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    what carbon bars are you using for your ss?

    I had an exotiq 750 before but they flexed alot, so then I tried some truvativ noir 680mm which are too narrow to me but no flexing. I'm thinking about trying the answer enduro 20-20. Never tried alt type bars though. Any thoughts on these?

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    I'm liking and using Bontrager Rhythm Pro and RXL bars on my bikes.
    Both in 720mm although I'd prefer 750.

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    I use the Niner RDO flattop 710mm bar. A bit flexy, but that is a good thing because I use my SS for endurance races.


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    Quote Originally Posted by earworm View Post
    I'm thinking about trying the answer enduro 20-20.
    Great bars. I'm surprised they haven't been more popular among SSers. Because they're wider than most alt bars and don't have as much sweep, your elbows aren't as inward as typical alt bars. I find them a nice compromise. Stiff enough for hard pulling on standing climbs.

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    Been using Easton Haven bars, I find the rise and sweep just right for my style. I also have a set of 3T Extendo's but they are not nearly as comfy as the Haven's.
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    Answer 20/20's just wish they were 760-780mm... People at Answer we need an 2016 update.. anyone listening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addy Marx View Post
    Answer 20/20's just wish they were 760-780mm... People at Answer we need an 2016 update.. anyone listening?
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    Cool thanks, I'm gonna try the answers.

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    Niner flat RDO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post
    Been using Easton Haven bars, I find the rise and sweep just right for my style. I also have a set of 3T Extendo's but they are not nearly as comfy as the Haven's.
    I almost bought some 3T bars but then noticed they don't have any upsweep, unlike the 4-5 degrees most designs have. Do you think this is why you find them less comfy? Is the rider supposed to rotate them up if they need some upsweep?

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    I have Thomson Trail Carbon, cut to 710mm (I don't remember if they came this size, or I cut them??). I like these bars, and they look really good, they are a bit shiny vs bars with a satin finish. Nice bling item. I use Easton Haven Aluminum bars on 2 other bikes, and the immediate feel of the Thomson Carbon is not as good as the others, when I jump on the Singlespeed, not enough sweep. Once riding though, they are perfectly comfortable.

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    I debated which bars for a while. I tried a couple different ones but settled on ENVE's RSR bar. Seems to have just right amount of rise and sweep for my comfort on longer rides.
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    Older ones...

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    RaceFace Next bars (replaced Moots Ti bars that came with it). Recently swapped out a Walt steel fork for Niner carbon jackhammer Just the right amount of cush with a 3.0" tire and WTB i35 rim (surprisingly a bit narrower girth and not much different from running a Knard 3.0" on a Stan's Crest rim).

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    Answer 20/20 & I like the standard width.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clobber View Post
    Answer 20/20 & I like the standard width.
    What's standard width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryder1 View Post
    I almost bought some 3T bars but then noticed they don't have any upsweep, unlike the 4-5 degrees most designs have. Do you think this is why you find them less comfy? Is the rider supposed to rotate them up if they need some upsweep?

    Here is what I did with the set originally and it was ok but a Easton Haven is MUCH more comfortable to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    What's standard width?
    720mm

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    I'm running Enve Minnaar bars. Yes, 808mm wide! Most comfortable bars I have ever rode. Don't let the width scare you, unless you ride in the woods.

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    Easton Haven 740mm wide, bombproof even for a Clydesdale singlespeeder.

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    IME with carbon bars, Easton is stiffer than Enve, which is stiffer than Syntace. My Syntace bars (710mm, 12d sweep, I think) were possible too flexy. Yanking on the Syntace during standing climbs was noticeably flexier than the Easton 711mm DH Monkeylite (which felt like ZERO flex). I want Easton stiffness on the way up, and Syntace flex on the way down! Well, not exactly: the Syntace bar is more comfy elsewhere, until things got fast and hairy, at which time the Syntace bars felt too flexy, causing some unnecessary drama. This is all on a rigid 29er, 185# rider weight, minimal jumping/hucking.

    Obviously the brand is not the sole factor. Easton makes carbon XC race bars which, at the same width, I assume are not as stiff as their AM/DH offerings. Nevertheless, from everything I've heard and read, Easton does generally make stiffer bars, Syntace is on the other end of the spectrum, with Enve in the middle.

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    FSA SLK 740mm with minimal rise.

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    The Easton havens are my second choice. I was really surprised at how much thicker my truvatic noir bar is compared to my exotiq. I don't think i will skimp on carbon parts again.

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    I used my 20-20 bars today, very nice. I will keep them, I went from 710 to 750 to 680 to now 720s. The 720mm bars seem like the best for me. They felt weird at first but not for long.

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    https://www.sram.com/truvativ/produc...0-10s-flat-bar

    I have been on them for years and they are great, no noticeable flex but still don't kill me when I am riding on a ridged fork.

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    Using Niner carbon flat bar....night and day difference from my old alloy Salsa pro moto flat bar.

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