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FSA gravity carbon dh bars, thoughts?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by unskilled, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. unskilled

    unskilled Monkey

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    I"m looking into getting fsa grav carbon dh bars, mostly for freeride/am/dh/dj and was wondering if anyone thought that they are just gonna break vs alloy? neways, let me know what you think of those bars, if i'm gonna do drops and such is it a stupid idea?
     
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  2. xy9ine

    xy9ine Turbo Monkey

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    ran mine for a season. so far so good... nice & light @ 220g.
     
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  3. mattmatt86

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    Personally, handlebars are probably the last place I want carbon on a DH bike. I understand carbon can be stronger than any aluminum bar but the thing that scares me is that carbon won't bend, it'll just snap. Where as most aluminum bars will bend before they break, to at least give you a heads up.
     
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  4. Boxxer

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    It wouldnt fail catastrophically if some Kevlar is woven in along with the carbon fibers.
     
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    Run mine for 3 years, still going strong.
     
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  6. ralf007

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    carbon will actuly bend and flex time after time
    but when its time to snap, it will snap in a big way
     
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