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Gear Review

5 5

AL over Carbon bars any day

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After crashing and ruining $350 anatomic carbon bars 5 years ago, I decided to go traditional bomb-proof Aluminum. I'm glad I did - you have more position options with traditional bend, so you can get really low or stay higher if needed. I've crashed with these as well.... no issues... my bars are now the least of my concerns. Also, I notice no difference in vibration damping (you've got so much carbon leading up to the bars already - wheels, fork, frame, stem + nice bar tape)