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    Carbon Bars: Enve, Easton, RF?

    Looking for a new carbon bar and have it narrowed down to the Enve DH, Easton Haven, and RaceFace Sixc. Any bar I get will be cut down to about 750mm, thus the extra width on the RF and Enve doesn't really matter. Has anyone ridden all three, any reason to pick one over another (they are all about the same price)? Thanks

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    I haven't ridden all three, but I own an ENVE Sweep bar and the RaceFace SiXC. When shopping for a bar for my AM bike, I was planning on buying the ENVE DH bar, but it was sold out. So I went for the RF. I don't regret it at all. It's a very nice, stiff bar.

    I prefer not to buy Easton gear b/c of their poor customer service (although it could be better, now). But I think you can't go wrong with either the RF or the ENVE.
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    Carbon Bars: Enve, Easton, RF?

    My brother & I both have the Easton & they have been bullet proof so far! He's done a lot more crash testing then me.


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    Easton Haven are only 711mm wide so that may take them out of your choices. I have the Haven Carbons and love them!!!!

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    Get some syntace carbon bars, they got a 10 year warranty!

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    Got the Enve DH bars , work great and feel really good .. You can cut them down to your liking .

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    To me the only real difference is fit. For bars under 700mm Race Face just fits better, the bends are more natural and put my hands in a better position. Over 700mm and Easton is the one to beat. It's a fairly small difference just sitting on the bike, but after riding trails for an hour there's a pretty noticeable difference in feel and confidence. With my preferred bars, I feel locked in, stable and ready to attack anything the trail can throw at me. With the "wrong" bars I can still ride well, but everything feels a bit off and I don't have the same confidence to push the limits.

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    They're not on your list.....but I just bought some Crank Brothers Iodine AM carbon bars 740mm x 30mm. $90 shipped.
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    No experience with the others, but I have the Sixc bars and love them. Coming from my Chromag bars they have a great feel.
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    I have used the Easton, Raceface, and currently using the Joystick Analog bar:

    Analog Carbon | Joystick Bicycle Components

    Not much to choose between them - it really comes down to what feels best for you and less what others feel are best.

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    Carbon Bars: Enve, Easton, RF?

    Crank Brothers 780mm !
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    Easton Havoc's are 760mm
    Quote Originally Posted by Rehuel View Post
    Easton Haven are only 711mm wide so that may take them out of your choices. I have the Haven Carbons and love them!!!!

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    Enve DH they are great bars with a good back sweep. The control through rough terrain was shocking how much it improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaleon View Post
    Crank Brothers 780mm !
    I hope your not riding in the woods with those bars. You won't make between the trees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ban View Post
    Easton Havoc's are 760mm
    The new ones are 800mm...

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    wrong, the 800mm ones are Havoc 35, the "standard" Havoc is 750mm
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    The new ones are 800mm...

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    Any of the carbon bars have 1.75" rise yet?

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    Answer Protaper Carbon 720AM can get up to 2" rise or 780 if you don't need as much rise but more width

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    I have the enve and really like the look and feel of them. I've have Easton in the past but would highly suggest the enve over them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    Get some syntace carbon bars, they got a 10 year warranty!
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    VECTOR CARBON 740 mm: 208 g
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    I have used the Havocs and the Enve, out of those two, I like the rise of the Enve better. But my favorite carbon bar is the Answer Pro Taper. Amazing feel and a great rise and sweep.

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    Joystick Carbon bars seem to be poorly compacted and thick. Makes more of a hollow thud sound when tapped, compared to higher pitched metallic ting sound Easton, RaceFace, Whiskey, and Enve bar, which seem better compacted. I think the Enves have the most comfort and damping built in. Damping vibration is a big deal, as vibrations being transmitted through will fatigue your hands and make you more likely to death grip when things get rough, especially if you have to deal with braking bumps. In the moto world, they have handlebar plugs specifically for reducing vibration.

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