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  • Any other "soft" carbon bars other than the Knuckleball and Cobalt 11?
  • Premier Icon Northwind
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    I have a nice set of RSP bars on my XC bike but they’re pretty stiff. Most people like that, but I have a set of Cobalt 11s on the fatbike that might as well be made of rubber, and for a long day I love it. They’d be useless on the big bike but it really takes the strain off. So I’m looking for something similar.

    Soooo. I can buy another set of Cobalts but they’re quite expensive now. The knuckleballs are a little shorter than I want ideally, have too much rise, and I am an on one h8er so they’re out. Ideally I’m looking for 760mm but 740mm might be OK. Flat or low rise, something around the 9 degrees backsweep ballpark…

    Idea me!

    poah
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    Spank oozy vibrocore 760mm.

    I read a review of the Chromag ones, they’re apparently pretty soft.

    https://www.bike-components.de/en/Chromag/Cutlass-20-mm-31-8-Riser-Carbon-Lenker-Modell-2017-p54450/

    Edit – found the review

    “Review: Chromag’s Cutlass carbon handlebar offers an agreeable bend and a soft ride”

    Review: Chromag’s Cutlass carbon handlebar offers an agreeable bend and a soft ride

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Ooh nice, I only knew about the heavier vibrocore. Might need to check those out. Cheers!

    Premier Icon lawman91
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    The Chromags are the dogs bollocks. I’ve always used Easton Havoc bars (the older 31.8mm) in carbon and alloy in recent years but the Chromags are next level, I don’t actually know how they manage it but they offer massively reduced feedback through your hands but don’t feel like a horrible flexy mess. Get a matching Ranger stem and you have imo the best setup money can buy. If I had one criticism of the bar/stem is that together it’s a bit weighty, some 100g or so heavier than a raceface next sl/turbine r setup but otherwise they’re both faultless and look insanely nice too.

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