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    Carbon bars?

    No this is not a which is better between carbon vs aluminium but what do you prefer between bars that show the carbon vs those that are covered. I think i am leaning towards the clear coat but i am not set. I know i want a dropper bar.

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    Hard to say, I like the naked carbon but I have both. As long as the bar spec fits my need I'm happy. Yes there's pros and cons. For one the naked carbon bars with clear coat are much easier to clean than the one with matte paint finish.

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    I like the high gloss naked carbon look too, especially the way they look totally stealth until they are in the sun and all the layup shows through.


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    I have decided if i am getting naked carbon but trying to find them are becoming difficult. If i hold my hands shoulder width it is 750mm. I think i want a 30mm riser but not sure. I am a big guy so i am looking at am or dh bars. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    I have decided if i am getting naked carbon but trying to find them are becoming difficult. If i hold my hands shoulder width it is 750mm. I think i want a 30mm riser but not sure. I am a big guy so i am looking at am or dh bars. Any suggestions?

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    AM bars should be fine. I'd say a bar around 680-720 is about right. DH/FR bars are longer than that. Consider that with a longer bar, you're restricted to wider trails and may accidentally catch the bar on a branch or something similar more easily than a shorter bar.

    Here's some options:
    Carbon 780 | Answer Products

    ProTAPER® Carbon 720 AM | Answer Products (that's what I got)

    Carbon 720 Enduro 20/20 | Answer Products

    Specialized ones are pretty nice too. I may try them out if I get another bar.
    Specialized Bicycle Components

    Another good one is the Easton Monkeybar. Jenson had them for sale for $69.99 but that deal disappeared pretty quick.

    The Answer bars have a tapered internal cross section making them stronger at the ends and the middle where everything clamps on.

    -S

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    Thanks. I am going to get the answer carbon 720 and one of their stems. Thinking of 80mm.

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    I like to see the bare carbon also.

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    Got my bars and stem in. Thanks for suggestions.

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