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    Thomson carbon bars

    Anyone seen in person? I use their posts and love them. Great stems too. Wondering about the new carbon bars.

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    Yep, they are very nice. Ordered a set this week.
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    Thomson carbon bars

    Did you get your bars yet? Impressions?

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    I got them but havent been home in a month so havent unwraped them. I wont be home untill next frifay. I will update and try to get a ride in. Or vise versa.
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    just got a set in the shop. Typical Thompson quality and finish. Not superlight, but well crafted. Some carbon bars would leave me wondering, but id ride these any day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redline9k View Post
    just got a set in the shop. Typical Thompson quality and finish. Not superlight, but well crafted. Some carbon bars would leave me wondering, but id ride these any day.
    I kind of agree with you on the Thomson name just be a no brainer to put on your bike. Their stuff may not be the lightest or the cheapest, but it will probably out last many other things on your bike.

    Too bad the drop and reach is not what I like.
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    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    Well crafted... not in the USA, but in Taiwan by a faceless OEM made to their specs...

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    Thomson carbon bars are made by Toray Industries, the world's largest producer of carbon fiber products. Toray's headquarters are in Japan, and it has operations in 19 countries, including Taiwan and the USA. The company makes critical carbon fiber parts for the Boeing 787. It's not a faceless OEM.

    Toray also makes Pinarello frames.

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    I know that they use Toray carbon fiber in its construction. I was saying a that a nameless OEM factory produces it. My point of that post was showing that Thomson does not produce it in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eriku16 View Post
    I know that they use Toray carbon fiber in its construction. I was saying a that a nameless OEM factory produces it. My point of that post was showing that Thomson does not produce it in the USA.
    And your point is?

    Oh, I unwraped my bars. They are nice. Real nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eriku16 View Post
    My point of that post was showing that Thomson does not produce it in the USA.
    Does that impact the finished product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvad View Post
    Does that impact the finished product?
    Not in my opinion. They are nice.
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    i just ordered one in size 44. hoping it doesn't get over 200 grams. am replacing Zipp Contour SL Bar (size 46 out-out) which just seem a little awkwardly small in my hands. and i'm tired of waiting on the deda superleggera.
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    nice, light

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    Just got these delivered - size 44 - 187 grams (under Thomson's advertised 192 grams!)
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