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Carbon Wing Bars & H/Bar Tape


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I have just bought a set of carbon wing bars and am going to build the new bike on Monday. The question is - Do you tape the whole bar (including the flat wing) or stop just past the ergo's/Sti's ?

 

(I bought a used RavX Helix carbon bar if that helps)
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I suppose it's pointless paying for carbon if you can't show it off.Big%20smile

 

or if you can get aluminium that's lighter for half the price.

 

 
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I suppose it's pointless paying for carbon if you can't show it off.Big%20smile

 

or if you can get aluminium that's lighter for half the price.

 

 

 

I agree..carbon handle bars are pointless..
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All of the above comments are true except ...

 

I could not refuse the offer of the slightly used bars for R600 - (normal price abot R1600) and the stem for R200 (normal price is approx R600)!Big%20smile

 

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All of the above comments are true except ...

 

I could not refuse the offer of the slightly used bars for R600 - (normal price abot R1600) and the stem for R200 (normal price is approx R600)!Big%20smile

 

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I'll give you R1000 for the whole unit
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Okay, if it were ITM Sword or Ritchey's then okay flaunt it, but RavX??? Even Rasmussen had painted PRO just so that he does not get frowned upon.

 

 
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Mampara - I was pleasantly surprised by the quality, although they don't have the "bling" name as others. I think their products are a bit underrated. But Hey - fro R800 I can live with it !Big%20smile (now if only I can get a bargain price on a set of new and faster legs!!!LOL)

 

Besides - I also managed to get some ITM stickers from one of the TdF teams. (they also have Specialised sticker for sale !!!)WinkLOL
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How to start a hot thread - mention the word "Carbon".

 

How to kill a thread - mention "RavX" or "BBB"LOL 
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Mampara - I was pleasantly surprised by the quality' date=' although they don't have the "bling" name as others. I think their products are a bit underrated. But Hey - fro R800 I can live with it !Big%20smile (now if only I can get a bargain price on a set of new and faster legs!!!LOL)

 

Besides - I also managed to get some ITM stickers from one of the TdF teams. (they also have Specialised sticker for sale !!!)WinkLOL
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Racman, I don't have a problem with any brand and us mere mortals will never know the difference between the top and low end paets. It's jus tthat some people will pay R2000 for a RAVX carbon bar when they can get a much better Easton/Ritchey/ITM alu bar for alot less. Now if you get a RavX seatpost your bike will look nice. I always like to pair up stuff.

 

 
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Mampara - I did get a RavX carbon seatpost but I was hesitant to say so Big%20smile in case it was even more uncool. Was considering getting carbon Easton & Ritchey but the prices .... The difference in what I paid for all three items enabled me to upgrade to a Polar Cs200 and get a new pair of cycling shoes!!!Big%20smile

 

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