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anybody using Havoc 35?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by dexterq20, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. dexterq20

    dexterq20 Turbo Monkey

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    Looking for thoughts and feedback on Havoc 35 bars and stem. I'm intrigued by the light weight and added stiffness. Anybody using it? Is it a worthwhile upgrade? Or will it just make me realize that my front wheel and fork are flexier than I thought? I found favorable reviews on Vital and Bike Radar, but I'm put off by the fact that this new "standard" has been out for over a year and there have not been any other manufacturers to jump on the bandwagon. I'm not a particularly heavy or abusive rider (6'1", 185lbs), so I wonder if it would just be overkill (especially considering that I would cut the bars to 760 or 750mm).
     
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  2. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    I wish they made a longer stem.
     
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  3. wiscodh

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    its a stiff and wide bar. Only wish the DM stem wasnt so damn low. I: need to make some spacers to get a little higher
     
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  4. bismojo

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    Any bar that has the same sweep as renthals? Only boobars AFAIK..
     
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  5. Floor Tom

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    Used them for a season in Canada, very stiff bar. Probably too much for bike park riding where you are smashing runs all day, makes the hands a bit sorer than they need to be. Good for DH racing though, light and stiff. I cut mine to 770.
     
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    Been using them since they came out, incredibly stiff and light.
     
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    I've noticed the Lapierre team not using theirs, but using the Havoc carbon old style in stead.
    Wonder why that is - too stiff?
     
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    i asked about this not too long ago as i was thinking about putting it on my build.

    from what i understand, you wont really benefit anything from this unless you want a stiffer cockpit (or if you feel your 31.6 bar isnt up to your standards)..
     
  9. Beast

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    Kore and Nukeproof are also making 35mm bars/stems.