Except they're lighter, wider, have less sweep, and use 7000 series alloy. Other than looking similar, they seem quite different than Mary Bars.Mr Pink57 said:What I understand is they are basically a Mary bar but fit a 31mm. There has been some talk about this bar around the forums. And if I had known about this bar I may have got this instead of my Mary which requires a shim.
Sort of, but as someone else stated they have a much different sweep than the Mary Bar. I happen to have a Jones bar, an On-One Mary Bar, a Bikes-On-Snow (BOS) Flowing and a Carnegie..Mr Pink57 said:What I understand is they are basically a Mary bar but fit a 31mm.
What is the widest of the "Mary" type bars? (for lack of a better description) Anybody tried out the Origin8 spacebar OR? (off road version) It has a 25.4 clamp area though.SINGLESPEEDER1980 said:Ragley Carnegie Bars. They look promising. Any feedback?
The Origin 8 Space Bar OR is kinda on the narrow side. Definitely has no "forward wiggle" either, so you need a pretty long stem to compensate for your position. (Like a 130mm-150mm stem!) I don't recommend that one at all.zarr said:What is the widest of the "Mary" type bars? (for lack of a better description) Anybody tried out the Origin8 spacebar OR? (off road version) It has a 25.4 clamp area though.
How would you compare the Carnegie to the Salsa Moto 17-degree bars? I know the Motos are flat and don't have the "wiggle," but that's about all I know in comparing the two, much less in actual use.Guitar Ted said:Suffice it to say that it has become my favorite "alt bar" save for off road drops.
Ah yes, the 17 degree Salsa bar. One of my favorites. Well, in setting up a bike and keeping in mind we are talking about getting the same position with either bar relative to hand position from the steering axis, here is how these bars compare........racerdave said:How would you compare the Carnegie to the Salsa Moto 17-degree bars? I know the Motos are flat and don't have the "wiggle," but that's about all I know in comparing the two, much less in actual use.
Best angle? That's kind of a personal preferance, but in terms of really techy riding, I think the Carnegie's Bar is about as severe a sweep as you'd ever want.racerdave said:Cool, GT thanks. I'm more of a XC/Trail guy anyway, although a clyde that is not necessarily gentle on a rigid SS.
Any thought as to which angle is preferable (and why) between the Carnegie and Salsa?
Thanks. I'm the same way. I used a Mary and Space bar before. My wrists liked the sweep. Now I can't stand single-digit sweep bars.Guitar Ted said:Best angle? That's kind of a personal preferance, but in terms of really techy riding, I think the Carnegie's Bar is about as severe a sweep as you'd ever want.
Other than that I will say that I can hardly stand riding anything sub 15 degree bend anymore. I "tolerate" 11 degree Salsa bars and recently rode a 5 degree bar that I thought felt rediculous. Of course, tastes vary so...............
My friend, (he posts here as Captain Bob) has them. He says they are very absorbent in regards to vibrations and actually flex enough that they take the edge off some smaller trail obstacles. I was also considering these for a rigid bike I have.Team Pro Laps said:Very timely post about the Salsa bars. I was getting ready to start a separate thread with a query about carbon bars. Had not really thought about the sweep issue before reading this thread.
The Salsa PRO MOTO CARBON FLAT BAR has an option for a 17 degree sweep. Are Salsa carbon bars good for vibration damping? I've always had problems with some variation of hand numbness and have previously used carbon Easton Monkey lites (riser or low riser) and liked them)
I've been riding my husband's 29er with aluminum low-rise bars and they have been killing my hands.
Santa put a 29er hardtail under the tree with my name on it. It is stock with a long stem with a lot of rise and a low rise aluminum bar.
Thinking I might go for the more extreme sweep (relative to what I have used previously) for comfort with the hand position and then adjust stem length/rise accordingly.
The Salsa looks good because there is plenty of room to get everything on there, especially if I go back to grip shift (my preference) and still get to trim the bars a bit (also my preference).