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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:11 am 
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I am in the market for a 44cm carbon bar with a traditional shape and no rider weight limit - the ZIPP SL keeps appearing on my radar.

It is approx 180g for the 44cm traditional bend. Are these any other sub-200g bars that I should consider before I send my $$ to ZIPP?

**Edit** I should have mentioned that I want the bar to be round on the tops, not oval or 'aero'. Just an old fashion looking bar that is very light :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:41 am 
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Can you still get the kestrel ems bars? I'm very happy with mine but unsure what the weight would be in 44cm.
They're probably only in standard diameter too, not o/s if that matters.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:07 pm 
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Syntace ?

Bullet proof and available with compact drop and reach (CDR). :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:11 pm 
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I have Zipp SL's and love them. Mine are older so they came in at 173 grams.

For the money these are not bad.

http://www.williamscycling.com/Elan-CCS_p_87.html

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:22 pm 
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You could always go the 3T LTD route.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Also, Easton EC90 SLX/SLX3 run around 200g and are excellent, stiff bars.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:59 pm 
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New Ultimate carbon EVO (+2013 model)....around 180 grams

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:28 pm 
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I wouldn't advice the 3T Ltd bats... I got the Ergonova Ltd and its wasn't very stiff at all, even when I'm only 68kg and don't do crazy sprints on it. Just pulling on it a little while on the drops is enough to twist it, not solid enough for me.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:00 pm 
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Thompson. Either CX or Road. Awesome, stiff and light.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Kayrehn wrote:
I wouldn't advice the 3T Ltd bats... I got the Ergonova Ltd and its wasn't very stiff at all, even when I'm only 68kg and don't do crazy sprints on it. Just pulling on it a little while on the drops is enough to twist it, not solid enough for me.


Between the Ergonova Team and the Zipp VukaSprint SS, the Zipp is noticeably less stiff in the drops, about same on the hoods. And the Ergonova Ltd is suppose to be stiffer than the Team, I believe?

That said, for stiffness just go aluminum, for comfort go carbon. That flex in the drops will take the sting out of some serious potholes that would be harsh with any alloy bar.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Deda do sub 200g bars too.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:13 pm 
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I have the Zipp SL EB bars (they have an EB at the end of the name, not sure its part of the official name or not). 44cm width. 171 grams. Several years old.


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Bontrager xxx lite. Mine are 163 grams for my 44cm. Not insanely stiff, but they are solid enough for me! (175 lbs cat 1)


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My thomson bar came in well under claimed weight. Theyve got a nice shape to them... smooth ride too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:08 pm 
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Really like my 3T Ergonova Team shallow drop bars personally...but the price isn't any better than Zipp....haha..

http://www.3tcycling.com/roadbars/ergonova


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