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    what's the lightest, strong carbon handle bar on the market?

    what's the lightest, strong carbon handle bar on the market?

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    Maybe not the lightest or strongest and certainly not the cheape$$$t, but it works great. Schmolke riser.
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    I love my Easton Haven bars so much that I have them on 2 of my bikes. They claim it's the strongest in this catagory and with a lifetime warranty, they're pretty confident.

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    schmolke is nice! I got one.

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    My Easton EC90 SL bar has a claimed weight of 135 grams which is a bit lighter than the Haven's 175g, but it does have noticeable flex to it. I'm a bigger guy at 6'3" ~200lbs, so the flex isn't too surprising, and I'm completely confident that I won't be able to break it.

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    where do you buy schmolke handle bar?

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    Looks like you can get them at Fair Wheel Bikes. They seem to carry a lot of expensive, lightweight stuff

    Schmolke : Fairwheel Bikes, Cycling Boutique

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    where do you buy schmolke handle bar?
    I got mine from Fairwheel Bikes, Cycling Boutique

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    thanks for the link to fairwheel bikes.

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    Is smolke handlebar strong enough? I weight 140 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Is smolke handlebar strong enough? I weight 140 lbs.
    I weigh 165 lbs, riding mostly XC-trail, so I guess it's strong enough for your 140's, not sure if it could stand DH riding.

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    I ride strictly XC

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    140 pound dude that rides XC? Yes, you're safe on uber light Euro stuff. Buy them if you can afford them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Is smolke handlebar strong enough? I weight 140 lbs.
    Schmolke carbon

    Schmolke will sell them direct and apparently custom make them to your needs (weight, mileage, type of riding).

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