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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:25 pm 
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Does anybody use a carbon handlebar for CX or is this a bad idea?

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I personally don't but I have friends that do. With that being said, I guess it isn't a bad thing.


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All depends on the bar.

All handlebars are not created equal. I've used the Kestrel bars for CX; the ones approved for clip-ons, and didn't think twice about it.

If you are going with a sturdy bar, have at it.


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I have been using the EC90 road ar for the past two seasons now, and i love it. My advice though is to be very careful what stem you use, you want it to have a good clamp that holds wel without overtightening


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Thanks for the replies! I use the new Thomson X2 stem and was thinking about the Ritchey carbon WCS handlebar. Would that be wise?

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Take a look at the FSA K-Force handlebar. Its bends are perfect for cyclocrossing, the bar very stiff too. I run the Ritchey WCS carbon bar on my road bike and like it but didn't want it on my CX.

Be prepared for a stiff ride, carbon fibre bars are for competition use. If you want it soft and comfy go for 25.8mm aluminum bars. Forget about weight savings, focus on how you really want your bike to feel like.


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Dr.Dos wrote:
Be prepared for a stiff ride, carbon fibre bars are for competition use. If you want it soft and comfy go for 25.8mm aluminum bars.


:D :D :D

What a joke!

I would be VERY scared if any alloy bar would flex like most CF-bars do. They are like suspension fork on cross bike when riding on ergo's...

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Samu Ilonen wrote:
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Flex in carbonfibre handlebars? :?


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Yep, more than most alloy ones. Go and try....

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I did and never noticed. :?


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