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Australian Mountain Bike - - Between The Tape - BRYN ATKINSON Norco Fac­tory Rac­ing

COCKPIT: Ren­thal FatBar Al­loy and Car­bon. 31.8mm clamp and 30mm rise. ON BAR WIDTH:

“Like any­thing it just comes down to test­ing, ev­ery­one is go­ing to be dif­fer­ent. It comes down to body size, height, shoul­der width etc. Also the height of the front end of your bike. I ride 770mm bars on my Range, Sight, and Au­rum. And 740mm on both my Op­tic (slalom bike) and dirt jumper.”

CLAIRE WHITEMAN Liv/SRAM

COCKPIT: Truvativ Descendant Al­loy 760mm bar and 40mm stem.

ON CAR­BON VS AL­LOY:

“For the ev­ery­day rider I would say there aren't any huge ben­e­fits of car­bon. Of course there will be a weight dif­fer­ence and a slight change in feel but I find with car­bon bars you need to look after them bet­ter, keep a closer eye on torque set­tings, re­place them more of­ten and don't crash or scratch them.”

CUR­TIS KEENE S-Rac­ing

COCKPIT: Ren­thal Fatbar Car­bon 31.8 with 30mm rise, 770mm width with 50mm Apex stem. ON WIDTH:“I think width is a pro­por­tional

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