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    New question here. Carbon flat handlebar - 750mm wide, but with > 11deg backsweep??

    Is there such a piece in existence? Salsa has the Bend 2 bar available in 750 width, and 17deg backsweep, but sadly only in aluminum.

    Looking for a carbon bar, since the aluminum one is a big heat sink, especially on 0F days or colder.

    The stock bar on my Wednesday is 750, 11 deg, aluminum. It's flat, no rise.


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    PS - not looking, not interested in cheap chinese eBay crap bars.

    Santa Cruz Hightower LT


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    The Salsa Salt Flat 1 is the bar you want.. 750mm 11 degree sweep and carbon.

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=64839

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    I may check it out... but I'm thinking I want more than 11 deg.... as that's what I have now.

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    Grip material is far more important than bar material when it comes to keeping your hands warm. Choose (or make) the right grips and bar material doesn't matter at all. Cork works OK, but wrapping your current grips in neoprene is the bees knees. One of my friends bought a used wetsuit from a thrift store and has cut fabric from it to make winter grip covers. Others bought bolts of fabric from eBay. Choose the thickness based on personal preferences.

    Using this setup, inside of a light pogie, I wear my normal summer riding gloves down to about -20*f. I swap to a thin fleece gas-station glove ($9/pair) from -20 down to about -60. Edit: forgot to mention that this is on metal bars. Couldn't get carbon ones wide enough, nor with enough sweep.

    Solutions don't have to be expensive, but we've been conditioned to think that they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Grip material is far more important than bar material when it comes to keeping your hands warm. Choose (or make) the right grips and bar material doesn't matter at all. Cork works OK, but wrapping your current grips in neoprene is the bees knees. One of my friends bought a used wetsuit from a thrift store and has cut fabric from it to make winter grip covers. Others bought bolts of fabric from eBay. Choose the thickness based on personal preferences.

    Using this setup, inside of a light pogie, I wear my normal summer riding gloves down to about -20*f. I swap to a thin fleece gas-station glove ($9/pair) from -20 down to about -60.

    Solutions don't have to be expensive, but we've been conditioned to think that they are.
    Sounds like good advice. If he doesn't take it then there's a certain itch in his pants for fancy carbon (which is fine, but call it what it is).

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    The Answer 20/20(carbon/720wide) is a great bar if you need rise or drop, just feels good on the fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Grip material is far more important than bar material when it comes to keeping your hands warm. Choose (or make) the right grips and bar material doesn't matter at all. Cork works OK, but wrapping your current grips in neoprene is the bees knees. One of my friends bought a used wetsuit from a thrift store and has cut fabric from it to make winter grip covers. Others bought bolts of fabric from eBay. Choose the thickness based on personal preferences.

    Using this setup, inside of a light pogie, I wear my normal summer riding gloves down to about -20*f. I swap to a thin fleece gas-station glove ($9/pair) from -20 down to about -60. Edit: forgot to mention that this is on metal bars. Couldn't get carbon ones wide enough, nor with enough sweep.

    Solutions don't have to be expensive, but we've been conditioned to think that they are.
    Thanks for the suggestions... I'll give those some consideration. My primary desire is trying out a bar with a bit more backsweep. I'm finding 11 deg on the fatbike feels like it's not enough. Would like to try 17 deg.

    The cold aspect is somewhat is secondary. I don't have cold hands usually as much as some, so it's not a major priority, more like a "nice to have".

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    Lots of discussion here last week http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/han...on-999448.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    The Answer 20/20(carbon/720wide) is a great bar if you need rise or drop, just feels good on the fat.
    720 wide... no go

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigZeee View Post
    I was about to post the exact thing. Bought one on sale (about same as current price) on Black Friday. It's been great. Wider, stiffer, lighter, more dampening (of course I really notice), 2-year warranty from well-known manufacturer, cheap.

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