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    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
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    What's up with this bar? It's a carbon fiber riser bar that everyone and their grandmother is selling for < $70. I've seen it on sale between $59 -$79, but most seem to be $69. Colorado Cyclist has it for $59. This is almost too good for me to pass up. Any reason why I shouldn't get it?

    Edit.. that should be the MonkeyLite (EC-70) not the SL (EC-90). The EC-90 is on sale at a few places for about $79, but I don't see it being worth the 15g savings
    Last edited by cryogenic; 12-17-04 at 01:24 AM.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    Other than the fact that I personally have more confidence in my Maxm bars. Not really
    http://www.maxmcomponents.com/pages/handlebars.html

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    Withdrawal Symptoms! Cornish_Rdr_UK's Avatar
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    Make sure the bars are right for you though, the main idea of bars uisnt to savwe weight (although its a nice perk) make sure they are the correct shape and degree for you, or you'll waste you money

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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    I dont know about riser bars as i use flat bars but the EC-90 drops 15 or 20 grams becuase the length of the bar is reduced.

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    Union of the Cow justsomeguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cryogenic
    What's up with this bar? It's a carbon fiber riser bar that everyone and their grandmother is selling for < $70. I've seen it on sale between $59 -$79, but most seem to be $69. Colorado Cyclist has it for $59. This is almost too good for me to pass up. Any reason why I shouldn't get it?
    There have been a number of instances of cracks developing in the newer Monkeylites.

    I had it happen to two bars.

    Maxm = no problems.

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    Or you could just get a Scandium Bar...

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