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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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There's a Pace RC Sub130 bar on a bike I've recently bought, and I have a nasty feeling these were renowned for snapping back in the old days.

Does anybody have similar memories of this? Or maybe you've experienced it and happened to survive?

Thanks,

Rich


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:43 pm 
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Yeh they were a little weedy. Too much of a weight weeny exercise if you ask me. Lovely bar though.

I wouldnt ride them in anger... :twisted: :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:35 pm 
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Well, it depends on weight and use.
I'm sure they carry a weight warning (as do most, if not all lightweight bars) with them.
My mate has used them from new and they've been faultless for over a decade, but he's only 10 1/2 stone. I use mine pretty hard, and I'm normally under 13 stone.
But they do creak!
Enjoy them.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:56 pm 
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I broke a set & they warranty replaced them with......






answer hyperlites! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:53 pm 
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I'm on my second bar....

First one I had lasted about 4 years, and only "snapped" out where one of the barends was clamped on after a hard crash. That said, it had been SERIOUSLY misused in the years up to that. I'd ridden it HARD in the Dark Peak area twice a week on a fully rigid bike, often with 1.5 Specialized Hard Pack tyres pumped up to 60-70 psi. I replaced it with an X-Lite titanium bar, which has also failed to snap, despite also having a poor reputation. When the chance came up, I bought another Pace bar, which is on my Dynatech with RC30 rigid forks and which has also been ridden hard. It's still like new.

So no I don't think it's any more likely to snap then any other alloy bar I could think of. Unless you're a big lad....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:09 pm 
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my set in '93 had "for one season's racing use" written on the box. !!! :shock:

...and they're still on my station runner. :shock:


...and I keep meaning to replace them. :shock:

They replaced them with the plus 130 Renthal bar, believed to be a bit stronger. :shock:


:shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:10 pm 
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i had one and never had any problems with it, quite a nice bar , sold it attached to a bike!

:D


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:22 pm 
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Being made by Renthal, they know a thing or two, but were designed for XC use only, which they would be fine with, but if you crash/fall with them or do drop offs-your asking for trouble!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:11 am 
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manitou916 wrote:
Lovely bars. I've never had any problems with them either. I wouldn't worry about it... unless you're a naturally unlucky person ;)


or you're hard on bikes ;) pace could have kept making these bars.. but they didnt;t :lol: :wink:


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