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    Salsa Pro Moto/Moto Ace differences

    Hi
    I'm looking for a Salsa 17 sweep handlebar. I can get the Pro Moto or the Moto Ace with a 20 difference.
    Can someone please explain me the differences between the two?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Moto-Ace
    2014-T6 aluminum

    Pro Moto
    7075-T6 aluminum

    7075 is a higher grade aluminum alloy and can be made thinner and therefore lighter than 2014 with equal tensile strength. 7075 will cost you more, since it is tougher to fabricate parts. Google for the difference and you will get so many aerospace metals technical whitepapers that your head will swim.

    Bottom line, 7075 will be lighter and lighten your wallet and bike more than 2014; both are equally strong, except the 2014 bar will weigh more.
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    Not sure if it matters, but the Pro Moto ONLY comes in 31.8 OS size now.

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    Moto-Ace:
    2014-T6 aluminum, butted
    660 mm
    25.4 clamp
    177 grams at full width
    $35

    Pro-Moto:
    7075-T6 aluminum
    710 mm
    31.8 clamp
    261 grams at full 710mm width
    $41.40

    Data from http://www.salsacycles.com/handlebars_mtn.html and http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...p?category=369
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