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lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby stefano » Tue Jan 22, 2013 14:22 pm

I am looking for a lightweight but reliable handlebar, as much as possible close to 200 grams but to be able to use it on everyday commuting. Any recommendations?

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby bernithebiker » Tue Jan 22, 2013 14:33 pm

Syntace.

I have one. Very, very nice stuff.

http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1155
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby tomgag » Tue Jan 22, 2013 19:57 pm

would go for 3T ROTUNDO Team, not cheap but great quality and very reliable.

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby saprkzz » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:09 pm

I have just ordered the Zipp Vuka Sprint bars, they look cool, and get good reviews (apart from fitting), 44cm weigh at 235g


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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:37 pm

Ritchey WCS Comp Curve. 225g of goodness.
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby RJKflyer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 20:47 pm

+1 for the Syntace. Have the compact version: http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1831

Strong: "VR-3 approved, according to VR-3 Syntace road standard RC 2002.3, the world‘s toughest test standard for road handlebars. "

Bar: 206g

Also, have Syntace 109 stem (Ti bolts as standard) in 90mm: 108g

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Tue Jan 22, 2013 21:09 pm

Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby neeb » Tue Jan 22, 2013 21:36 pm

No reason why most handlebars shouldn't be reliable enough for every day use, unless you are planning on bashing them about or crashing them a lot...

The 3T bars are all good, the alu ones are very stiff (with a bit of a weight penalty) while the carbon ones are light and stiffer than most other carbon bars. They also have a good choice of different shapes, the ergonova is really nice and might be good for commuting because of the easy transition from and to the drops,

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby stefano » Tue Jan 22, 2013 22:24 pm

what about this planet-x carbon bars, they are light and good price?
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/HBG ... handlebars

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Tue Jan 22, 2013 22:43 pm

Because they have ridiculous drop and reach...
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Jan 22, 2013 23:07 pm

Deda 215 anatomic or shallow drop. 26.0mm clamp diamter 230g in 44cm (end to end) width and it has a short reach. indents for cables and the shallow version is very nice indead.

Ritchey logic pro is 250g in 42cm (c-c) and is also a 26.0mm clamp dia. Also very nice bars. These weights are measured by me.

Deda Newton shallow drop is about 250g and is a 31.8mm clamp dia. If you have the coin Thomsons carbon bars are ~200g but are £200+.

Are the above weight for the £T snytace e.t.c bars manufacturers claims or measured by yourselves. Please do not trust manuacturers claimed weights they are often off especially with bars.
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby bernithebiker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 08:14 am

My Syntace bar (in 31.8) is 210g, measured by me.

In fact, here's the whole bike, 6kg on race day, Spesh SL4 Sworks;

Alien USE seatpost and AX saddle 219
Sworks 50 ring 105
Sworks 34 ring 30
5 bolts 8
DA rear derailleur 165
DA front derailleur 70
DA front brake 152
DA rear brake 148
DA shifters 375
Look Keo Blade pedals 190
Fork 305
ZIPP SL stem 132
Syntace Handlebar 210
Front wheel, tyre, magnet, QR 815
Rear wheel, tyre, DA 11-21 cassette, QR 1096
Chain 245
Sworks Crank arms + spider 500
Bearings 50
Frame, collar, headset 1000
Bottle cage, bolts 28
Cables 125
Expander plug 20
Bar tape 50
Computer 45

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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby bernithebiker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 08:18 am

Grill wrote:Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...


Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Wed Jan 23, 2013 08:59 am

bernithebiker wrote:
Grill wrote:Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...


Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.


The 103g quoted weight is for the 110mm (actually comes in right at 110g) but you can get it to 100g by using titanium bolts.
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby bernithebiker » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:09 am

Grill wrote:
bernithebiker wrote:
Grill wrote:Ritchey C260 stem is lighter, stiffer, and cheaper...


Never seen that stem before, but it looks pretty good.

However, the quoted weight is 103g, and you can then choose from 70mm up to 110 or so. So assuming they aren't all 103g, what is the real weight I wonder?

Syntace gives accurate weights for each size of stem.


The 103g quoted weight is for the 110mm (actually comes in right at 110g) but you can get it to 100g by using titanium bolts.


Hmmm, could be on my shopping list, but I just remembered why I went for the (relatively) heavy Zipp stem. It was the only one that gave me more drop, it is about 30' negative angle and 125mm long. The Ritchey looks to be fairly standard, slight angle, (6'?)
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:11 am

Yeah the C260 is a 6 degree stem.
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby smidsy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:13 am

How can a handlebar be unreliable - it's either a handlebar or broken!!!! 8)
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Re: lightweight but reliable handlebar

Postby Grill » Wed Jan 23, 2013 09:19 am

smidsy wrote:How can a handlebar be unreliable - it's either a handlebar or broken!!!! 8)


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