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JFR asked for handle bar test results...(7 posts)

JFR asked for handle bar test results...divve
Dec 11, 2003 9:47 AM
...it's way far down the list on the other page. Here's the link:

http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?11@@.efe0134/31
Sorry wrong link above...divve
Dec 11, 2003 9:50 AM
I might as well post the results here and fix a typo:)

They were quite stringent in the testing and only recommended bar/stem combos that passed the tests twice. The ones that failed any of the tests were considered not good. There was no middle ground in their final verdict.

Passed:
Cinelli Groove
Deda Newton 31
Schmolke bar/Tune stem
Syntace Racelite CD/F99 stem

Almost passed:
ITM Four 200,000(=max)/176,198

Passed once but the second test scored significantly lower:
Modolo X-tra 200,000/94,927
3T Less XL 200,000/72,433

Not passed:
Easton EC90/EA70 60.949/63,353
Ritchey WCS 31.8 52,790/56,425
Ritchey WCS 181,508/118,422
3T Forgie 126,718/190,694

Those were all the bars tested. Worth noting was that almost every manufacturer had listed the torque specs much too high, to the degree of damaging the bars and or screws/threads. By feel is still the best way to go in my opinion...then again some people simply don't have feel and wreck anything that has to be tightened:)
What does this mean?jradford
Dec 11, 2003 10:54 AM
How were the bars tested?
What is the value of the numbers?
What failed Bar, Stem, or both?
Where did you get these results?
What does this mean?divve
Dec 11, 2003 11:06 AM
It was in some thread yesterday:

http://forums.consumerreview.com/crforum?viewall@@.efe0134
Great, I picked the right barhudsonite
Dec 11, 2003 1:25 PM
I was glad to see the Deda Newton in the 'Passed' group. Was debating between the Deda, EC90 and the 3T. Guess I got lucky.

Thanks for these results.
me too!cyclopathic
Dec 11, 2003 1:43 PM
Syntace Racelite bar with Cinelli Groove stem. Still can't believe how flimsy Racelite feels in drops comparing to old trustful Cinelli Giro d'Italia 64
Yup..I'll pick up new 64 or 66 Top Ergos on Ebay rather thanSpunout
Dec 11, 2003 4:01 PM
any sub 200g bar. One more rep of intervals once per week, and I'll improve more than 50g will ever hold me back.