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2012-01-16 11:02 PM

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Well I couldn't resist the sale, it was too tempting. Sram Rival, Mavic Aksium wheels. The bars are a little smaller in diameter than I like, so they may be the first upgrade. Anyone have an experience with carbon bars? Catastrophic failure scares me, but spending $300 on some 3T bars should give me some piece of mind right?



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2012-01-17 9:29 AM
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F1longhorn - 2012-01-16 11:02 PM Well I couldn't resist the sale, it was too tempting. Sram Rival, Mavic Aksium wheels. The bars are a little smaller in diameter than I like, so they may be the first upgrade. Anyone have an experience with carbon bars? Catastrophic failure scares me, but spending $300 on some 3T bars should give me some piece of mind right?

Great looking bike!

67 gram difference between carbon and aluminum 3T Ergonova's (actual weight). I personally would get better wheels but that is just me.



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2012-01-17 10:59 AM
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Nice!


The whole bike is carbon... I would be way more worried about the stem or fork failing before I questioned the handlebars (considering you don't crush the middle with the stem )

 

Just some stuff to think about on your ride

2012-01-17 11:55 AM
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Leegoocrap - 2012-01-17 10:59 AM

Nice!


The whole bike is carbon... I would be way more worried about the stem or fork failing before I questioned the handlebars (considering you don't crush the middle with the stem )

 

Just some stuff to think about on your ride

 

I've had 2 sets of FSA Carbon bars snap. Never had a stem or fork fail and I have heard that carbon stems are not really carbon as they are more carbon wrapped aluminum.

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Well... FSA, there's your problem
2012-01-17 12:31 PM
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Leegoocrap - 2012-01-17 10:59 AM

Nice!


The whole bike is carbon... I would be way more worried about the stem or fork failing before I questioned the handlebars (considering you don't crush the middle with the stem )

 

Just some stuff to think about on your ride

 

I've seen way more stories about carbon bars breaking than frame or fork failure. I guess my other worry would be if I lay the bike down the most likely thing to hit the deck are the handle bars.

 

I like the Ergonova's, the aluminum version look to have a smaller "shelf" across the top of the bars than compared to the carbon ones. Wheels are definitely in the picture in a couple of months, it looks like brand new 404's are running relatively cheap on ebay now that Zipp has fully switched over to the carbon clinchers.



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Leegoocrap - 2012-01-17 12:27 PM Well... FSA, there's your problem

 

Touche!

2012-01-18 5:24 PM
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Nice bike! I was tempted to get one but I've resisted so far.
2012-01-23 6:07 PM
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So I caved pretty quick when I saw them on the wall at the LBS. They're 44's which seemed a little wide after the first ride when on the hoods, but I loved the position in the drops so I figure I'll get used to it. I need longer cables now for the shifters since the stock bars were 42's, they're a bit stretched right now.



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F1longhorn - 2012-01-23 7:07 PM So I caved pretty quick when I saw them on the wall at the LBS. They're 44's which seemed a little wide after the first ride when on the hoods, but I loved the position in the drops so I figure I'll get used to it. I need longer cables now for the shifters since the stock bars were 42's, they're a bit stretched right now.

Nice!  Take more pictures when its all set up!

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Hot.

 

I love my Ergo's... best bar out there imo



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Finally got new cables on to fit the wider bars and had the steerer tube cut as well. I'm ready to go now!

Edit: Yes, I also had to be sure to get the matching stem.



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longhorn - like you I too couldn't resist. also couldn't resist the rovals that are shown with it! not the best pic, but it works.

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2012-02-21 3:23 PM
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Nice wheels! I'm trying to decide if I want to be a "weight weenie" and throw on some Ksyrium SLs or if I should spend a little more and put on some 404s. I'm leaning towards the Zipps since it is supposed to be an "aero" bike.
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