after 2hrs or so my joints just feel obliterated,i have scandium bars.iam a loose rider,25psi up front.maybe its just my 43yr old body telling me its had a enough,lots of miles on body,motocross,hockey,football mtbriding...35yrs of abuse.wish hgh was legal,could not afford it anyway.GTR-33 said:You have a tubeless 29er with a suspension fork and your arms can't handle what exactly?
My K-Force carbon bar is stiff. Most carbon mountain bars are stiffer than metal and made to be lighter, not more supple.
How much air is in the tires and fork? Perhaps your fit is wrong. If your shoulders or elbows hurt, changing the bar material won't fix anything. If your forearms are fatigued, stop gripping the bars so tight.
oury grips on evrything i have ever used.boomn said:comments on this forum lead me to believe that Ti bars are the comfiest. Moots offers a large variety of off the shelf widths and sweeps in the range you are looking for (link), but there are many custom options out there too. Some carbon bars are certainly comfier than others too.
What ever you do, make you have the right grips too. It would be a shame to not get as much as possible out of an expensive bar because the grips are right for you and aren't comfy enough
it was 15degrees when i was riding and my bike stays in my unheated garage,iam sure my forks are not performing as well as they could because of frozen fork oil.But conditioning is a issue with 3 kids.all i do is ride,no gym work,whenever i get free time i ride.Also have had surgery on both shoulders and both hands for whatever thats worth.KonaSS said:If you can go 2 hrs before pain sets in on aluminum bars, I would think that with a nice set of carbon bars, you could go for about 2hrs and 3 minutes.
Seriously - I don't think it is the bar material. I would check and experiment with:
1. Bike position (this might include bar shape - rise, width, sweep etc.)
2. Grips - fat, slim, ergonomic, etc.
4. Tire pressure
If none of those work, I am thinking it is a conditioning problem.
yes 31.8 scandium 23.5" wide ,but i dont want flex when iam climbing and stomping, i dont thick i dont anyway.Singular said:I've found the 25.4 Salsas to be pretty flexy. If you think a bit of bar flex will cure you, then the biggest change would be to go back to 25.4, no matter what the material. This is all assuming you are on 31.8 now of course.
Therein lays the heart of the problem. A bar flexy enough to make a significant difference in comfort over rocks and roots is also going to flex noticeably when you pull on it in the opposite direction.scsamoyan said:yes 31.8 scandium 23.5" wide ,but i dont want flex when iam climbing and stomping, i dont thick i dont anyway.