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    Sell me on Answer Pro Taper Carbon Bar

    I have an enduro with the factory bars that are aluminum 720mm 1" rise. I want to know why I should buy some new carbon bars. They don't have to be the Pro Taper but I don't want to go any narrower than what I have. Convince me!

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    I bought a Answer Carbon ProTaper 31.8 with a 1" rise about two years ago and put it on my Haro Shift. I weight too much at 240 plus a heavy pack and have run these bars on XC and All Mountain trails in Houston and Austin, TX. I've crashed the bar ends into solid ground, rocks, and trees without destroying them and they still look great even with a few scratches. I like the bar so much that when I bought a brand new Ibis Mojo SL this year I switched them over. The Ibis bar that came with the bike was nearly the same weight but was made of aluminum. I wanted as much of my bike to be carbon as possible as I trust carbon completely and it helps lower vibrations. As for how much vibration dampening the bar provides I cannot say. I run Ergon grips which reduce vibration and I didn't notice any difference when I added the ProTaper bar.

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