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    New question here. Carbon Bars Part Deux

    I would like carbon bars again.

    Not to loose weight but I just dig the carbon feeling.

    It looks like there are a few manufacturer's making DH versions now.

    Looking for bars over the 200 gram mark, 35 to 40 mm rise, and at least 685mm wide (use a 70mm 0 degree X4 Stem)

    I've been a bit lazy with research.... any recommendations along with the good and bad oil ?~? Thank-you.

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    you might try syncros bulk carbon. I'm personally digging my raceface next bars, but they're only 660mm wide.
    IT'S NOT THE FALL THAT HURTS. IT'S WHEN YOU HIT THE GROUND.

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    Syncros.... never even thought of those, thanks all look them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    Syncros.... never even thought of those, thanks all look them up.
    Syncros makes nice stuff...although, carbon is for sissies.
    Extreme stationary biker.

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    My biking buddy has Race Face carbon, although they have some dings from rock falls on them. I'm surprised at how resistant the gloss coat is to direct impacts. Polishing out to smooth over and assess the damage isn't even possible because it's so hard.

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    I just switched out my Easton XC for a Race Face XC low rise. Feels way better and the ti anti-crush weave for the stem clamp makes me feel warm inside. If Ferrari F1 suspension arms can be made of CF, I figure my bars can be as well. It's all about torque...

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    Does Race Face make any wide CF bars though ?~?

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    FSA carbon for DH

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    What do you guys do with CF parts that have minor blemishes in the clear coat from impacts and abrasions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    What do you guys do with CF parts that have minor blemishes in the clear coat from impacts and abrasions?

    I know of nothing.



    I used to have some Azonic "CF-1's DH I think they were called" they seemed pretty burly with metal at the ends and center. They weren't very light, but they had the "carbon feel".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    What do you guys do with CF parts that have minor blemishes in the clear coat from impacts and abrasions?
    send them to Warp

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    Quote Originally Posted by barelylegal
    FSA carbon for DH
    Thanks

    FSA Gravity Carbon looks good.

    3 degree upbend.... not sure what that really means in my world yet.... I think my bars are more

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    I have some Answer Protaper carbon bars that I really like. That said I would look at the Gravity DH carbon bars. 40g lighter than my carbon protaper bars and some good feedback here on the forums.

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    if you really want to go carbon, i liked my FSA K-Force DH (now called gravity). I owned 3 separate pairs for 3 different bikes. having said that, i dont run carbon anything cuz its just lame, at least not on a bike that is supposed to at least do curb drops

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    if you really want to go carbon, i liked my FSA K-Force DH (now called gravity). I owned 3 separate pairs for 3 different bikes. having said that, i dont run carbon anything cuz its just lame, at least not on a bike that is supposed to at least do curb drops

    one day you will repent and will be redux

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    one day you will repent and will be redux
    now Ti bars are kewl....carbon is for lycra wearing posers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    now Ti bars are kewl....carbon is for lycra wearing posers
    interesting

    do Ti bars dampen vibrations just as good ?~?

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    i'd say the gravity dh bars.

    but honestly, I haven't really felt that big of a difference between carbon bars and aluminum. Do love having wider bars though...

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    Diddo!

    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr
    I'd say the gravity dh bars.

    but honestly, I haven't really felt that big of a difference between carbon bars and aluminum. Do love having wider bars though...

    I've run both extensivly and I can't tell any difference.

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    What is the new Easton bar with the gold in the middle? I have it in last months mbuk. will dig out and let u know. Unless someone beats me too it. I have seen it on a lot of pro bikes. expensive though...

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    Syncros! Syncros! Syncros!

    And if you want Syncros stuff Chad @ Red Barn is the man!

    Check the Syncros Factory Bulk Carbon on Chad's Bruja (710mm wide)... the site says they are only low rise, but better ask... the site also said the Bulk Alu were 690mm only and I got 710mm ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by dareverend
    What is the new Easton bar with the gold in the middle? I have it in last months mbuk. will dig out and let u know. Unless someone beats me too it. I have seen it on a lot of pro bikes. expensive though...
    Monkeylite DHs, maybe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    beat me to it.. Correct pic and they are easton ec70 monkeylite cnt dh riser bar. 225g. 28in and available in both 25.4 and 31.88mm diameter. uses carbon nanotube technology. got a most wanted sticker and 9/10 performance and 6/10 value. price uk 114 sterling. feels stiff and incred light apparently. seen on will logden, marc beaumont and neil donoghues downhill bikes aka team mountain bike uk. great review btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    interesting

    do Ti bars dampen vibrations just as good ?~?
    tough call....unless i tried on the idential bike, only switching bars, i simply cant even have on opinion on that matter. i was sort of kidding....not sure i would put Ti bars on an AM bike...with I think VERY few exceptions, Ti bars generally dont come in riser bar flavors plus, they cost more $ than carbon bars. I have Ti bars on my bike and like them but like an idiot, i had too much bend added and now need new bars (realized after my second ride today) without a bend (ie, straight bars). anyway, I always like FSA carbon bars and would go with those if I ever got carbon bars again.

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    At this point, too many companies are producing carbon bars, or relabeling carbon bars coming out of the same assortment of factories in Taiwan. Only a few look truly different, such as the RF Ti mesh ones, or others with Al caps at the end.

    I have to wonder at this point about how many of those brands are rebranded with a higher price tag. Ritchey has been notorious for doing this for years and I wonder about Syncros.

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