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    Can a handlebar actually absorb shock?

    OK, so I've run ti, carbon, steel and aluminum bars. I'm wondering if different material can actually make a measurable difference in shock absorption. Are there any scientific tests that make comparisons?

    What brought this question to my mind is my recent switch to a titanium Jones H-bar. I'm riding this bar w/ a rigid fork and it feels pretty good. But, I tend to think the "softness" I'm encountering is actually due to the shape of the bar allowing me to have a very relaxed grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    OK, so I've run ti, carbon, steel and aluminum bars. I'm wondering if different material can actually make a measurable difference in shock absorption. Are there any scientific tests that make comparisons?
    Yes. The way the material is used is as important as what material.

    What brought this question to my mind is my recent switch to a titanium Jones H-bar. I'm riding this bar w/ a rigid fork and it feels pretty good. But, I tend to think the "softness" I'm encountering is actually due to the shape of the bar allowing me to have a very relaxed grip.

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    Yup, the grip position does that. One of the reasons I have run flared drop bars for 20 years.
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