This was brought up on another thread.
I know that metal fatigues. And handlebars actually can take quite a bit of abuse. But, do they really need regulay replacement?
My MTB has an aluminum flat bar, Kore Litebar, that is about 6 tears old. I ride cross country and mountain fire roads. No hucking except for getting some air coming down the fire roads. This can be at 35+MPH and 2-4ft in the air. I am a 200 lb rider.
I went to my LBS to look at a new handlebar. Mentioned that I was just replacing it because it was old. The guy looked at me like I said that my head was going to fall off. So, I didn't change them.
Am I OK? Or, am I setting myself up to chew on my stem?