I've used an Easton, but their DH version of the MonkeyLite and I weigh 220lbs. It was plenty stiff and durable, but when I went to 31.8 stems, I switched to a EA70 because they don't make the MonkeyLite DH in a 31.8 (yet). I probably wouln't go with their MonkeyLite MX at my weight for AM...though I'd be ok with it for XC riding.dan0 said:does anyone have experience using a carbon handlebar for all mtn. type riding, (someone over 200lbs.)
no, they make carbon bars that they "market" as DH bars. A stamp of DH does not erase the fact that they are carbon.TNC said:Fo, you're not reading the posts. They even make carbon DH bars now...and for some time. The only benefit is not weight...but as crisillo indicated, you have to actually ride a bike with one on it realize the vibration isolation benefit.
looks cool on a weight weenie project.....looks lame on anything elsecrisillo said:But it looks cool, Fo! and we know that is the most important... don't tell me you intend to actually ride the bike!
That sounds like a plan.... need help selling the "Super DH lycra bibs"?? :lol:FoShizzle said:looks cool on a weight weenie project.....looks lame on anything else
but i guess it goes well with lycra bibs not that you mention it....hey, maybe I will stamp a lycra bib with the letters "DH" and then all of a sudden DH racers will feel comfortable using it!
It should be Superman. I saw that fool out there with his cast and going one-legged on his bike. Geez...I'm glad I don't live close to him. He can't come kick my a$$ for talking smack about him...cast or no cast.FoShizzle said:no, they make carbon bars that they "market" as DH bars. A stamp of DH does not erase the fact that they are carbon.
as for the vibration stuff....are you kidding me? (not trying to be a jerk....just cant help it ). The ONLY place i will ever put a carbon bar is on a fully rigid single speed where even there I dont buy the hype. A change of 1 psi in the tires will far outweigh any supposed benefit from carbon IMHO.
and dont say such hurtful things about me not riding....it is bad enough Aqua is out there riding one-legged and rubbing it in while all I can do is work as of late (whiny I know....)