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I was thinking about upgrading my stock handlebar to a Specialized S-WORKS Prowess Carbon XC Riser Bar. Also, a buddy of mine gave me a brand new crankset he had extra and I wanted to know if it was worth swapping out the stock cranks for it. It is a RaceFace Ride XC X-type Isis with 22-32-44 chainrings. I think I would have to get a different bottom bracket if I do swap. I appreciate the advice, thanks.
 

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what's wrong with your current bars??
divert the funds to something useful like tubeless, light tires, decent wheels, decent fork... you know, upgrades that count.
if you're really itching for a new handlebar, jenson has a killer deal on easton monkeylite SL carbon bars

That crankset sounds quite old, not sure how heavy it is.
 

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The stock handlebar is a tad narrow and it seems to get a bit twitchy on some of the trails I ride. I think the crankset is an 08. I saw it listed on Cambria at 686 grams! I know that's heavy, but I wasn't sure how heavy the stock crankset is and whether or not there would be a performance gain in shifting.
 

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the weight of that crank according to r.f is a hair under 1000grams..the stock crank will be a tad heavyer then that. the biggest starting differnce is wheels and cassette.. those will make a huge difeerence best bang for the buck i.m.o.
 
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