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    ARC Carbon Fiber bar on the cheap...

    Not sure how many of my fellow Yetites noticed, but the Arc Carbon Fiber low rise bar is on clearance at yeticycles.com -- $49.99, or ~ $55 shipped. Thought I'd point this out, but only after I ordered a second one for my hardtail marin

    Love my first one, so I'll vouch for it's quality.
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    Got mine a few days ago.

    Had a scratch in the clear coat, but it's was tiny, and only the clear coat, so i'm gonna leave it.

    Otherwise, they look every bit as good as an Easton. Not sure what the warranty is on them, but I have yet to ever break a handlebar..........Al or carbon.
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    Can the ARC R1 take bar ends? Some carbon bars can, hoping these can too.

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    The diameter on these bars are a bit small...

    so I'd skip the bar ends. The exception would be the plastic mini clamp bar ends. They'll work fine.
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    Never seen or heard of a "plastic mini clamp bar end". Don't suppose u have a link to one?

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    Single Track Solutions makes a few

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...5&category=659

    I think there are a few others out there as well -- serfas maybe? They're gentle on the bar for sure; I used a set for a year or so. Have since removed them because I have changed frames.

    Good luck.
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    Cool. Thanks for the heads up. I have ordered the ST-Pro. Wasn't sure if someone had used them specifically on this bar, but it is good to know that they have. We don't have a distributor for SingleTrack solutions in Australia, so before I ordered it from the US, I thought I had better make sure first. Thanks for the tip.

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    Hope

    My 575 came with the Race Face Carbon's......Not sure the ARC's are the same quality. Any opin's?

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    I tried a set for my commuter and the bar gained diameter towards the middle which would not allow me to mount my brakes, shifter, grips and bar ends.

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    Probably Bontragers

    Could just be relabeled Bontys, but who knows (really, who knows?)

    I've got two of these bars now, and while they're not the 31.8mm diameter, they're working just fine: Perfect width, light weight, good finish, and so far, no creaks or cracks. Two years now on my first bar (with Yeti lock-ons, and on a Kokopelli). Just put one on my Marin HT too. Suprised by the low weight of what came off of the bike (Marin housebrand alloy), but the Arc is lighter by enough to be worth the swap.

    FWIW, I run my shifters and levers a little loose so that they'll flop if I eat sh!t.
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