26mm carbon drop handlebars weight weenie options please?

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dallaghan
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by dallaghan

Good Evening,

Any thoughts on this. I am still rocking the syntace f99 and see very little reason to change although a recent cleat based mishap has made me question the wisdom of continuing with my 2008 Easton ec90 slx bars. Any ideas on bar available at present 200 grams or hopefully 185 like the ec90's!

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Timo
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Schmolke
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by Martin1977

Schmolke and AX lightness are two I know of.

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by BmanX

I am exactly of the same thinking you are. I have two pairs of the Easton Equipe 26.0 bars and love them matched up with my F99 stem.
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Camilo
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by Camilo

BmanX wrote:I am exactly of the same thinking you are. I have two pairs of the Easton Equipe 26.0 bars and love them matched up with my F99 stem.


I have the exact bars and stem (105mm) and haven't been able to find an alternative bar I like as well.

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by BmanX

Well we will have to suffer one day. I am having good luck with my EDGE stem and drop bars on my English build.

One day I will have to change up to 31.8 but I hope not. I have a spare pair just in case I crash and if I see another pair pop up on Ebay I will buy it.
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by bikerjulio

Any thoughts on this. I am still rocking the syntace f99 and see very little reason to change although a recent cleat based mishap has made me question the wisdom of continuing with my 2008 Easton ec90 slx bars. Any ideas on bar available at present 200 grams or hopefully 185 like the ec90's!


I have this exact combo on one of my bikes. What was the problem with the bars? You damaged them? they failed?
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F99 and easton EC 90=flex monster. It was one of the few combos I ever thought "nope....just too much flex".
The schmolke TLO (the light one) is just what it's name suggests. Note: It is NOT a schmolke TCO (the cheap one) at all, however ;)
Ketsrel used to do a light 26 too (cheap too!)
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Maybe not a race day set up like you have mentioned but I have never had any issue riding this set up for hundreds of hours.
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dallaghan
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by dallaghan

Thanks guys, to be honest the bike felt odd after the crash, which on inspection by myself and a couple of bike shops resulted in the consensus being that the bars might be best binned. No actual cracks or damage were visible. No additional flex... However about 3 weeks ago the left hand look blade carbon pedal body popped off the axel while riding - scary ! Then a week later a crack appeared in the pivot area for the "blade" So I think the instability and uncertainty I have felt was probably down to this imminant failure - full circle perhaps this fault was on the way in the first place causing the original crash - not having much look with look's top of the range road pedals to be honest my keo ti's had some issues.

Martin
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But I bought a spare 26 mm easton ec90 slx anyway :-)
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by sgray

Kestrel EMS SL comes in around 185g depending on width.

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by mdeth1313

Its been years since I used the kestrel sl bars but from what I remember they were none too stiff.
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