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Nov 23, 2018
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Hi all, I’m thinking of changing my bar and stem , either a renthal combo or burgtec , can’t make my mind up either carbon bars or alloy again , would love to know you thought .
Cheers Phil
 

Kangr

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Burgtec defiantly Burgtec. make sure you get the 35mm bars and a stem that takes that size (all the Burgtec coloured stems are for 35mm bars)

just to be fair, i am biased as I work for them. (they also give me free pizza)
 
Nov 23, 2018
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Burgtec defiantly Burgtec. make sure you get the 35mm bars and a stem that takes that size (all the Burgtec coloured stems are for 35mm bars)

just to be fair, i am biased as I work for them. (they also give me free pizza)
I’m leaning the bergtec way, I have there flat pedals, and love them , I would definitely go 35, thanks for your reply
 

njn

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Mar 14, 2018
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#7
Name brand carbon @ 35mm. Carbon has a nice damp feel compared to aluminum ting. The Burgtec has a 9 degree back sweep, which I would like to try.
 

Dirtnvert

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I’m more inclined to have the 31.8 in aluminium and whatever bar fits you best. I have renthal 35mm carbon now with a renthal stem but I just have more faith in an aluminium bar. They’re more apt to bend or have a big scratch rather than a catastrophic failure. I always like to buy a quality bar for piece of mind and carbon just seems the opposite of that. Diameter isn’t a huge concern but I think the 31.8 is more compliant. Renthal s fit me because they don’t have as much sweep so with wide shoulders my wrists(arthritis) don’t get as sore. I can’t speak to burgtec (don’t know their numbers/tech) but with carbon bars I like the idea of stems that the bars pop in with more wrap on the stem, then clamping force isn’t tensioning the bar uneven. Syntace stem was my fave but my renthal also does that. Syntace was still light but not as light as the renthal. Syntace just seems solid and I liked the 5mm bolts on it. Made it ez to tourque to spec without worry(I should have kept that one)
 

dirt huffer

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#9
Syntace makes the best stem I've ever layed my hands on... The MegaForce 2. It might not be the prettiest, but it's amazing quality.

I imagine you'll like 9 degree backsweep. I went 9 and then 9.5 (cz38 bar) and now I want to try a bit more for the hell of it. But it's all in the wrist what works for you
 
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Nov 2, 2018
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#10
I've just swapped out mine and gone for burgtec 35mm reach stem with renthal stealth bars chopped down to 780mm

Had renthal carbon bars on my last bike and they've been through some proper abuse, crashes etc without failure. Prefer carbon over ally as it takes out some of the chatter on the fast rocky descents and less likely to get forearm fatigue
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