I’m currently running a Race Face Next R 35 handle bar and Turbine Stem - it’s way too stiff. I’m never been super sensitive to that sort of thing and sort have scoffed at other expensive solutions, but I’m over it now. I want something more forgiving. I’ll be trail riding and racing occasionally, I don’t necessarily need DH rated bars or any thing over 780 width.
I know Jonathan recommends an ENVE bar, I’ve heard him mention it on several occasions on the podcast but I cannot remember the model. Can someone help remind me?
I’ve also heard great things about the OneUp bar, they are back ordered and I’d like to get something sooner than later.
Is it a matter of 31.8 versus 35.0? I know the OneUp bar is 35.0 (appealing because I wouldn’t need a new stem).
Thanks for your recommendations, I’m even very open to an aluminum option if it has good characteristics.