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    What carbon bar are you freeriding with?

    I am looking at a few, wanted some opinions. Have you ever had any snap on you while hucking?

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    I've provided several Easton Carbon DH bars for my buddies. Not a single breakage yet. However, I have personally snapped two of their carbon seatposts on my trail bike.
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    Easton Carbon DH - I used the bar for 1 season and replaced it (just so I felt comfortable) with a new one in 2003. The 2nd bar is still being used and won't be replaced till it breaks. These bars are great! I've heard the Maxxim (sp?) bars are decent, as well.

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    I used an easton bar last season, never had any problems with it. This year I am doing more racing so I am going to the Maxm mx-6, It lighter than the eason at 175g but Im not sure if its stronger.
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    this one. although you must wear dayglo orange bibs with purple socks for them to not break on a 37.94' huck to flat drop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate N
    this one. although you must wear dayglo orange bibs with purple socks for them to not break on a 37.94' huck to flat drop
    is it better to hit that huck in the drops or are you more aero and thus fly better if you use the "tri" positioning? this definitely clears up some things, thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namaSSte
    is it better to hit that huck in the drops or are you more aero and thus fly better if you use the "tri" positioning? this definitely clears up some things, thanks!!
    No, No, No. You have to start your black diamond jibbing excursion in the upright position, then as you go off the the HUGE drop, you have to stand up on the seat, do a Lance Armstrong "Big Tex" boxing move in mid air, and then you have just enough time to get back down and land to flat in the drops. after that, you da man
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    let's see...

    1) Azonic Dbl Wall NOCARBON on my X-5
    2) Answer ProTaper NOCARBON on my Bullit
    3) Titec Hellbent DH NOCARBON on my SS
    4) Haro bikes NOCARBON on my BMX
    5) Titec Ringleader NOCARBON on my urban hardtail

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    6) ITM NOCARBON on my roadie

    that's 6 bikes, ZERO carbon bars. sense a trend? I do. It's because I don't want to be picking carbon fiber slivers from my face after the bar fails.

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    Havent heard of a easton monkeylite carbon DH bar breaking yet, its only carbon seatposts you have to worry about, when i start hearing about the carbon DH bar randoming snapping, then ill hop on the same boat as you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banshee Rider
    Havent heard of a easton monkeylite carbon DH bar breaking yet, its only carbon seatposts you have to worry about, when i start hearing about the carbon DH bar randoming snapping, then ill hop on the same boat as you

    I've been running the Monkey-lite dh bar for a while and never any issues.. Makes me a little nervous when hucking but feels great for prolonged DH Such as the 12 hours DH event @ Snow Summit

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