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    Opinions on carbon bars for a rigid SS 26'er?

    I'm thinking about getting a carbon bar this spring/summer for my bike to replace my Truvativ Hussefelt. I'm not too familiar with carbon components yet, so basically I'm just asking if it will be alright to use? Like I stated my bike has a rigid fork, and also I like to run bar ends as well with pretty wide bars (660mm roughly). Will either of those mess with the strength of the bar or be an issue? I would like to run a similar setup. I will get a torque wrench to use. Also, any suggestions on what bars to look at?

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    Take a look at the Easton bars. Easton Testing
    I broke 3 Al bars before switching to carbon 12 years ago. No problems and I have 2 in use and one old one on the shelf. My SS 29er got a new Easton low rise. Not enough time to tell, but I'm confident in it.

    Lifetime warranty on the carbon bars too.

    Good luck
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    I have an Easton carbon bar on my Surly 1x1. It has held up great thru the years. I wouldn't worry about it as long as you pay attention to your torque.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    The Easton's are nice but I also like the Syntace ones.

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    I use an Origin 8 carbon flat bar. Very wide and comes in a 3 degree...I like 'em almost straight. Seems like it was $60 on eBay.
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    A friend of mine has cautioned me that under the kinda torque we pull SSing they aren't gonna last. Fortunately, I think Easton will replace them if they fail, so I inspect them regularly, and enjoy the way they ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerfred
    A friend of mine has cautioned me that under the kinda torque we pull SSing they aren't gonna last. Fortunately, I think Easton will replace them if they fail, so I inspect them regularly, and enjoy the way they ride.
    Maybe if your the Incredible Hulk! But if your an average mortal, don't sweat it.
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    Taken with a grain of salt. I use a torque wrench when tightening too.
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    What about the carbon bar with Ergon grips? Will tightening the bolt on the end of the grips be a problem with the carbon bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenspokes
    Maybe if your the Incredible Hulk! But if your an average mortal, don't sweat it.
    I am a sasquatch sized person..that rides fairly aggressively, that's my main concern I guessl.

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