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    Titanium riser bars

    I just got a no name ti riser off the bay for cheap and it weighs..... 304 grams! That's 15 grams more than the bontrager crowbar select os the bike came with. How's that possible? Anybody have experience with ti bars?

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    I've had some White Bros. 3/4" or 1" titanium riser bars on my old Norco VPS for the last 6 years with no worries at all. Weight ... meh, didn't concern me when i bought them. I put them on because i thought they were stronger than aluminium bars. They haven't bent any more than they should be yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au
    I've had some White Bros. 3/4" or 1" titanium riser bars on my old Norco VPS for the last 6 years with no worries at all. Weight ... meh, didn't concern me when i bought them. I put them on because i thought they were stronger than aluminium bars. They haven't bent any more than they should be yet.
    I hear ya mate! I actually did a little search and my bars seem to be nos white bros, have you noticed any difference in vibrations dampening or is that all placebo?

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    No i don't think there is any noticable vibration dampening from the bars. They aren't really very wide either so the bending moment isn't the same as the wider aluminium bars i have on the new bike. The Z1 forks defintely soak up more bumps than the bars do.

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    I've been using a Titec Hellion(ti version of the Hellbent) low riser since 03. It "feels" wonderful, expecially when compared to aluminum. It does indeed absorb some vibs and such. I think after cutting down to 23.9" its around 210gms. I LOVE this bar. Prolly the most decadent thing on any of my bikes, being its on my epicish do-all 23-24lb FS(NRS) but thats ok. Big volumn RR 2.25s, Fox RLT100, comfy Ritchey WCS grips, and of course the bar, makes it ride like a big caddy. on Pisgah tech stuff..um sorta. Bonus points:I snag'd the bar on sale for $49(Cambria) from $149. Got the last one.

    Now, the 19lb race HT uses a nifty 135gm MX5 low riser. My all time fav carbon bar.

    Old pic, but you get the idea.

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    nice pic Duckman. I'm going to find some hellions now since the white bros are off center (rise is off too!) and I'm returning them.

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    They've been disc since 03. Might be hard now unfortunately.

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    Ti risers weigh a lot because while Ti is strong and light compared to say steel, its not exactly available in really thin wall tubes which riser handlebars could be made out of. And in terms of real strength to weight ratios, the better aluminium alloys like 7075T6 are still way ahead of titanium.
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