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    CAT6 UTP 568B thewalrus's Avatar
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    Easton EC90 carbon track bar photo

    Easton says it's 300 grams lighter, and stiffer than the same size of steel track bar...

    I see one online for $389 US, or 180 british pounds. That's some money for a bar, comparing with road, it's priced up there with Cinelli and Kuota integrated stem-bar combos.

    Has anyone tried one of these?


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    Yes. My sponsor got one in a fit of madness, couldn't sell it, and then offered it to me to try out. It's the same shape as a B123, it's actually stiffer (if you can imagine that), and it's about half the weight. Easton warranties it for life, I believe -- certainly it put up with a couple keirin crashes without hassle. It's very beefy and tough. The only issue with these bars (other than the humongous price) is the 31.8 mm clamp dimension -- if you ride a Look 496, you are dependent on one of very few prototype stems that Easton made to fit that particular bike with its nontraditional stem mounting.

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    Skidmaster teadoggg's Avatar
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    Drool... Man, I'd love to have one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4
    -- if you ride a Look 496, you are dependent on one of very few prototype stems that Easton made to fit that particular bike with its nontraditional stem mounting.
    Remind me when I can afford one of those bikes in 10 years to spend the extra $400 and buy that bar instead of using my trusty and crusty Nitto steel one that will prolly out last me

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    I have one, it was a gift. My bike weighs twenty pounds with it installed. Don't really notice a difference but dang, one has to be careful not to scratch those things.

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