Big handlebars.what do you guys use ?.
No but ive tried a lot. And personally I like the shape, sweep and rise and the general feel of them.
Maybe if I was a pro / world cup DH’er i’d be able to give you the minute detail of the variation of comparable bars but I can’t. Just as far as Im concerned they are strong, light and relatively competitively priced.
I trust Easton ally with my life, im yet to break an Easton product, and thats a half dozen stems, maybe a dozen bars, three easton tubed full sus frames, 2 easton tubed hardtails, seat posts and Easton pedals over the last decade.
If I can i’ll buy easton wherever possible. There is a reason they have a good reputation.
Personally if I was the OP and didn’t already own a set or needed another i’d buy the £40 ones offered above…Posted 7 years agoPJM1974Member
I’m currently using a Nukeproof Warhead bar on my Wolf Ridge and a Funn Fatboy on my ’04 Enduro. Both bars are in lo-rise flavours as I like to keep the front end of my bikes sensibly planted.
Both bars are excellent, the Nukeproof feels incredibly robust and although slightly narrower (at 710mm!) the Funn bars are a ever so slightly more comfortable for longer rides, but then that suits the different purposes of both bikes.
For the Nomad I’d recommend the Nukeproofs, they’re cheap enough to be disposable, as light as anything this side of £100 at a claimed 282g and if you find the 760mm width unwieldy in the woods you can trim them down to suit.Posted 7 years agochiefPMember
Renthal FatBar which are right on the money at £59.99. They look great on any Bike and the colour used matches the sanctions pretty well. Due mine very soon along with the Stem and Chainring.
Have a read of the review on southerndownhill.Posted 7 years agostevedeMember
Sunline v1 745 19mm rise on one bike and easton havocs on the other, both quite similar in shape with regards to having a touch of backsweep and feel spot on for me.Posted 7 years ago
There are so many good bars to choose from now, stick with one of the tried and trusted (easton,renthal,sunline etc) and you’ll be fine.yunkiMember
I use the lower half of my dear old nans skeleton.. bound together with leather to form an 110cm straight flat bar..
The finished bar has a little suppleness which can be quite a comfort on long technical descents and I’ve craftily mounted her pelvis centrally above the stem for mounting my lights and stuff..
the over-all effect is quite stunning and a little erotic..Posted 7 years agocookeaaSubscriber
On My 4” Forked HT Hack bike I have a set of 710 wide, 2” rise 25.4mm Clamping Azonic thingies, I think they have 5 up/8 back sweep angles from memory, quite good when going down, riding single-track, etc bit high rise for climbing but the bikes not really intended for doing that very often…
For my SS build I got a set of very cheap Kona OEM jobbies off of Fleabay: 710mm Wide again, “Flat” but with 12 degrees sweep (Yep 12!), 31.8mm clamping, still need to properly use them for a long ride but initially pootling with them they seem quite nice, the extra sweep seems to suit the extra width/lower bar position quite nicely, obviously the Logo makes them a Faux pas extraordinaire for most people, but then they are fitted to a Kona so who cares…
680mm low rise EA50s on my “XC” bike seem relatively narrow now, but are still a pretty good width for general riding with a slightly longer stem…
I wouldn’t go above 710mm wide for myself given my build (5’10” with reasonably broad shoulders), Wide bars for the just sake of it won’t work, the bars need to suit the rider, not the other way round.
Buy a set of 750/760s but be honest with yourself, if they’re too wide don’t be too shy with the hacksaw…Posted 7 years ago
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