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when is a handlebar not a handlebar?

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited May 2009 in MTB general
when it s a pig ugly expensive and not particularly light one:


  • Ooo £200
    I think they look quite sweet!

    I wonder how much of a bike could be completely made from ti now?
    Would cost a fortune!
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    I have to say i do like the ti bars I tried, they were on an old skool trek and were flat, but absolutely lovely to ride.
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    I really like them to be honest :oops:

    But not at £200 though!!! :shock:
  • soy_saucesoy_sauce Posts: 987
    what??!!!! £200??!!!! what a bargain, i will exchange an arm (not mine), a leg (also not mine) and a baby chav (again, not mine) for it. :lol:
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  • if i had a ti bike (i do want one), i'd def have those bars just to be censored and a show off :D
  • Chaz.HardingChaz.Harding Posts: 3,144
    Yeah, I really like the look of them

    But I really hate the price... :evil:

    £200!!! Are they having a laugh?? It's 3 tubes and 2 welds!!!

    Idiots :lol:
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  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Brant designed those.... Not my cup o tea TBH but lots cheaper than the only Ti bars I looked at (and then bought the cheaper ally copy.... :lol: )
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    So the 3-tube design is so they can use the exact amounts of material in each location that they want, to make it light but strong yet still having hte exact amount of flex and buzz reduction that they want. Seems a lot of effort, if only someone would invent some better material than metal for these things, perhaps using resin and some sort of carbon-derived fibres.
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  • NigelSWalesNigelSWales Posts: 196
    Carbon nanotubes FTW :P
  • ProwlusProwlus Posts: 539
    thats nothing compared to the combo stem and handlebars i've seen there
  • Captain TurokCaptain Turok Posts: 686
    Wouldn't pay that if I had a matching Jones(?) swirly frame
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  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    amazing steering precision
    I wonder how inaccurate the curent cheaper bars are.
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    You musn't forget the demi-god of all current hardtail frame design came up with those, so abviously they will sell in their hundreds just because they have his name attached!

    But they are gopping and seriously over priced.

    Just don;t bring it up on STW as you'll be prodded with a big stick if you dis one of his designs :lol:
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Wouldn't pay that if I had a matching Jones(?) swirly frame

    Ahh, been looking at getting a Jones myself.... Need the exchange rate to improve first. But, back on track, if I do get a Jones, then I will be fitting a Jones bar- at $500 what that works out at now- £350 ish? :shock:
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  • M6TTFM6TTF Posts: 602
    i like the look, but they're too pricey, nearly a pound a gram LOL - they're not even particularly light.
  • myopicmyopic Posts: 692
    Ugh!!, At first I couldn't understand the reference to 3 parts until I tried to scroll down the pic to see what the base was like :oops: - thought they were like BMX handlebars until I realised that the pics showed the whole thing.
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  • stubsstubs Posts: 5,001
    They are so pig ugly I got Swine Flu looking at them
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  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    M6TTF wrote:
    they're not even particularly light.

    About the same as the Easton Monkeylite DH, which I guess would be part of the competition. If you're in the market for a Ti handlebar for DH you know it's not going to be cheap...

    Does nothing for me though.
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