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    Renthal DH bars

    I see a large number of the pros bikes equipped with the Renthal bars. Are they lighter or better for any particular reason?

    They seem to look pretty good with the Fox kashima forks. Perhaps a little more rise than others I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMX_DBC View Post
    I see a large number of the pros bikes equipped with the Renthal bars. Are they lighter or better for any particular reason?

    They seem to look pretty good with the Fox kashima forks. Perhaps a little more rise than others I've seen.
    They're not the lightest in their class but they are wide, available in a number of rises, have comfortable geometry, durable, and not too gimmicky.

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    I have them , they feel great and solid . The angles on the bar feel really natural and the width is perfect , i have them in 20mm rise but if i bought again i would go with the 38mm rise , just my own preference .

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    I have these and Eastons DH carbon fiber bar. I much prefere the Renthals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FMX_DBC View Post
    I see a large number of the pros bikes equipped with the Renthal bars. Are they lighter or better for any particular reason?
    Renthal are paying them to use Renthal bars, simple as.

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    ^+1. an aluminum bar is pretty much an aluminum bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    I have these and Eastons DH carbon fiber bar. I much prefere the Renthals.
    Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    Can you elaborate?

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    They feel better, more natural. Less sweep than the eastons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ^+1. an aluminum bar is pretty much an aluminum bar.
    You are a ****in idiot. In that case why dont you suggest a 600mm wide flat bar with 25.4mm clamp? Elaborating a little more would help you not look like such a bogan.

    Go with whatever feels right to you. If you have a specific sweep and rise that you prefer, go with that. For my personal preference the Renthal is perfect. The sweep suits me perfectly, and they are available in a number of different rises. This, combined with the rep Renthal has in the moto world, and the competitive pricing, i will likely never run anything else.

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    Renthal DH bars

    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    You are a ****in idiot. In that case why dont you suggest a 600mm wide flat bar with 25.4mm clamp? Elaborating a little more would help you not look like such a bogan.
    Calm down old mate. Carrying on like that says more about your idiocy than anyone else's.

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    Renthal bars are good, I like them better than the Diety, and race face bars i had bars I had. the only downside is that they cost a bit more than most Al bars. im probably gonna put a pair on my xc bike.

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    I would also recommend the ENVE DH bars as well ... Renthal or ENVE , they both work and feel great IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    I would also recommend the ENVE DH bars as well ... Renthal or ENVE , they both work and feel great IMO.
    How does the sweep compare to the ENVE bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by csermonet View Post
    You are a ****in idiot. In that case why dont you suggest a 600mm wide flat bar with 25.4mm clamp? Elaborating a little more would help you not look like such a bogan.

    Go with whatever feels right to you. If you have a specific sweep and rise that you prefer, go with that. For my personal preference the Renthal is perfect. The sweep suits me perfectly, and they are available in a number of different rises. This, combined with the rep Renthal has in the moto world, and the competitive pricing, i will likely never run anything else.
    trolling is lame. obviously im not talking about some xc flatbar as this is the dh forum and we are discussing renthal bars. between similar aluminum bars i doubt anyone would notice much of a difference. keep your pants on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F. View Post
    How does the sweep compare to the ENVE bars?
    Loved the ENVE bars , they felt just right . The Renthals feel just as good .

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    To me, the truth about bars goes in this order:
    You like it looks, you choose the rise and length you are used to or think you are used to.
    you mind will do the rest. The body will get accustomed to a certain sweep and rise over a few rides. Go for 80 rides and your body tells you the bar was made in heaven for you.
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    Re: Renthal DH bars

    Quote Originally Posted by rookie nick View Post
    To me, the truth about bars goes in this order:
    You like it looks, you choose the rise and length you are used to or think you are used to.
    you mind will do the rest. The body will get accustomed to a certain sweep and rise over a few rides. Go for 80 rides and your body tells you the bar was made in heaven for you.
    The man speaks truth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rookie nick View Post
    To me, the truth about bars goes in this order:
    You like it looks, you choose the rise and length you are used to or think you are used to.
    you mind will do the rest. The body will get accustomed to a certain sweep and rise over a few rides. Go for 80 rides and your body tells you the bar was made in heaven for you.
    Really? The median nerve in my wrist think other wise.
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    ^the problem is your wrist wasn't made in heaven.

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    ya but i bet it has brought him a bit of heaven on occasion...
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    That's cos you have not satisfied the second rule: "get a rise and a length that "should" fit you." Not just any length and rise that you fancy. You dun use a 680mm flat bar for DH ... you choose what is logically optimal for you. But a few micro degrees out or a few mm off is not gonna hurt you that much. (obviously a 740mm and a 780mm bar will feel different as the length differs quite a large extend.) So my take is a 740 mm bar of similar rise will feel similar with another of same fatness (diameter) and material stiffness. It boils down to psychologically whether you like the bar, the brand and the colour and graphics.

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    And a few calluses.
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    The rise (20 mm) and length (750, Renthals trimmed of 30 mm) are the same of both bars, and fit me well. the Renthals have a 7 deg. sweep, where as most other bars have 8-9 degrees of sweep. I recently had carpal tunnel release surgery last spring, so my wrist is still sensative to the more sweep, compared to the less sweep than the Renthals.

    The brand, color, graffics and what not, have no effect on the discomfort I feel with the more sweept bars. The Easton bars actually look better on my bike than the OD gold Renthals, plus they're alot lighter. The Renthals feel better (for me), nothing psychosematic about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ^+1. an aluminum bar is pretty much an aluminum bar.
    ^-1 !
    Disagree. Ive got a few aluminium bars and they all offer slightly different geometry and fit, never mind differences in flexibility & strength.
    Renthal for me have the perfect sweep/rise for *me* and *my* style of riding. They are rock solid, dont flex and afford me more confidence to hit stuff faster.
    My Chromags are relatively flexible in comparison. My Carbon Havocs just didnt fit right and my havens were too flexy and felt dodgy.

    For 50ukp/75usd worth trying a pair to see if you like the feel and fit.

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