Re: Does Carbon Handlebar make sense if....

Motorcycles tried bigger bars, and went back to a smaller bar. The general consensus was that the bigger bar allowed the same strength at a lower weight, but the added fatigue riders experienced outweighed any potential weight savings. Tuned flex is a real thing and stiffer stops being better at some point. I think our industry is really embracing that at the moment. I personally have pulled back from 35mm bars, and I'm perfectly happy with my aluminum and carbon bars, though I wonder if that's a placebo.