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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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