Handlebars – will 31.8mm replace 25.4mm completely one day?

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  • Handlebars – will 31.8mm replace 25.4mm completely one day?
  • druidh
    Member

    Definitely. Some manufacturers have already stopped making 25.4 and 26.0 bars and stems. You’ll still find these sizes on low-end stuff for a few years, but not of the quality/weight you are accustomed too.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    wont become obsolete, just less posh

    you can still buy 7 speed stuff, jut not 7 speed xtr

    Junkyard
    Member

    why has this happened?

    mrmo
    Member

    progress, 25.4/25/26 etc will all disappear and 31.8 will remain.

    Whether it is better or not is a different question

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Hope not. It’s like riding a jack-hammer.

    snowpaul
    Member

    oh its another perceived ‘benefit’ / advantage – or its marketing bs to try and make us feel inferior and ‘ oh so last decade dear’ and therefore spend + spend our way to a dictated biking nirvana….

    matthewlhome
    Member

    Makes it easier to have the same size bar and stem on all types of bike and bars IMHO

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
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    I heard this would never happen because you can get steel 25.4mm bars which the dirt jump kids with rigid forks use because 31.8 stress and snap…

    Robz
    Member

    I thought it pretty much had already.

    JImmAwelon
    Member

    All my bars and stems are 25.4mm. I like them but do I need to stockpile 25.4mm Monkeylite bars? I’d be interested in opinions as well as industry insider leaks.

    aP
    Member

    No, because just when you thought 31.8 was settled one of the manufacturers will bring out 34.6 and you’ll have to replace everything again.

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