The $75 265g integrated handlebar stem experiment

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AttacknowAttackoften
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by AttacknowAttackoften

I'd like to try those canyon ones that are $108 on ebay. What computer mount hooks up with them? Wonder if there's an insert I can use with my ELEMNT.
I only train on days that end with "y".

Eli

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AttacknowAttackoften wrote:I'd like to try those canyon ones that are $108 on ebay. What computer mount hooks up with them? Wonder if there's an insert I can use with my ELEMNT.

Link?

I have the Cervelo lookalikes. Very happy with them. Owned them for 1.5 years.

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by AttacknowAttackoften

LeDuke wrote:
AttacknowAttackoften wrote:I'd like to try those canyon ones that are $108 on ebay. What computer mount hooks up with them? Wonder if there's an insert I can use with my ELEMNT.

Link?

I have the Cervelo lookalikes. Very happy with them. Owned them for 1.5 years.

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I only train on days that end with "y".

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Roni1
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by Roni1

I have the same ones and have broken two in the past 18 months. One time I hit a pot hole and did not crash but cracked both carbon rims and broke the bars right above where the lever clamps. Then I bought another set and wanted to really test it so I pulled up and pushed down as hard as I could while mounted to my bike and after a few efforts they started cracking same place. Even after those experiences, I bought two more sets, call me crazy

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by tomtom

You're damn crazy! Why should you do that.....they are clearly rubish?!
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by KarlC

AttacknowAttackoften wrote:
LeDuke wrote:
AttacknowAttackoften wrote:I'd like to try those canyon ones that are $108 on ebay. What computer mount hooks up with them? Wonder if there's an insert I can use with my ELEMNT.




Id really like to know the stem angle on this bar.
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by dereksmalls

Roni1 wrote:I have the same ones and have broken two in the past 18 months. One time I hit a pot hole and did not crash but cracked both carbon rims and broke the bars right above where the lever clamps. Then I bought another set and wanted to really test it so I pulled up and pushed down as hard as I could while mounted to my bike and after a few efforts they started cracking same place. Even after those experiences, I bought two more sets, call me crazy


Are you talking about these integrated bar/stem combo or the Cervelo copies?

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by KC

I think the discussion started on one type of combo bar and morphed into another. It's hard to know which version they are discussing now. The original post was about a Bontrager knock off.


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by golfsierra

Any more longer term experience with the Bontrager 1 piece clones?

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dereksmalls wrote:
Roni1 wrote:I have the same ones and have broken two in the past 18 months. One time I hit a pot hole and did not crash but cracked both carbon rims and broke the bars right above where the lever clamps. Then I bought another set and wanted to really test it so I pulled up and pushed down as hard as I could while mounted to my bike and after a few efforts they started cracking same place. Even after those experiences, I bought two more sets, call me crazy


Are you talking about these integrated bar/stem combo or the Cervelo copies?

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by C36

Hi Roni1, Any pictures to see how they break? Ever tried to cut one to see if they broke at a junction between 2 pieces?
Curious if it's something we could reinforce with it the same way we repair a damaged carbon frame.



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motorapido
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by motorapido

I've just received my set of the Canyon copies, they are pretty good copies come complete with top cap with moulded in canyon logo and aero spacers and 1 1/4" to 1 1/8" shims will post up some pics and weights tomorrow.

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motorapido wrote:I've just received my set of the Canyon copies, they are pretty good copies come complete with top cap with moulded in canyon logo and aero spacers and 1 1/4" to 1 1/8" shims will post up some pics and weights tomorrow.


Can you post a link to them, also what degree would you say the stem is ?

Thx

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by stockae92

I do not like the idea of "experiment" for stem and handlebar ... :p

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Roni1 wrote:I have the same ones and have broken two in the past 18 months. One time I hit a pot hole and did not crash but cracked both carbon rims and broke the bars right above where the lever clamps. Then I bought another set and wanted to really test it so I pulled up and pushed down as hard as I could while mounted to my bike and after a few efforts they started cracking same place. Even after those experiences, I bought two more sets, call me crazy


May I ask if you're a heavy guy?

I'm 64kg and I've been jumping and going quite fierce out of saddle with these bars, as well as 1-2 times the bike parked against the curb suddenly blows over on it's side with these bars hitting the pavement. 400/90 is the smallest size and should be the one that produces the least leverage. That might explain it.

Maybe it's a weight/size issue?

/a

Edit: When I got them the feel was strange because they were so much lower than my previous bars where I had a flipped 7 degree stem. Now I'm already used to the new position and I feel faster. What helped a lot was to do some good stretching to allow the body to feel more comfortable in that race position.

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