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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Just a reminder that you should never jump with 100% carbon bars, although i must say it was a 5ft drop off i did!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:21 pm 
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wow!, I bet you did not do that dropping off the kerb!

Not retro but a nice post all the same !


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:15 pm 
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Funny how it broke at the brake lever clamping area. Sure you didnt over tighten the lever?

EDIT: Actually its a good inch away from the clamp so maybe not :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:19 pm 
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mikesnowdon wrote:
Funny how it broke at the brake lever clamping area. Sure you didnt over tighten the lever?

EDIT: Actually its a good inch away from the clamp so maybe not :lol:

within an inch means it is still probably an over tightened lever, or from the lever slipping on the bars.


Carbon bars are fine for jumping guys..... just have the proper carbon bars for what your doing. IE, if you plan on riding hard, you must be running carbon DH bars. All mountain etc carbon bars wont cut it :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Yes it is approx an inch away from the brake clamp, infact its a very good inch away, my levers are never that tight, if you over tighten them and come off, they snap instead of move round the bars


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Can you buy carbon DH bars??? i have just been looking for a replacment bar and can find nothing but alloy for DH use or at the very least a cxarbon wrap but it does state they should not even be used for DH :(


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:38 pm 
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graham1975 wrote:
Can you buy carbon DH bars??? i have just been looking for a replacment bar and can find nothing but alloy for DH use or at the very least a cxarbon wrap but it does state they should not even be used for DH :(


Let me ask my coworker what he uses tomorrow at work. Hes about 250 lbs. Doesn't dh, but hes hard as hell on his his bikes (hes def a true all mountain guy). With his weight, he has definitely proven his bars work.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Just ordered my new ALLOY easton HavocDH bars, cheers anyway for offering to help :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:15 pm 
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heehee, no worries. I'll still reply w an answer, that way if others have similar issues they can have one more option.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:26 pm 
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