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    What's the hot handlebars?

    In the market for a new set of handlebars for trail riding, will be going on a stumpy evo 26er. I'm looking for wideish (of coarse) bars that are in the <260 gram mark. I'm an aggressive rider and liked the raceface diabolus bars a lot, the diety bars, and now have the funn fatboy bars and it's time for new. I like 5*up & 7*-9* up but am open to something different.

    I'm looking at the chromag fubar acute...any thoughts? So what's the hot bars?

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    How do you feel about carbon? I just put on a Race Face SIXC 785 and like it a lot.

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    What's the hot handlebars?

    +1 on carbon RaceFacr bars!

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    To be honest carbon bars scare me. I will check them out, but when carbon fails it fails in a BIG way. Had set of answer carbon bars and they ended up warping on mr.

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    What's the hot handlebars?

    I just got a set if these: http://syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1529
    Beautiful bars, superstrong and very nice ergonomics. Got the 12degree backsweep, 740mm.

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    I've been cut up pretty bad from snapped alu in the past. I think the material your bars are made from is less important than buying from a quality manufacturer and not going overboard on lightweight stuff.

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    Yeah I buy mostly high end. Never seen snapped aluminum bars, seen some snapped steerer tubes which is scary, and I've cracked some frames myself. Plenty of pics of snapped carbon bars out there though including high end like Easton...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilsern View Post
    I just got a set if these: Syntace
    Beautiful bars, superstrong and very nice ergonomics. Got the 12degree backsweep, 740mm.
    Yeah they look good. Got my on them and all syntace products are ahead of the curve. Little spendy though....

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    I'm getting a set of enve composites carbon dh bars. They are super stong and used by many pros. ENVE Composites Carbon DH Handlebar > Components > Handlebars and Stems > Mountain Bike Handlebars | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop - Mobile

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    +1 for Enve bars, have them and love it

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    Deity is coming out with Carbon DH bars at 31 inches. It appears you have to wait until June though.
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    I wish ENVE could make a flat, 750mm+ bar. Don't need any rise, and the XC bars, while great for my 29er HT, are too narrow for the AM rig.
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    I also wish Enve would make a wider non-riser bar. Love their DH riser bar still, even if my bars are a little higher than I'd like. Enve's my choice over Easton, RaceFace, Whiskey, etc. for riser bars, but right now I'm only seeing Syntace for quality non-riser bars in that width. For that much cash...
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    I have had the chromags for a while they are very nice. However, my buddy got some of the deity dirty 30's, and I have to say I think I like the different angles on it a little better. And I think the deity bars are closer to what you said you like than the chromags

    Deity also has some new carbon bars

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    Love my Easton Haven Carbon bars. "Only" 711mm, but to me that's wide enough, especially for getting through trails with tight trees.

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    DEITY DIRTY 30s, Enough said
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterider View Post
    I'm getting a set of enve composites carbon dh bars. They are super stong and used by many pros. ENVE Composites Carbon DH Handlebar > Components > Handlebars and Stems > Mountain Bike Handlebars | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop - Mobile
    Easton Havoc DH $85 315g
    ENVE Carbon DH $175 225g

    Is saving a whole 90 grams worth $90? And dealing with the issue that come with carbon bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    Yeah I buy mostly high end. Never seen snapped aluminum bars, seen some snapped steerer tubes which is scary, and I've cracked some frames myself. Plenty of pics of snapped carbon bars out there though including high end like Easton...
    Google snapped AL bars and you will find them.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Where can I get the dirty 30 bars at? I want gray

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    Re: What's the hot handlebars?

    I love my funn fat boy DH bars.
    Had them for a while. Not to shabby.

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    Deity Black Label
    low rise option of the Dirty 30

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    I think the diety dirty 30"s may edge out the chromags for me. Anybody know of a bar with similar angles as the diety but lighter?

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    Don't overlook the Bontrager Rhythm Elite. 'Tis solid. Comes in black, red, blue, or gold; 750-820mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapusta View Post
    Google snapped AL bars and you will find them.
    Snapped non-weenie bars? Theres not a lot out there... usually the results of crashes that would wreck anything.

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    Easton Haven carbon

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    i went with Funn Fatboy. Couldn't be happier. With 780 width, a really light bar!

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    I vote for either the enve carbon, Thomson carbon or answer carbon
    Enve is pure bling my buddy has some and they are so nice
    I have Thomson and absolutely love them
    Other buddy has answer carbon and those are really good looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by In2falling View Post
    Easton Havoc DH $85 315g
    ENVE Carbon DH $175 225g

    Is saving a whole 90 grams worth $90? And dealing with the issue that come with carbon bars?
    Not just weight. There's a ride feel to them that's unmatched. I think it helped change the way I rode, with the vibration damping. I ride some trails in SoCal with some serious braking bumps, where I would be inclined to death grip, but with these I held a lighter grip, which helped lead to smoother riding. Compliance in *certain* carbon designs is overlooked; Enve puts some magic ride feel in their products. Their rims have it too, compared to Easton's at least. In contrast, I love the sweep in RaceFace bars, but the RaceFace carbon bars don't have the compliance. They do seem to be much harder/tougher and stiffer than other bars though. Hard to express the benefits of carbon in general, since every carbon product varies so much. Gotta sort of treat every individual carbon product like a mystery or something.
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    Agree on the Deity Dirty 30's.

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    I've got two sets of Race Face Atlas Freeride bars. The flat version on my trail bike and the riser on my DH bike. I love this friggin' bar - its light, wide (780 mm), super stiff and its only about $60.
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    Carbon Havoc. 750mm

    Ridden Easton carbon bars for the last 15 years. Great!

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    Syntace Vector Carbon bars are awesome. Super strong, zero flex, yet vibration absorbing.

    Some very nice functional attention to detail touches on them as well, like titanium lattice at the stem clamp area. Beautifully finished as well.

    Love mine.

    Oh yeah, a 10 yr warranty too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big JC View Post
    I'm looking at the chromag fubar acute...any thoughts
    I just installed one last night. Nicely finished, mix of gloss and matte finish, light, wide, not sure what else to say. I thought it was expensive until I looked at some of the alternatives listed in this thread, then realized it's about average. Haven't ridden with it yet.
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    Wide & carbon. Carbon bars are far stronger and more durable than aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    Snapped non-weenie bars? Theres not a lot out there... usually the results of crashes that would wreck anything.
    Same is true of CF.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    I ended up snagging a set of Easton Havoc Carbons over the winter during a crazy sale. I like them on the bike. They feel great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    Love my Easton Haven Carbon bars. "Only" 711mm, but to me that's wide enough, especially for getting through trails with tight trees.
    ^^ what he said.. i have the same handlebar.
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    Stoked on my Havoc bar.
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    Surprised no one has said Renthal Fatbars. Been on it for a few months now and I really like it. 10mm rise, 780mm width.

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    I got some Chromag Acute bars not long ago that I really like. No issue's so far and dig the sweep and up on them.
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    Has anyone tried Cam Zink's Diety bar?

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    Re: What's the hot handlebars?

    ^^^ Have not tried that bar but the Deity Decoy pedals and the lock in grips from them are awesome.

    Sorry, I know that this is a handlebar thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmallory View Post
    Surprised no one has said Renthal Fatbars. Been on it for a few months now and I really like it. 10mm rise, 780mm width.
    Just wish they had another color than gold.

    Been really impressed with RaceFace bars in the past. Sunline was the ticket for cheap and durable but they're out of business now. Truvativ Boobars are wide, light enough, and cheap but no 'hot'. I'd throw my opinion out that Chromag makes 'hot' handlebars if you're wanting AL.

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