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    Carbon Bars for Park/jump Lines?

    I've been riding carbon bars forever but a guy had one snap on a jump he overshot and got really messed up. I know there are a lot of variables and his set was a lightweight set but..... It's got me thinking is it really worth the chance? I mean I know aluminum bars can snap as well but not sure of the frequency? I guess the question is would it be a better idea to run aluminum bars on jump lines? I mean it's only saves about 100g and I'm not a weight weenie.

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    I don't think material is as much of an issue as what the bars were designed for.
    I do believe there are some carbon bars designed for DH. I would think those may be more appropriate. Even if you use aluminum, you wouldn't want to get ultralight aluminum XC bars and use those for big jumps.
    Warning: may contain sarcasm and/or crap made up in an attempt to feel important.

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