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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:17 pm 
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any good?

They're 135g and going for £25 these days.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:39 pm 
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maybe ok. though check out some of the reviews on mtbr... :?

I only use Easton carbon. So dependant on the quality of manufacture, so I stick with a big name with experience and testing budget.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:05 pm 
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gump wrote:
maybe ok. though check out some of the reviews on mtbr... :?

I only use Easton carbon. So dependant on the quality of manufacture, so I stick with a big name with experience and testing budget.


hmmm, they get 4.75 out of 5 and nobody actually says anything negative about them.

They're a fair weight loss from the EA50's ( :roll: ) my new bike is coming with. These and my RC45 stem should shave a fair bit of weight :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:09 pm 
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i always buy USE carbon bar. its British 10/10 construction/finish but double the price :) with a understated carbon finish.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:20 pm 
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weird! Sure I read some less than favourable reviews of these with lots of warrenty mentioned. hmmm. Maybe I am mistaken, has been known.. tend not to invent too much though :lol:
sorry, they sound fine!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:23 pm 
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This is what i read:

http://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Handlebar/p ... 5806.shtml


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:06 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
i always buy USE carbon bar. its British 10/10 construction/finish but double the price :) with a understated carbon finish.


But they're not british construction.... they're made in the far-east and for the record I've broken a couple now in accidents and have moved away from them


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:28 am 
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Joe wrote:
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But they're not british construction.... they're made in the far-east and for the record I've broken a couple now in accidents and have moved away from them


Not British :oops:I stand corrected Joe. Thanks Still at least a British company. I must be a gentle rider. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:13 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
Not British :oops:I stand corrected Joe. Thanks Still at least a British company. I must be a gentle rider. :)


Don't get me wrong - they're fantastic bars in normal use- I really like USE kit, especially the round-diamond-round profiling of the oversize bars. I've just stuffed them into trees a few times and it's expensive to replace them even with a discount!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:26 am 
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Tallpaul wrote:
any good?

They're 135g and going for £25 these days.


depends how heavy you are and riding style - if under 12 stone and XC only (no jumps) then they'll be fine. Also no good with bar ends!


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