Crank Brothers Cobalt 11 Carbon XC Flat Handlebar

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Cobalt 11 Carbon XC Flat

Lightweight, high modulus, unidirectional carbon bar. 160g high modulus unidirectional carbon 15mm rise 9° back sweep x 740mm or 780mm 31.8mm bar clamp 2 year warranty

User Reviews (2)

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jparman   Cross Country Rider [May 03, 2012]
Strength:

Light weight, strong, durable, comfortable, vibration damping

Weakness:

spendy(ish), asymmetrical markings on the bars

I had these bars for a little over a year before I felt it necessary to replace them. I crashed them hard on a rock last year, so much so that it scraped off the topcoat and gouged into the first layer of carbon. There was no cracking so I continued to use them through last week when I crashed into a tree so hard that he brake ('12 avid elixir 7) collapsed and crushed itself into the bar (not the clamp, the actual, physical brake that holds the lever). There was a fair amount of impact damage and it was clearly time for replacement. After taking the bars off, I leaned them against my concrete porch step to see what they were made of. After a few stomps, nothing happened. I jumped on them 15-20 times with all 165 .lbs of myself, flexing, but never braking them. The hole/crease where I punctured the bar never got any worse and after a few minutes I gave up. The new set should arrive at the LBS today.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager Race Lite flats and risers, Titec.
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5
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5
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Rich   Cross Country Rider [May 01, 2012]
Strength:

Weight, strength, looks.

Weakness:

Umm. Hmmm.

Good looking bars that are light and seem very strong. A little spendy, but I've seen much more pricey carbon bars.

Like the positioning marks for adjusting clamps.

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5
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5
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