Most comfortable (compliant) carbon bars?

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vinuneuro
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by vinuneuro

I ride longer distance, don't race and don't ride out of the saddle much so stiffness (which a lot of bars seem to prioritize) isn't as much a priority as comfort. What bars offer a comfortable and complaint ride without being noodly?

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C36
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by C36

The first 3 things that come to my mind:
-26mm Carbon bars
-aero (flat horizontal section) light bars.
-install those mass-dampers on the bar end that neutralise vibrations.



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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

You can check out the Bontrager isocore/isozone bars with dampening pads included.

3Pio
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by 3Pio

Im very satisfied from Easton EC90 SLX3 Handlebar.

Compliant, very comfrotable and stiff in same time (actually much stiffer then Zipp Service Course SL-80 that i had before).

I had few long rides (last one 207km), and on very bad roads, so i realized how good is it on this kind of rides..

vinuneuro
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by vinuneuro

After doing a lot of reading it seems Easton, Ritchey and Enve may provide the most compliance and damping while retaining stiffness. I don't suppose anyone has any comparison between these three brands? Agree that a slightly flattened top really helps for long rides.
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kode54
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by kode54

25mm tires. Cinelli cork bar tape. i have aero Enve SES road bars where i can rest my forearms on. the tips of the bars flare out...never hit with my knees.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

rawjunk
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by rawjunk

This thread is making me feel better about my yesterday's impulse purchase. Easton EC90 SLX3 for 103.49€ from Chainreactioncycles.

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