Oh boy here we go again. The old carbon vs. everything else debate.
Yeah mine were rubbish weave . I hope they are better these days.yellowbook said:That was 10 years ago!
If you have noticed most bars back then were weave, now they are UD.
Also, Easton gives a lifetime warranty on their Carbon Handlebars, 3 years only on their Alloy bars.
The SL-K bars are carbon wrapped aluminum...KleinAttitude said:My new Cannondale has a set of FSA SL-K's.
They look lovely and suit the bike. But when I ride the bike I can feel a slight flex when I apply downward force.
About 10yrs ago I had a set of Nuke Proof carbon bars shatter on me with no warning.I went straight over the bike and onto the road. Luckily there was nothing coming but I damaged my wrist quite badly.
When reading my manual Cannondale state carbon gives no warning and has a limited life span when compared to alloy.
Handlebars take a lot of abuse and come under immense pressure. So I,m thinking of swapping them out with a set of Ritchey WCS bars.
Ok it may add a few grams but it could also save my life.
You just never know when are where they carbon bars could fail. :nono: