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    I need some carbon handlebar recomendations.

    I just bought a new bike and I don't like the Fsa Omega bars that are on it, they are a little narrow on the tops to whats on my other bikes, and they flex a little when I stand to pedal. So I would like something thats carbon an a little wider on the tops and a little stiffer. No aero bars please, I like the look and price of the Easton ec-70, and my bike fitter said they would work for me on reach and drop(I prefer compact) I just don't know if they would be wider on the tops than the Fsa Omega, also I'm not a weight weenie but would like a bar in the easton ec-70 weight range, any suggestions

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    Bars are a pretty personal choice... Ritchey has a variety of shapes, you may want to check their line out.

    http://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/road-bike/handlebars

    Aftermarket, 3T bars seem to get mentioned a fair amount, maybe check those, too?

    Thickest handlebars I've ever been on are Shimano PRO Vibe bars i think. Latest carbon version:
    http://www.pro-bikegear.com/global/e..._HA_VIBECARBON

    Personally I prefer alloy bars, but I have multiple ones with Ritchey "Logic II" shape.
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    If you like 46cm (they do flare so the top is less) this is a great deal (even better of you spend $150):

    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...r/rp-prod35554

    I have these bars, it's not super compact at 130mm, they're very light, but ymmv.
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    Ha, may have totally misinterpreted what you meant by "wider"... sorry. Same suggestion stand, though.

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    I have a set of FSA bars that are 44's and measure like a 42 at the hoods which I just changed. Nice bars other than the width. The bar I switched to are Ritchey WCS EVO Curve. Another option in their line which adds some more comfort in the drops is the WCS EVO Max, same profile on the tops and sweep but a little flare in the drops. The EVO Max is discontinued but you can find them new on the web if you search. I have a set on my gravel bike and they are very nice also. They have a Carbon version of the curve too if you want that, but the aluminum are already fairly light.

    https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/bi...urve-handlebar

    https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...road-handlebar
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    I really like the Ritchey stuff as well. I've got superlogic evocurve bars on a couple of my bikes and they're really comfortable. A good carbon handlebar shouldn't flex.


    https://us.ritcheylogic.com/us_en/su...urve-handlebar

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    I have the 46cm EC70 on my Synapse. I've been happy with it. The bar that came on the bike was generic and the EC70 is stiffer but does flex slightly when I stand and pedal. I'm fairly big though, 6'3" and 235lb. It did help out a bit with buzz and fatigue, especially on chipseal.

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    I wasn't very clear on what I meant by wider. I meant bars that might be a little wider on the tops than what I got (44cm Fsa Omega), and that are not aero bars, but thanks for the replys

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