£300 to spend on new handlebars/stem .... suggestions?

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dim
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I need to get new handlebars and a stem for my Trek Emonda SL6

Preferably lightweight and Carbon, with a shallow drop ..... any suggestions?

I'd be looking at a stem of 110mm and handlebars either 38cm or 40cm .... my budget is £300 .... I will consider 2nd hand off ebay if it is in good condition

(bike will be used for long Audax rides)
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Berzin1
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by Berzin1

What type of rise will you be needing for the stem?

Traditional handlebar or flat top (aero design)?

This will help narow things down a bit.

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Spend it all on the bars. Syncros RR 1.5 cheap and stylish. Weighs the same as everything else.

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by Wookski

My favourite combination is tune geiles teil 4.0 stem combined with the Schmolke OS Evo SL bars. Lighter than nearly all more “common” options and still very stiff. Tune also has the benefit of being able to use their stem/ faceplate outfront mount which is the best in the business.

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Haero Carbon H145RR SL (375 Euro)
Btw, 44cm bar, 41.6cm over hoods (43.6cm bar tape plug holes C-C).
42cm bar, 39.6cm over hoods.

Or Haero H145, cost alot less (225 Euro)

Stem pend on your preference, looks, angle and weight.
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Ursus Magnus H.01

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dim
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by dim

thanks for the suggestions guys ....

I however ended up getting a Bontrager xXx Carbon Road Integrated Aero Handlebar for £200 off ebay ..... 40cm width and 100mm stem .... practically new and the gus says it's the wrong width for him hence the sale

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by Kumppa

Just in case, did you get any proof it's real one? These cost 400-500€ so 200£ for new one so it sounds like too cheap to be true. There is so much fake Bontrager stuff on market so hopefully you get receipt or even original package with papers...

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Kumppa wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Just in case, did you get any proof it's real one? These cost 400-500€ so 200£ for new one so it sounds like too cheap to be true. There is so much fake Bontrager stuff on market so hopefully you get receipt or even original package with papers...
I hope that it's the real deal .... seller says that it is .... I will weigh it when I receive it (it should weigh 228 grams)

a new one costs £329 from Sigma sports
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dim wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Kumppa wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Just in case, did you get any proof it's real one? These cost 400-500€ so 200£ for new one so it sounds like too cheap to be true. There is so much fake Bontrager stuff on market so hopefully you get receipt or even original package with papers...
I hope that it's the real deal .... seller says that it is .... I will weigh it when I receive it (it should weigh 228 grams)

a new one costs £329 from Sigma sports
The weight is no guarantee of something not being fake, the (usually Chinese) fakers know their stuff will be weighed and know to mske things weigh correctly. I hope it's real, as it will complement your bike really well. :thumbup:

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wheelsONfire
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Have you checked reach on this bar/stem combo? The bar is 93mm, which makes actuall reach 193mm.
It's like using a 120mm stem with a 70mm reach handlebar.

I hope you get the original sales receipt on this bar (Trek authorized dealer)?
I wouldn't ride a Chinese copy bar. Have you seen the clip when a bike mech twist a china copy?
It cracks and the bar is in two pieces....
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


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Try MCFK, German quality!

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SQUICCHI wrote:Try MCFK, German quality!
He asks for 300 for both.
Furthermore McFk is not interesting for weight / stiffness ratio compared to a Schmolke or Darimo.


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