable but a little expensive. I'm finding it to be well worth it.

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    I'm running a Boobar and a 50mm Thomson stem on mine. I can't imagine going any shorter than 780, but I really want to try a wide flat bar to see how that feels.

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    I'm running Chromag's 2012 Fubar OSX which is at 780mm.

    The 2011 Fubar OSX is 760mm. Not sure where the 2013 will be.

    I love my handlebar. I've had it for more than a year. Handle bars are a tricky thing though, some look beautiful and shiny-but not all will make you happy. I got lucky on picking a bar I think is sweet.

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    Another vote for Sunline V -One. Look on eBay. I think there is a black one on their right now. Best bar ever...strong and long and light.

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    I like my Easton Havoc Carbons and my Chromag Fubar OSXs (mine are all 2010/2011 760mm). Both are great bars.

    -Shane

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    easton havoc 750MM Aluminum - i upgraded from a narrower set up bars and WOW what a difference these have made!

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    Ritchey WCS trail. 190g, 710mm wide, and a + or - 5mm depending how you run them. I run +5. I thought they may be too flat but they've been great. Not sure on the sweep stat.






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    I'm currently running Specialized Demo bars 750mm width with a 25mm rise and a 60mm specialized stem, stem might be changed if I can find something in 60mm x 10° rise.

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    Chromag Fubar OSX @ 780mm on a Knolly Chili with 45mm stem. Started out with hand-me-down 660mm bars and 70mm stem, sketchy does not describe trying to keep control on descents.

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    On the 29er trail bike: Answer carbon Protaper 720AM
    On the freeride bike: Answer DH 780mm cut to 760mm

    I'm planning to change the bars on my trail bike to flat bars though (5'8" on a 29er with riser bars doesn't work well) and I'm thinking of going with the Salsa Whammy bar - 780mm wide, 11 degree sweep. I'll probably run it at 750mm

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    I have the Loaded AMX bars on my DH bike and love them.

    Bars that came on my Rune ended up feeling too narrow and were high rise so just for fun I moved the DH bars over to the Rune and don't think I am going to look back (may trim a little down since I am pretty sure they are almost 800).

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    I really like both Deity Dirty 30's and Renthal Fat Bar

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    Answer Protaper Carbon 720 AM


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    Spank Spike 777's cut down to 750; fraction of the cost of most others and tougher/stronger/lighter too!

    Have FUN!

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    Chromag OSX 785mm uncut all day long!!! Best bars ever.

    Before ran Sunline 745s and they felt narrow compared to these.
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    When did they come at 785mm?

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    The OSX jumped from 760 to 780 a year or so ago - I have one of each. I'm not sure if they've changed since 2011.
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    2011 was 760mm, 2012 is 780mm. I was wondering about his 785mm. Bar end caps maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehigh View Post
    When did they come at 785mm?

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    I always keep forgetting these are 780, not 785. My apologies lol.

    Although 785 would be nice as well.
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    Easton EA70, though the rise is perfect the sweep is way too much. Need a bar with less sweep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davet View Post
    Answer Protaper Carbon 720 AM

    Are you still using them? Long term report would be great, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    I'd prefer to run full 30 or 31 inch bars, but alot of the XC places around here have really narrow singletrack and I'd constantly be clipping my bars.
    :45 seconds (but plenty of other tight places too) Trees are definitely narrower than 780mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Easton Havoc-C's . . . great bar for me. Perfect rise, sweep and width.
    Wow, I didn't realize I have had these bars this long. 3.5 years on those bars and never missed a bit. Several tough crashes along the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Wow, I didn't realize I have had these bars this long. 3.5 years on those bars and never missed a bit. Several tough crashes along the way.
    I guess when you find something that works and is right for you then you keep using it and dont change.. I swapped the RaceFace XC bars because they got bent and just didnt feel comfortable anyway. So I got some Crank Bros Iodine 3 bars and a Crank Bros stem to just get me feeling more comfortable and I dont feel the need to change it as it works.... Plus like you its had some crashes and clipped trees and still as straight as a die..


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