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I see we're all in full on bike-nerd mode now that we're off the trails for a few weeks. Good timing, good stuff, and way to jump the line on the bar article!
At 6'2" (188cm) and on a 500mm reach bike, I tried my Deity Black Label 800s stock (they measured 805) and hated the feel (coming from 785's). Cut down to 790 and they're perfect. I was surprised how different 15mm felt.
I roll them back to get more sweep, which helped elbow tendonitis from trail building, so I want to try 12* for my next replacement. Andrew, do you know anyone other than Syntace or SQ labs making DH-worthy 12* bars?
My criteria are DH rated, aluminum, 31.8, and at least 785mm with 30-40mm rise.
The SQ aluminum bars are so close to working, but I hesitate to go 10mm narrow. Syntace is carbon-only in the higher rise and 780. The PNW is close at 10*, 30mm and 780, plus I really like those guys and a good value. But again, only 780.
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