You'll need to have a stem that will accommodate the larger diameter bars.dustinp43 said:Hi Guys, can you tell me the difference between the 2 types of bars...I'm looking into getting a new bar and I always see the 2 different options?
Is the 31.8 stronger?
Exactly. You can make stronger bars lighter and you can make burlier bars as well.Razorfish said:From an engineering point, even though a larger diameter would have more distance around the circumference it could have a thinner wall and end up being lighter. To some limit this is true. However I think in reality given the same model bar the larger one is just going to be stronger and very slightly more heavy.
That only means the 25.4 Havoc is a heavy bar, but oh wellwatermoccasin said:The oversized 31.8mm clamping diameter bar is stiffer and either heavier or weaker (needs to be heavier to be the same strength). Our local Easton rep said that my favorite handlebar, the Havoc 25.4mm, is 20 or 25 percent stronger than the Havoc 31.8mm bars (which are approximately the same weight, and same material and manufacturer). I'm 225 lbs and do a lot of DH/FR, and I strongly prefer the 25.4mm bars because they have more give (not nearly as hard on the body on a multi-day Whistler trip).
Well luigi did say worth. The manufacturers surely find worth in new stuff to sell, but as to having real value? That's another question altogether...noodletips said:Not needed, but is it worth it? That's another question altogether.