Renthal FatBar 36

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1/18/2020 4:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2020 6:16 AM

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36% lighter than the Fatbar, with a huge mounting diameter.

https://www.renthal.com/moto/handlebars/fatbar36

Besides the downside of needing to also buy new mounts, this could be a pretty great bar. I guess Roczen just used it in St Louis.
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1/18/2020 5:45 AM

I'm interested, but they wont work with my current XTrig Phds mounts?

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1/18/2020 5:48 AM

Reminds me of the Easton bars 20 years ago. Required a larger mount also.

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1/18/2020 5:48 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I'm interested, but they wont work with my current XTrig Phds mounts?

Same problem I would have.

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1/18/2020 6:09 AM

I'll ask the obvious question, why? What is 36% in terms of weight savings like 5 ounces?

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1/18/2020 6:15 AM

misterwaterfallin wrote:

I'll ask the obvious question, why? What is 36% in terms of weight savings like 5 ounces?

about 8 ounces

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1/18/2020 6:24 AM

$180 for a handlebar ?

Ya I’m out.

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1/18/2020 6:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2020 8:08 AM

misterwaterfallin wrote:

I'll ask the obvious question, why? What is 36% in terms of weight savings like 5 ounces?

Excellent saving as a percentage of the original component weight, especially given it is the heaviest high part. It's value will be slightly eroded by a little extra weight required for the bigger mounts.
Probably quite cost efficient a way to save half a pound as well: costs about a grand per kilogram - 2.2 lbs- on most bikes using titanium, carbon fibre, CNC machining and so on.

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If the glass is half full it's twice as big as it needs to be.

1/18/2020 6:53 AM

I just don’t see this taking off in the moto world. MTB world is a different thing when counting ounces. Flex in comparison is purely a personal choice in moto. No added performance benefit. Surely composites will be the next wave of parts, but investing technology and time into a damn good alloy bar they already make 🤔. not sure about that.

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1/18/2020 6:59 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I'm interested, but they wont work with my current XTrig Phds mounts?

DB97 wrote:

Same problem I would have.

x3

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Do It In The Dirt!

1/18/2020 7:15 AM

I think that half a pound of weight at the highest point on the motorcycle is not trivial. Regarding flex, I assume it's not just about how much it flexes, but where it flexes. Given the shape, this will likely flex totally different than the Fatbar. I do not see myself shelling out about 150 bucks for a handlebar unless it gets rave reviews.

Regardless, it's nice to see them doing development and offering something new.

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1/18/2020 10:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2020 10:36 AM

I love new products and innovation (36% lighter than the old Fatbar is impressive!) but going to a non-standard (7/8 or 28,6mm) mounting diameter is a huge risk. These bars will probably not work with my Xtrig PHDS mounts so i'm out.

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1/18/2020 10:50 AM

They look and sound great but by time buy special mounts and the bars if paying retail your at 250 bucks, screw that lol, plus I really prefer to have some piece top bar clamp so shit doesn’t twist when falling over

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1/18/2020 12:00 PM

You can get 2,5 Fatbars with price of one 36 plus will need new mountings. Its like Oakley airbrakes that you pay twice as much as any other goggles so not many will need them but will buy because Roczen or Herlings are using them.

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1/18/2020 12:45 PM

Talisker wrote:

Reminds me of the Easton bars 20 years ago. Required a larger mount also.

Yeah, they never took off and were one close out sales for years

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1/18/2020 1:13 PM

The wank of the Mtb industry is coming

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1/18/2020 6:52 PM

Chris99Flannery wrote:

The wank of the Mtb industry is coming

And, expect Renthal to introduce this new "36"mm 'standard' to MTB. It's an unrelenting quest for having a new, or your own, 'new standard'.

I thank f**k that I made my swingarms to take up to 165mm hub widths, nearly 2 decades ago. Hey, you want 130 (I think that's Hopes' 'innovation'), 135 / 142/ 148 'Boost', 150, 157DH, 'Super Boost Plus 157'......., well, here's your spacers and matching mount bolts........... w00t

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1/18/2020 11:27 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2020 11:30 PM

Proprietary bullshit. Don’t fall for the hype. The mountain bike industry did it with 35mm handlebars while many pros still prefer the old standard 31.8mm.

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1/20/2020 12:32 PM

misterwaterfallin wrote:

I'll ask the obvious question, why? What is 36% in terms of weight savings like 5 ounces?

You realize teams drill out washers to save weight, right?

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1/20/2020 12:37 PM

You guys need to keep in mind this bar is marketed towards those who need that 1% extra. Its comparable to buying ti axles.

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1/20/2020 3:06 PM

sandtrack315 wrote: Photo

36% lighter than the Fatbar, with a huge mounting diameter.

https://www.renthal.com/moto/handlebars/fatbar36

Besides the ...more

Easton already tried it

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1/20/2020 3:57 PM

At that price they should include the mounts.

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1/20/2020 4:04 PM

No thanks. I'll stick with twinwalls or fatbars.

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1/20/2020 4:05 PM

So were do you find the weights for the Renthal 7/8, Fatbar and Fatbar 36?

It's like exhaust systems they won't list the weights, just that they are lighter or my google skills suck.

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1/20/2020 4:09 PM

I was anxious for a review from pulpfertesting inc. Renthal seems to be the flavor of the year over there right now 😉

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1/20/2020 4:12 PM

Was a Renthal guy forever, then I gave the FasstCo Flexx bars an honest chance, now I can't go back to anything else.....

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1/20/2020 4:38 PM

Maverick313 wrote:

So were do you find the weights for the Renthal 7/8, Fatbar and Fatbar 36?

It's like exhaust systems they won't list the ...more

Listened to the Pulp Renthal reaction show. I want to say Paul Perebijnos said it was 240 grams lighter then a fatbar.

Doesn’t matter to me at that price they can keep it. But I’m slow.

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1/20/2020 4:40 PM

Maverick313 wrote:

So were do you find the weights for the Renthal 7/8, Fatbar and Fatbar 36?

It's like exhaust systems they won't list the ...more

Listen to the pulpmx podcast about the Dylan thing it gets discussed Paul goes into all the details

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1/20/2020 4:40 PM

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1/20/2020 5:10 PM

I already have a tough enough time getting a screwdriver in the right place at the right angle to make fork adjustments without marring up my adjustment screws.. This FATTER bar won’t help that situation.
Other than that I dig it.

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