bontrager xxx integrated bars- real weight

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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Im thinking about getting these. Advertised weight is 240 grams which seems optimistic. I would need a 11cm x 42cm. Anyone actually weighed these?

It's for my madone restoration project. Whilst the bars wouldn't be period specific it would save me a stack of weight. The alternative would be a kalloy stem and then a carbon bar like a controltech or deda.

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by NiFTY

I believe the weight is actually accurate. I have held and flexed them when the first came out and they were the flexiest set of bars i have ever manhandled. Caveat is that they were the first generation and I am sure that they have been revised since (it seemed like a well known problem) but I would want to try them in my hands before putting my cash down.
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Granted, these aren't the "real" thing but I have most of a season and several thousand miles on mine and I really dig them. I'm only 130lbs, but they are plenty stiff for me.
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fa63
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by fa63

I have a set on the way; I will let you know what the weight is when the package arrives.

campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Thanks for all the responses. Be good to see what a real weight is like, 240 seems very low.

Geordiepaul
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by Geordiepaul

I'm planning to get a set of these. I had read they were really stiff but it concerns be something saying they're really flexy! Were this testing on a bike or just in hand?

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by Fisherfreerider

NiFTY wrote:I believe the weight is actually accurate. I have held and flexed them when the first came out and they were the flexiest set of bars i have ever manhandled. Caveat is that they were the first generation and I am sure that they have been revised since (it seemed like a well known problem) but I would want to try them in my hands before putting my cash down.


I have some and they were flexy in hand but completely unnoticeable on the bike. Not sure what mine weighed and they are on the bike now, have been for about a year.

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by Roni1

AliExpress fake ones are 267g for 120x420

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fa63
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by fa63

110 x 440 came in at 263g, including the Garmin mount.

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by TobinHatesYou

Slight necro.

Just got the 110mm/420mm version on clearance direct from Trek for $300. Weight including bolts and plug on the Blendr mount is 251g

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by Alexandrumarian

These things are incredibly light, less than an Extralite stem with Schmolke TLO bars for example. Most other integrated come up as boat anchors averaging around 400 grams. I wish someone would make something both reasonably light (300-350) and solid.

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by C36

Alexandrumarian wrote:These things are incredibly light, less than an Extralite stem with Schmolke TLO bars for example. Most other integrated come up as boat anchors averaging around 400 grams. I wish someone would make something both reasonably light (300-350) and solid.


The few info on those xxx bars have been quite a lack of stiffness (and considering that even soft combos are not very often called "soft" I would think those are really soft).
Like you I think something in the 300-350g would be nice. The only option I see so far are the canyon ones, in short length like the one I look after that's 335g on top of my head (and keep the aero benefit).


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fa63
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by fa63

I have not noticed any abnormal flex in mine, meaning that as best as I can tell, they behave the same as heavier aluminum bars on my other bikes. I am a big guy (100 kg), but a pretty smooth rider and don't pull on the bars too hard.

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by glepore

Yeah, I don't know where the flex comments are coming from in ordinary use. Mine are almost too stiff.
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by TobinHatesYou

I'm 135lbs and my 15s max sprint is like 850W. I don't think I'll be flexing these too much.

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