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    Anyone ride Truvativ bars?

    I am wondering why there is such a huge price discrepancy between easton handle bars and truvativ bars of similar style and material? I am buying some new straight bars and I can get the truvativs for 60 dollars less. they are within 10g in weight. Are the truvativs secretly crappy bars? If they're as strong as the eastons I'll be getting a pair. I have a feeling it's marketing hype driving the eastons up
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    Easton is a premium bar made with premium material using premium processes. Truvativ bar is a bar. A meh bar. Also, instead of comparing grams, compare width, rise, upsweep and backsweep - - much more important numbers.

    My Yeti came with a Truvativ bar. It was ok but a bit narrow. I ditched them quickly for my used Sunline bars until I could get Renthal FatBar Lites.

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    Hello again Dminor. You're responding to my various entry level questions a lot. Thanks

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    Not sure which bars you are specifically looking at, but may also check out Crank Brothers Cobalt 2 bars. I bought a set off Amazon for a pretty good deal. THey have a lot of positive reviews, and they've been great so far. They have a flat bar and small rise, as well as different widths.
    As for Truvativ, I run one of their stems and its awesome. I think they put out decent products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_Henry View Post
    Hello again Dminor. You're responding to my various entry level questions a lot. Thanks
    I'm a bit blunt at times but I try to be helpful.



    It's my personal opinion that contacts points (you to your bike, the bike to the ground) are the most important points of a bike that affect your overall riding experience; so they are the items not to skimp on and to get right. Tires that grip, handlebars and stem that place your hands "just right" and give you the most control, grips, saddle, pedals - - all items that mean more in the long run than how much your wheels weigh or whether your drivetrain is LX or XTR (or X5 or XO).
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    carbon or alum? had great luck with Truvativ - look at the Noir line. Easton is over priced IMO.

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    FWIW, Pricepoint has some pretty decent deals on Easton bars right now - - like EA50 Monkey Bars for $30:

    Bars & Stems | Easton Deals | Discounted Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes and Cycling Gear at PricePoint.com

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