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    Anyone running Carver PryBar ti handlebar?

    I'm considering a ti handlebar. Thomson is a name I know and trust, but their ti bar costs $250 and weighs 100g more than the PryBar. PryBar goes for $100. Too good to be true? Anyone riding one and have thoughts to share?

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    Bumping this...hoping to get some input.

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    I was just wondering exactly the same thing... but I have no insight. I just found both of those bars myself...

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    I have a carver pry bar, and it works fine for me. Wide, nice sweep, fairly light. Seems stout and not very flexy. I have not used any other ti bars though, so YMVM.

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    What spruceboy said. I like mine, too.


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    Thanks for the feedback, guys. Just glad to hear it really exists. On the Bikeman website, they are out of stock. I'll keep an eye on it. Maybe shoot them an email.

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    So, did you pick up a pry bar? Long term review? I'm thinking about picking one up myself, same dilemma - pry bar vs. Thomson. Planning to run it on a rigid SS. Thanks

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    Re: Anyone running Carver PryBar ti handlebar?

    I've been riding the 9 degree model for about 6 months now and it's been terrific. Very stiff and durable, might absorb a tiny bit more chatter than an Al bar. May not be the best bar out there but for the price I think it'd be tough to beat.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Have the 9 degree as well. It's been nice. Haven't noticed any flex. Even with cane creek ergo control bar ends.I'm a scrawny 140lb rider though. Can't really tell any difference in damping versus carbon bars.

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    Still like the Carver Pry Bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by spruceboy View Post
    I have a carver pry bar, and it works fine for me. Wide, nice sweep, fairly light. Seems stout and not very flexy. I have not used any other ti bars though, so YMVM.
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks

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    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalljr View Post
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    NTFTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalljr View Post
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalljr View Post
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    Can you repeat the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnywalljr View Post
    I realize this an old thread which is why it's perfect... I'm wondering how the handlebar has held up over this much time. Any issues? I'll be replacing a 3T carbon bar...Thanks
    I still have the bar, and I am still happy with it, though for longer rides I need something with more sweep to it. It is on my snow bike, and I have lots of miles on it, including some some pretty rough ones.

    I am not sure I feel much flex in it, and haven't noticed the magic "damping" qualities that folks say ti has, but perhaps I am just not that discerning of a rider.

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    OOOPs...sorry!

    Quote Originally Posted by BmoreKen View Post
    Can you repeat the question?
    Sorry for the repeated questioning! I didn't realize that I did that

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    Thanks...

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