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    Jet 9 RDO Handlebar?

    I'm looking at handlebars for my build which is a 2012 frame. The Easton EC70-Wide is 685mm, is that going to cause shifting issues? Should I go a bit wider? For another $40 I can go to the Enve Sweep, which is just about 700mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quote View Post
    I'm looking at handlebars for my build which is a 2012 frame. The Easton EC70-Wide is 685mm, is that going to cause shifting issues? Should I go a bit wider? For another $40 I can go to the Enve Sweep, which is just about 700mm.
    I have got 685 on one bike & 711 on the other, They both shift good but I like the wider bar more & am looking for a wider 1 now.

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    Thomson bars are sweet

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    I just got the Easton EC70 XC Wide for my Jet 9 RDO. It's supposed to be 685mm as advertised but it's really around 693mm. I've measured it half a dozen times. I'm really comfortable with it. The 9 degree sweep is great.

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    +1 the Thomson bar. I have the flat bar at 730mm. Seems a little stiffer than the Niner carbon bar 710mm I have but both are as good to ride with.

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    My vote is for the Easton Haven Carbon.

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    I have a cobalt 11 low rise 780mm haven't ridden it yet but I will report back. It "seems" too wide uncut.
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    I ended up getting the Enve Sweep which is 698mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quote View Post
    I ended up getting the Enve Sweep which is 698mm.
    How do you like the Sweep? It is a 9deg swept bar also ala Niner flattops right?
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    '10 Sanderson Soloist 23.8 lb
    '09 Hammer 29'er 20.5 lb

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    I first tried an Easton monkey light 685 bar....way too narrow for me. Then went with a cobalt 11 at 700mm (I think they claimed 710 or 720 but measured shorter)...worked ok but still felt too narrow. Finally sucked it up and bought the widest bars my distributor sells, ritchey wcs trail rizer 740mm...Perfection! A little skeptical at first with ritchey components...but they are actually really nice. No regrets

    A wide bar, shorter stem (60-70-80), and 120mm fork really transform this bike into an extremely versatile machine for XC/trail/light all mtn duties. I was amazed how drastically these mods improved the ride characteristics...and I tried many different combinations before coming to this conclusion. I tried all the stem lengths and 70mm was perfect for me. The best part was it really didn't sacrifice any climbing ability for me..the jet9 rdo is truly an amazing bike...enjoy!

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    I have a LG jet9 RDO w/ 120mm fork. I have a 711mm Haven bar now, but I've been thinking of going to a 740mm (+/-) bar. I just installed a 75mm 5 stem (from 90mm 10 stem) and dropped down to 1 spacer from 4 on my steer tube. So far I like the lower hand position.
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    I'm using a Niner Flat Top Carbon 720mm with a Thomson X4, 90mm x 110 deg on my Medium Jet 9 RDO.

    Overall I've been very happy with this set up and it feels pretty balanced. If I get a little too relaxed sitting back in the saddle, I have had the front tire washout on me unexpectedly a couple of times. Shifting my weight forward a little seems to prevent this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    I have got 685 on one bike & 711 on the other, They both shift good but I like the wider bar more & am looking for a wider 1 now.
    Enve now has made their sweep and riser bar even wider @ 740mm.
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    So I've been riding for a while with a 710 Flattop carbon on my Jet RDO, I also cut my cobalt 11 to 740mm on my 29'er single speed. 780 was a tad too wide to be practical (trees)
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    '09 Cannondale F29er 1 20.1 lb
    '10 Sanderson Soloist 23.8 lb
    '09 Hammer 29'er 20.5 lb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. 14 View Post
    Enve now has made their sweep and riser bar even wider @ 740mm.
    I have the Niner 780 flat bar on my Rip9 RDO, I feel it is a little to wide for me.

    I have not cut it down yet until I'm sure that 780 is to wide for me.

    I have some of my bikes at 685mm, Some at 711mm & the Rip9 RDO at 780mm.

    There are some long & steep sets of steps that I ride with corners on them & wider bars get very close to the hand rails on the corners & that can be a worry.

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    740mm.... ding ding ding.. perfect width for me along with a 9 degree backsweep. Various manufacturers but all have this combination. They reside on all four of my Niners.
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