In short, I am about 235 pounds and I love riding my fatbike. I was down to 225 a month ago but recently gained the weight back...aaaaghhh!!! Anyhow, I am considering upgrading my handlebars. I am currently running a KORE 800mm aluminum OCD bar with a 20mm rise and am considering a 780 Niner RDO flat bar (carbon or flat top aluminum) or a 785 Race Face Atlas flat bar (aluminum).
What are other riders experience with carbon vs. aluminum handlebars on a fatbike? Especially when dealing with the wider bars and heavier riders? I am feeling flex with the KORE which I do not care for. For the past year or so I had been running an Azonic DH bar at 762mm with a 3" rise but would run spacers above the stem. I have been comfortable with the Azonic handlebars but hear about the dampening effects of carbon and was wondering if I am missing out?
I like the 800mm width but realistically they are a little too wide for the singeltrack at some of my favorite loops. I am leaning towards the RaceFace as I have had good luck with their stems and I would assume they are built for a more "robust" rider
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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