Wider Handlebars

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Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 20:18 pm

Hi
I am in the market for a set of new bars for my Camber Expert 2011
from reading the spec it looks like the bars fitted are XC low-rise, 6061 butted alloy, 680mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up, 31.8mm
Has anyone an idea how much rise low rise is?
I would like the new ones to be a bit wider as I find myself holding with a couple of fingers off the bars when going along the flat and up no technical climbs, so I would imaging a set of wider bars would be more comfortable
I would also maybe like them with a bit more of a rise on them to sit myself a bit higher for descending
I have been looking at these
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=31138
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=31135
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=53270
I would like some Carbon ones but not sure if it's worth the extra money incase I get it wrong with the width/rise etc

I need to get them from Chain Reaction as I have some vouchers to spend with them

Also colour Black please

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 20:22 pm

Low rise is around 15mm.

The first and third link are very heavy.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 20:26 pm

Cheers for the fast response
any recommendations?
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby Bartimaeus » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:44 pm

Exotic carbon - £60, but at 750mm you may want to trim them.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:49 pm

Cheers but I could do with some from chain reaction as I have vouchers for them
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby supersonic » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:13 pm

But less wide ;-)

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby lawman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 22:44 pm

Easton havoc -

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=63250

The best shape out there by far imo, decent weight, very strong despite the weight, can be trimmed down to suit and a great price too, I have both the Alu and Carbon version and both are spot on, my favourite bars ever!

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:20 pm

Look nice cheers top of my list so far :)
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 23:43 pm

Cheers :)
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby Levi_501 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 01:43 am

Carbon bars definitely worth the extra dosh; they dampen a lot of vibrations.

Regarding manufactures; I really like Easton.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby hainman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 14:39 pm

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=49613

I have just put a set of these on and going from 685 eastons the new ones feel alot more comfy,i might trim them down slightly but these feel perfect fit from the ones i was using,
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 21:49 pm

Cheers all
I have decided to try a pair of the Easton havoc then will see about some Carbon bars as and when funds allow
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:47 pm

The Exotic carbon are only 20 quid or so more... and half the weight.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby lawman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:52 pm

supersonic wrote:The Exotic carbon are only 20 quid or so more... and half the weight.


I'd still take the alu havocs, proven stuff and great quality, I'm a big carbon fan, but I don't think I'd buy a carbon component from a company I don't absolutely trust. Exotic may be great, but I'd rather pay the extra for the easton quality everytime.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby camerauk » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:54 pm

supersonic wrote:The Exotic carbon are only 20 quid or so more... and half the weight.


Yes but I needed to get them from Chain reaction as I had vouchers there, I will use these and then maybe get a set of the Exotic carbons at a later date.

I would have got these if they had them in 1" rise looks a great set of carbon bars
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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 22:55 pm

Easton aren't all that through their range, they outsource the budget stuff. That said the Havoc is a very good bar, but whether you need or want a DH/AM bar on a bike like the Camber is the OPs choice. But then again has to buy from CRC.

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby lawman » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:03 pm

Gives him the option though to cut down though ;) it's not massively heavy, the shape is great, its top end alu stuff, can't go wrong with the havoc in my book! I'm a fan of easton tbh, everything I've had from them has been spot on, likewise others I know, shame the bearings in their wheels lets them down, cos they look fantastic, especially now they've done stealth clear carbon and black for 2013, was never a fan of the mag coloured stuff!

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Re: Wider Handlebars

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 06, 2013 23:06 pm

I run an Easton bar myself on the Zaskar, an EA90 Monkey SL, weighs about as much as a gnats knob.


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