Riser bars – what's good these days?
Potentially after some new bars – don’t NEED them, just want something pimpier than my cheap Cannondale ones ‘cos I’m a vain bastid 😉 They are 750mm wide and nice shape.Posted 2 years ago
Seen some Raceface Turbines at 725mm for £30 (half price) – Easton Havens can be got for similar price/discount – would like carbon TBH but don’t want to pay silly money.
Anyone seen any deals/have any recommendations?nreMember
Parkers of Bolton have the RSP carbon bars at £31.95 at the mo, some good feedback on here from when they were £50+. Tempted myself…!Posted 2 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
don’t NEED them, just want something pimpier than my cheap Cannondale ones ‘cos I’m a vain bastid
What colour, seeing as that will be the deciding factor…
Middle_oab just selected some metallic Mango coloured bars on a black bike with blue highlights… 8)Posted 2 years agonever mind the butterMember
RSP price and specs and good, but I’m nervous about crabon bars full-stop. Unless you are anal about inspecting them, and/or replace them routinely, I prefer a material that yields to bend, even on a carbon bike (I also like to run my lever clamps slightly loose so they move in a crash, this leaves nice fine scoring around the clamp area).Posted 2 years ago
Rather boringly I still haven’t actually bought any bars.Posted 2 years ago
Been to 2 stores locally that price match – Leisure Lakes and Evans – but neither had the bars I would have bought in the shop – they do sell them online though – RF Turbine or Easton Haven. I should have phoned to check they had them in I suppose but it just shows even the bigger shops don’t carry much in the stores with there being so many variables with width, rise etc. If you go to the smaller LBS they tend to carry ‘cheaper’ brands at not great prices…no wonder the LBS struggles when they say ‘we can order them in’…they don’t price match and why bother when you can order direct….going off-tangent slightly here – apologies!
Has anyone bought those RSP carbon bars and have any first-hand reports/friends who have them?
As pointed out by previous poster they could be ‘fragile’ – CRC have FSA Gravity Light for £20 down from £70-odd – anyone have some they care to comment on?glasgowdanMember
Don’t get renthal – EVERYONE has them simply because they’re the ‘in’ bars to have and they’ve spent the right amount of money on fitting out top riders. There are dozens of good bars, go by weight, shape and colour and you’ll not go wrong! I spent £90 on a pair of answer sl carbons and really do love them.Posted 2 years agowoodsterMember
There was a initial impression of the RSP bars on here somewhere, could be worth seeing how they’re getting on now. For me they’re considered DH bars by a reputable company whose making a big push to increase their credibility and having raced, crashed and generally given my old On nNe Knuckleballs a hard time without the slightest issue, I’m more than happy to run the RSPs.
Regardless of what you choose I certainly wouldn’t go narrower than you already have as you suggested in your original post.Posted 2 years agohamishthecatMember
My RSPs arrived today. Not used them yet but they look well finished and have a pretty similar geometry to the carbon Syntace Vectors I have on my main bike – which were significantly more expensive, second hand. Very pleased. Obviously the RSPs may explode in flames on my first ride with them but they look good to me.Posted 2 years ago
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