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In a never ending quest to turn my perfectly good Stumpy into a light weight ride, I've decided to upgrade my bar to a carbon Monkey Lite. So what is the real scoop on oversized verses standard diameter? The standard diameter seems to be a little easier for me to get. I ride XC, some very light all mountain and weigh 170. Which way would you go?
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Unlike the light weight direction you're headed I look for components that aren't quite rated for dh or freeride so that they hopefully last longer. Light weight materials still don't seem as bulletproof as a bit heavier stuff and having a handlebar, rim, seatpost fail on a ride 5 miles from the parking area still sucks for me.

I weigh 165.bs.
 

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Gasper said:
In a never ending quest to turn my perfectly good Stumpy into a light weight ride, I've decided to upgrade my bar to a carbon Monkey Lite. So what is the real scoop on oversized verses standard diameter? The standard diameter seems to be a little easier for me to get. I ride XC, some very light all mountain and weigh 170. Which way would you go?
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I think that for CF it's better to have a wider bar so that the pressure is better distributed. So, I would say that OS is good ;)
 

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I've been running a MonkeyLite XC in standard size for 2.5 years now without a problem. Its survived the same sort of riding you are intent on doing and a few crashes here and there. I weigh about 85kg (~187lbs) with riding gear on.
I'd say go with whatever stem clamp size you currently have.
 
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