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St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« on: August 27, 2010, 01:25:42 PM »
is it just me, or this hadelbar realy flexes like crazy? anyone with same experience?
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Re: St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2010, 02:06:07 PM »
Interesting. I just switched back to these after riding Swiss Miss for a few months. If anything I feel like these are stiffer, but now that you have mentioned this, it will surely be stuck in my head when I go riding today.

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Re: St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2010, 07:24:54 PM »
flexes in which way?

i've been using mine for around 5 months or so.  i like the shape, sweeps, and rise but still have the fear that the junction where it meets the stem clamping area is going to snap off.

i don't do anything crazy though. no bar rides or anything.
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Re: St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 09:44:40 PM »
flexes in which way?
i've been using mine for around 5 months or so.  i like the shape, sweeps, and rise but still have the fear that the junction where it meets the stem clamping area is going to snap off.
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in wich way? every way possible and its just killing me mentaly. and that stem clamping area is a part im concern about 2. on exactly that spot my previous hadelbar failled in the midle of the link so u can just imagine what it looked like when i bailed. prety much NASTY and thats why im so worried about those bars. gues i have to start saving some money for real strong and stiff handelbars :beer:

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Re: St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 03:16:34 AM »
well i guess you ride pretty hard if you can feel them flex. i don't feel it flex but the one part just worries me.

you have the 8" rise ones right?
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Re: St Martin Eien Handlebar seems so weak!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 11:36:23 AM »
yes mine r 8" high.....