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    Looking for a good set of Carbon Bars

    I'm currently running Aluminum Bontrager Race Lites Big Sweep 12's on my Rigid (640 mm / 31.8). I like flat with a little sweep but would like Carbon, maybe a little wider than the current 640mm. Any recommendations?

    Thanks
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    Just like Keith Bontragers famous quote:
    Strong, Light, Cheap.....pick TWO

    wide, flat, carbon.....pick two

    Flat carbon bars seem to all be on the narrow side for SS'ing
    Alot of guys I ride with have the MONKEY LITE 685mm low riser.
    wide, ALMOST flat and carbon

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    Salsa Pro Moto?

    How about a Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Flat bar 660mm wide available in 5,11, or 17degree bends. I have the 17degree and it's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrkaztro
    How about a Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Flat bar 660mm wide available in 5,11, or 17degree bends. I have the 17degree and it's awesome!
    This is where I'm leaning. thanks
    anything Steel

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    monkey light on the SS and ML DH on a 575. all good for several years.

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    +1 on the Salsa Carbon Flat. I run the 11d and love them to death.

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    +2 Salsa Carbon Flat. 17 degree.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Just ordered the Salsa Pro Moto Carbon flat 17 degree 660mm and grabbed some Avid Speed dial levers to go w/ my BB7's. Thanks for the help
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    Get some ESI Chunkys for them as well.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Salsa Pro Moto Carbon Flat 11degree with ESi Racers Edge grips (in white).
    My Bikes Kick Ass!!!

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    I just put a Race Face Sixc bar on my ss - not flat, but it is huge (28.5" / ~720mm, 9' sweep), and after one ride I'm sold on the width. It felt really funny on the climb up to the trailhead, but by the time I hit dirt it just felt good - I'm sold on the width.

    That said, I have not yet ridden it on trails with narrow gaps between trees - I'm waiting to see if it'll be a hindrance in that setting.

    RF claims it to be the widest carbon bar on the market.

    http://www.raceface.com/components/h...quarter-riser/

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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy
    I just put a Race Face Sixc bar on my ss - not flat, but it is huge (28.5" / ~720mm, 9' sweep), and after one ride I'm sold on the width. It felt really funny on the climb up to the trailhead, but by the time I hit dirt it just felt good - I'm sold on the width.

    That said, I have not yet ridden it on trails with narrow gaps between trees - I'm waiting to see if it'll be a hindrance in that setting.

    RF claims it to be the widest carbon bar on the market.

    http://www.raceface.com/components/h...quarter-riser/
    If if you rather have flat, and closer in length, Edge Composites has a remedy; their MTB flat bar is 9d, 700mm long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    Get some ESI Chunkys for them as well.
    Yes, been using the ESI racers Edge, already got a nice new Red pair.
    anything Steel

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    I have a WCS Carbon Low Rizer on my SSCX bike. With a 15mm rise, it is basically flat. 660mm wide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel29er
    Yes, been using the ESI racers Edge, already got a nice new Red pair.
    Well then, this is what they will look like...

    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Great grips! I gotta set in Green!

    Ran an Easton Flat bar for years (6-7 years) with no problems just recently picked up a low rise Race Face Carbon bar that was considerably wider. Cut about 3/4" off each end and still run bar ends on top of that. They are still wider than my Eastons! But more comfortable as far as the height now. Getting older and I am finding that I can't stretch out as much any more.

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