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  • Cheap, tough, wide bars?
  • Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    “Light. Strong. Cheap, pick two”?

    I’m picking Cheap and Strong
    🙂

    Looking for 680mm+ wide (700mm would be nice)
    Plenty of rise, 50mm at least.
    Oversize clamp.

    To slap on front of t’Pitch with the 40mm Hussefelt stem I’ve just accuired, to chuck down an Alp or three…..

    Recommendations?

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    matching truvativ?
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=9779

    Premier Icon DustyLilac
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    Reverse 710 bars are nice and light, DH strong and cheapish. Very pleased with mine.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Easton Havocs are pretty tidy.

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    Nice try thanks chaps, but I don’t call £60 for the Eastons or £46 for the Reverse cheap by an means. Stoner is closest so far…..

    Premier Icon MrTall
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    EA30,s? Cheap, strong and 685mm wide.

    Premier Icon clubber
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    You’re not going to get a lot cheaper than those truvativs.

    Premier Icon GaryLake
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    Running a Holzfeller Bar and Stem that I got from Merlin for a bonkers package price of £30 – not sure if they’re still doing it but the bar is surprisingly light for it’s strength…

    Premier Icon GaryLake
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    In fact Stoner linked to the one I have – so Merlin pretty much gave me the stem free then – nice!

    Premier Icon flyingmonkeycorps
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    Sunline V3?

    I got my 50mm rise ones off eBay for 20 quid. ATC have ’em for 25, OS is only 685mm though.

    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/111352.html

    Premier Icon Lazymike
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    Some decent deals here:

    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/FSA_CLEARANCE.html

    A nice (?) white one at 15 quid. Not sure if there is enough rise for you on any of these ones tho.

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    This is what I call cheap…..
    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=15881

    But has anybody used any?
    🙂

    EDIT – Just seen the other posts aboove this one, I’ve been busy and it took a while to post this!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    PP, just seen this in the classifieds

    hussefelt bars in black, 31.8, 50mm rise, 640mm wide, perfect for a SS jump bike, dont come with grips?£10posted
    ?http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3106739/

    http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/huge-clearout

    Premier Icon mrmichaelwright
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    Azonic single wall or double wall depending on what you mean by tough. reduced on crc at the moment

    used double walls on my full suss and singlespeed and they are properly tough

    Premier Icon GNARGNAR
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    Kore BFD bars. 710mm wide, plenty tough, 325 grams… £22 off crc. Though tbh I’d spend another £20 and save 100 grams or so.

    Premier Icon RudeBoy
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    Just bolt a bit of scaffold tube to yer bike.

    You might want to reinforce it with concrete inside, mind, just to be on the safe side… 😉

    Premier Icon PeterPoddy
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    Stoner, thanks but nowhere near wide enough!
    🙂

    Kore BFD bars. 710mm wide, plenty tough, 325 grams… £22 off crc. Though tbh I’d spend another £20 and save 100 grams or so.

    Thanks I’ll have a look at those.
    But you’re talking to someone who smashes frames and components with monotonous regularity, and I’ll be spending 5 days throwing myself down various Alps for the first time, and dragged back up on a chairlift. Sod the weight, I’ll put my standard Spesh bars back on when I get home.
    🙂

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