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    carbon riser bars on a SS

    what do you think of wide about 660- 680mm carbon riser bars on a SS ? I'm trying to think of a few ways to lighten up the new bike, which will be an '05 kona unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideOrDieDan
    what do you think of wide about 660- 680mm carbon riser bars on a SS ? I'm trying to think of a few ways to lighten up the new bike, which will be an '05 kona unit.
    I asked a similar question awhile back. http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=77283

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    I've been pleased w/ my Easton for SS. In addition to any weight savings, the carbon fiber helps dampen the front end when riding rigid. I'd defintely go for it...

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    I like the idea of dampen the front end on the full rigid, which is the same reason I'm going to use a carbon seat post I already have along with a SLR saddle.

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    Easton twins

    I'm using Easton carbon for bars and seatpost as well.

    My seatpost clamp started slipping, wouldn't hold the seat level. Easton warrantied me a new one after a year of use. Cool.

    For bars I went with the beefier DH version for more rigid peace of mind. 28" (711mm) narrow! They can be cut down, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideOrDieDan
    I like the idea of dampen the front end on the full rigid, which is the same reason I'm going to use a carbon seat post I already have along with a SLR saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideOrDieDan
    what do you think of wide about 660- 680mm carbon riser bars on a SS ? I'm trying to think of a few ways to lighten up the new bike, which will be an '05 kona unit.

    Another EC70 user here.... bonus- these (last year's model) can be had for about $60 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    Another EC70 user here.... bonus- these (last year's model) can be had for about $60 now.

    I have the EC70 on my King, but I don't think they would be long enough for a SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideOrDieDan
    I have the EC70 on my King, but I don't think they would be long enough for a SS.

    Why not? They are 66cm wide.
    Last edited by roadiegonebad; 05-09-2005 at 05:53 PM.

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    Monkeylites slightly OT

    I have a Monkeylite SL handlebar I taking off my Blur (which is now collecting dust in my garage) and have been thinking of running them on my C-dale. Hopefully, the bars will soften the vibration and ease some of the pain I'm getting in my wrists now.

    I'm currently running Cane Creek Ergo bar ends on my aluminum handlebar because I like having the extra leverage mashing up hills. Anyone have issues with these barends or barends in general with carbon handle bars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    Why not? They are 66cm wide.

    I was confused with EC70 XC flat bars, which 58cm and I have on my other bike. but yeah the monkeylite EC70's will be good on the SS.

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    A well placed water bottle...

    Quote Originally Posted by marsb
    ... the carbon fiber helps dampen the front end when riding rigid...
    ...Or hanging your CamelBak mouthpiece over your fork will also help with the dampening of your front end. Of course, the easiest and most thorough way to dampen your front end is by riding through water. Maybe even a creek crossing. I usually find that carbon bars work best for vibration damping.
    Sorry, it's a pet peeve. I know, I'm kind of a jerk.
    Back on topic, I've used MonkeyLites on rigid one-speeds for about 4 years now.

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    I really like my Maxm MX-6 bars.

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    I've been using c/f on my SS for about a year and love it.
    except for my new bike, I am still stock, but the 660's on the GUSS put a lot of stress on the stem. I have to tighten up the stem every few rides. And yup, I used lt.
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