Anybody using carbon bars for CX? I know, something the CX "elites" seem to avoid. But, plenty of pro MTB racers using them. What 's your take?
Although I realize the “risk” in running carbon bars for CX, as a “lightweight” rider (125 lb) I think I may be able to safely get away with using them (aside from crashes, etc.). Considering carbon K-Force Compact Bar (40cm) with OS-99 Stem. But, am I pushing my luck? Hate to “waste” a nice bar (plus $$$ and performance). But, K-Force very tempting.
(Currently running FSA Omega Shallow Drop Bar (40cm), and OS-150 stem (90mm) – Love everything about the design and feel, just lightening up.)
Thoughts? – Insight into the strength/durability of the K-Force Compact Bar? OS-99 stem?
What's been your experience with carbon bars for CX?