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Old 12-17-04, 01:18 AM   #1
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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

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Old 12-17-04, 01:26 AM   #2
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Other than the fact that I personally have more confidence in my Maxm bars. Not really
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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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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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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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Old 12-17-04, 02:25 PM   #6
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Or you could just get a Scandium Bar...
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