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Old 07-02-2013, 03:53 PM
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Default Twisted Engineering - Carbon Bars

As promised, I am sharing my experience with newly acquired and installed Twisted Engineering carbon fiber bars. I will provide pictures soon.
I am a Chiropractor and use my hands to make a living. I have been battling extreme wrist pain this reintroduction to hare scrambling and enduro racing with the 45mm zoke shivers.

1st; Doug at Twisted Engineering very nice and helpful.
2nd; bars delivered safely and quickly.
3rd; rode 2 hours saturday with 50+ B and 30+ A rider; No vibration tingeling and no sharp edge rock stabbing at my wrist. I felt better sunday morning than I did Saturday morning before riding.

I ordered the 3x (most flex) and KTM low bend. Came off renthal twin wall carmichael bend. This bend is now my absolute favorite. May be too straight for some but improved my single track speed by at least 20%. You do not; repeat, do not feel any flex while riding. Even though these are the 3x, they still provide a very firm feel. Not mushy like other types of impact absorbing systems.

Like I told fred1956 this morning; If someone steals my bike, these handelbars will be one of the first things I order. I am elated that I will be able to continue to ride as aggressive and as often as I like and still make a living not in pain and not have to spend another $600 on suspension.

Summary;
pro; quality product, flex in every direction, light, attractive, they work.
con; $400 with guards (cheaper than not being able to work).


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Old 07-02-2013, 05:46 PM
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Nice report.

$400, with guards, eh? I thought they were a bit cheaper.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:50 PM
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Nice report.

$400, with guards, eh? I thought they were a bit cheaper.
$300 without guards, but the guards are full wrap with deflector shields ($125 anywhere else). Not a bad piece of kit, if/when I sell my wee YZ80, that is what I will order. However, my forks are pretty darn good, I better ride it a couple more times to get the feel for them. On my old 2002 with the WP's I should have bought them, but I am on to newer bikes.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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Nice report.

Phil, you sound stoked with the 2011!
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:27 PM
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I want to get a set of these for my 2011 ec250. What bar should I order to keep the same sweep as my stock Hebo bars and what height. I would like to go 1/2 - 3/4 inch higher. If they don't have a set with the same sweep I would opt for a set with less sweep
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:16 AM
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Thanks for sharing. At 63 and a half my joints are starting to protest. Keep us posted on your likes/dislikes please. My concern are the handguards moving in a crash or weakening the bar ends.
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Bar Bend specifications;
http://www.twistedengineering.com/pd...D_SPECS_v3.pdf

They have a "try our bars" program. Try it out, don't like it, send it back. That's pretty confident on their part. How many times have you seen that? If only my ex-wife had made me that deal.
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I'm liking the bend on the 2011 GG Race. Which is that on the Twisted Scale?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:44 PM
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what brand and model bars are they. eg my 2011 300 six days had renthall twin walls 997 I think = carmichael bend
802mm width
99mm height
54mm sweep (12 degree)
110mm clamping area
200mm grip/perch area

my opinion is that the noticeable difference in bars is in height and sweep.
KTM bars run 38-42mm or 10 degrees sweep, CR high 62mm or around 15 degrees, yz 10 degrees, reed/windham 14 degrees

pro taper has slightly different numbers

straight/low = ktm
swept/low = mcgrath
swept/tall = cr high
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These bars sound great. I was considering flexx bars. My problem is not with my wrists but my shoulders. A torn rotator cuff on the right and dislocated on the left. Sometimes I can't lift my arms above my head after a day of riding.
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