Wide an light carbon bar recommendations

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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Ottoturbo
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by Ottoturbo

I'm looking for a new wide and light carbon bar. I have a Titec flat tracker carbon, but not very impressed with the stiffness. Any experience with the New Ultimate flat 700m carbon bar (110g) or a MTZoom 710mm flat carbon bar (118g)? They are about the same price but would like the stiffest.

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the_marsbar
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by the_marsbar

I have a Truvativ Noir T30 10S, which I really like. It's a bit heavier than the ones you mention (180 g), but it's plenty stiff for me, and the 10 degrees of backsweep (700 mm wide) is nice IMO.
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Jaroslaw
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by Jaroslaw

Maybe a Schmolke if $ is not a problem?
I find Syntace bars really nice thanks to their generous backsweep, but weight isn't that impressive (Vector 680 riser I am using comes at 189g).

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Mads Kock
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I have the NU EVO bars - works great and feels stiff. Mine is 118 grams in matt finish. Have a friend who has the Mt. Zoom and he's also very satisfied with the bars. Don't know the real exact weight.

You could also have a look at the Tune - 740mm and around 110 grams.

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by DanW

Mt Zoom are great bars. Very light (true to claims), not at all expensive, stiff and durable. Ant will also replace the bars at 1/2 price in the event of a crash and is great to deal with in general.

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by aspms

From cheaper options I would recommend XLC stuff- SL HB-K04

700mm claimed 193g, but actual weight is :D
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Ottoturbo
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by Ottoturbo

For weight/price it seems like New Ultimate or Mtzoom is the best option. And when no one are calling these limp it seems like both are reasonably stiff so I could go either way. Would like to see a stiffness comparison of different bars, but seems no one has looked into this for the moment.

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by gnosp

I have always been partial to Easton carbon bars, EC90 and EC70. Extremely reliable, lightweight, and easy to find for a good price.

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by michel2

I know the syntace bars i am using are a whole heap stiffer than the bontrager bar that came stock on my fly, i have the flat bars 8 degree backsweep i belive they came in 167 grams ?

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by freeriderxy

Schmolke TLO in 680 mm .Mine is 91 g.
I ride them for about six month,no problem,on my 80 kilo. :)
BE a bike raider ,NOT a net surfer!

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by bikemaniack

Few days ago i have bought fsa painted handlebar 31,8 660mm for +/- 55$. Weight 126g:)

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by njee20

I've got the Mt Zoom one and it's excellent, no discernible flex at all.

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by stuka666

njee20, mt zoom in 700mm? Real weight?

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by njee20

710mm, 117g.

stuka666
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by stuka666

Thanks.. the difference between the Tune 7 (cut to the same size) is about 10 grams and "half" the money.

Maybe I'll swap my 3T exsero (155 grams) with one.

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