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I am stuck deciding whether I should have Specialized 31.8MM ADVANCED COMPOSITE XC RISE HANDLEBAR verus an Easton Monkeylite XC Handlebark. What do you guys think I should get?
 

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Go the Easton - lighter then the syntace (it is a weight forum after all..) and it is proven...

Easton are the best when it comes to carbon bars...
 

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Just got my first carbon bar 2 weeks ago and was shocked at the amount of flex it had (answer riser OS) so i was in the habit of "garage" flex testing carbon bars i saw on other bikes. The Specialized OS riser was the stiffest by a good margin.
 

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Go with the Easton. They have been doing carbon fiber for a long time, in a lot of different markets as well (think hockey and archery).
 

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I been using a Monkeylite DH bar and loved it. Many have doubts on it but I see no problem. I just bought a Monkeylite SL riser bar and it turned out to be 5 grams lighter than (135g) advertised. I stick with Easton, I think they are the lightest and strongest you can find out there.
 

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Mr. Scary said:
Sinyard has you on the payroll doesn't he? Is there a Specialized product that you don't use/endorse/frolic (sp?) with at night when you are all alone?
Not scoring high on the reading comprehension are we Mr. Scared?

Go back and reread my comments. I said that I rode both, and that the specialized one was stiffer, while the easton bar is lighter. Which does it seem like I'm endorsing? (keep in mind this is the weight weenie forum, some would call this the "relevence" part of reading comprehension)

But back about the bars, I'll reiterate for the trolls. Both are good bars, the specialized is a heavier bar but stiffer, the easton bar is definitely lighter, but seems to have a bit of give (might be a good thing). I use a Easton Monkeylite. Maybe I'm in bed with Easton.
 
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