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does this cross some sort of fine line or maybe sanity?(20 posts)

does this cross some sort of fine line or maybe sanity?Jekyll
Jul 22, 2002 7:23 AM
Stella Azzurra Lario Carbon Fiber Bar - MSRP $559.99 - Carbon Fiber, 175gr
I mean, most of us spend way more for this infatuation than we should but is this bar crossing some kind of fine line? $559 for a handle bar? I'm starting to believe that high end manufacturers think that most of us must have worked in purchasing for the Pentagon previous to our cycling obsession.
Well, just my opinion, but...cory
Jul 22, 2002 7:26 AM
Anybody who'd spend $600 for a handlebar ought to be locked up for his own protection.
relativitySteveO
Jul 22, 2002 10:15 AM
(i feel the same about those who spend more than $50.)
Oops, paid $55 for mine...nmelviento
Jul 22, 2002 1:18 PM
Hah! I saw this in the latest Performance Bike catalog. (nm)jtferraro
Jul 22, 2002 7:32 AM
No-they just know we are obsessed. nmMXL02
Jul 22, 2002 7:36 AM
Sad thing is...at least one of us will buy it! (nm)JBurton
Jul 22, 2002 7:44 AM
yes, and there are better CF bars for lessTig
Jul 22, 2002 7:44 AM
The TTT Carbon More Bar is $150 less, yet is only 15 grams heavier. It even has a better ergo shape. I still wouldn't pay $350 though!
Find my eastons pretty comfy. I think I paid about 125. (nm)djg
Jul 22, 2002 7:47 AM
Wow, where do I send my check! Not. " nm"Juanmoretime
Jul 22, 2002 7:50 AM
Don't know. I guess if you're not sending the check, then thedjg
Jul 22, 2002 9:12 AM
question of "where" becomes less important.
I've heard good things about the EC-90's from friends. -nmTig
Jul 22, 2002 12:30 PM
yes, and there are better CF bars for lessJekyll
Jul 22, 2002 7:55 AM
You can buy that one for $225 from Total Cycling (they claim 200gr). Actually been thinking about that one.. If my girlfriend would find out that I paid $225 + shipping for a handle bar I would be locked out of my own house...
If there was no demand, they probably wouldn't produce it... nmtz
Jul 22, 2002 8:14 AM
some idiot will buy it (nm)ColnagoFE
Jul 22, 2002 8:26 AM
I got one...seyboro
Jul 22, 2002 9:42 AM
... on my beach cruiser, was kinda hard to get that drinkholder-thingie with the beer hugger on, though!!
I got one...Dave Hickey
Jul 22, 2002 1:42 PM
The drink holder was no problem. I had problems with the bell and horn. I was afraid of damaging the carbon when I clamped them. :-)
re: does this cross some sort of fine line or maybe sanity?PEDDLEFOOT
Jul 22, 2002 9:28 AM
They are pretty. Until you wrap them in 15.00 worth of Cinnelli tape and nobody knows the difference.Including the DUMMY who would buy them!!!!!
geez, and I thought the EC90 was expensive! (nm)gregg
Jul 22, 2002 9:56 AM
too much for even meDougSloan
Jul 22, 2002 2:40 PM
I blow tons of money on new bike stuff. The problem with this part, as I see it, is that comparable products are available for much less money. I don't mind paying lots for something unique or that has some advantage, but the extra cost per gain here is pretty darn high. I have the Kestrel EMS on one bike and the Easton on another, and they are fine carbon bars. Not quite as light, but it seems like 25 grams, at most, reduced here costs around $400. That's a tough one to swallow.

Just wait, they'll be selling for half that in a year.

Doug