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Old 07-09-11, 12:09 PM   #1
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Enve Handlebars

Well I came to the conclusion that the sweep bars on my paragon was to much and i was going to replace them. In addition i didnt really like the Bontrager stem either as i wanted something with a slight up angle. Went to a new bike shop, Bikers Edge in Kaysville Utah, great people, with the idea i was going Easton steam and bars. Wanted Renthal because of my motorcycle days but could not really find. While there we got on the discussion of bars and Enve bars were mentioned. They were priced kinda high like the Ritcheys and the shop wasnt coming down on them. The Enve bars were the right size and degree sweep and i was tired of looking and sizing ... i would have saved about 30 bucks going with the Easton Carbon or more with the aluminum...but again I was ready to buy and the Enve's looked sweet. In addition i have seen the press on Enve forks and rims and they cant say enough about them even though they are road equipment. I also opted for a Thomson x4 stem as it was also angled right and heard good things on them.

Let me say the bars are great. Notice less tiring of the hands and arms and the bike dives in and out of turns much better since the switch. I honestly was just looking for something that would help with the arm fatigue but these bars and the stem, do not know which is playing the bigger role, really has improved my handling and riding quality...up and down hill. I did my research and most forum feedback stated you would not see much difference in bars, but i see a huge difference between the enve and bontrager. Might have been similar feeling with the Easton, I do not know as i have never ridden with easton bars, but i have no regrets forking the extra money for the enve's. Again, great bars, really improved ride...and thomson stems are all they are talked up to be as well. If you are upgrading let me say you need to give these a look...very impressed and happy with them.
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Old 07-09-11, 03:46 PM   #2
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Were your old bars the same width?
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No...they were slightly shorter (680) with a 17 degree sweep. The enve bar is 700 mm and with a 9 degree sweep.
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