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what carbon flatbar can be used with barends,my arms cannot take the punishment of alum.bars. IAm tubeless wth 80mm travel fork, or if any1 knows if ti might be better then carbon.
 

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Punishment of aluminium bars ?..

In my experience carbon bars are stiffer than alu i used.

I talked about oversize riser bars 660-680mm width.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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
 

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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
oury grips on evrything i have ever used.
 

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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.
3. Suspension
4. Tire pressure

If none of those work, I am thinking it is a conditioning problem.
 

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Syntace Duraflite.... end of story! Stiff, durable, and very light. You can get the 25.4 version that is a 580mm bar (9* sweep) or the 31.6mm (comes in a 630mm but can be cut down). The weight is around 128 grams for the 31.6mm uncut. The ends have Ti mesh reinforcement for bar end use.
 

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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.
3. Suspension
4. Tire pressure

If none of those work, I am thinking it is a conditioning problem.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
yes 31.8 scandium 23.5" wide ,but i dont want flex when iam climbing and stomping, i dont thick i dont anyway.
 

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yes 31.8 scandium 23.5" wide ,but i dont want flex when iam climbing and stomping, i dont thick i dont anyway.
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.
 
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