evan wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:14 pm
No, don't have any blisters and don't know of anyone riding bare carbon bars that has. Also ride as much with bare hands as possible, meaning every day with 7deg C or more.
Bicicles and F1 cars have much more vibrations and forces involved compared to kiting so they benefit from some kind of shock absorbtion in the steering wheel.
The main reason to put some kind of layer on an aluminium bar, besides visuals, is for insulation as aluminium is a very good heat conductor while a carbon composite is an insulator.
Meaning that a carbon bar does not suck the heat out of your hands and a naked aluminium bar does feel very cold.
Just look at SUP paddles, notice they also don't have any added grip besides a sanded coating on the carbon ones.
Aluminium conductivity is 210, carbon fiber naked 180, but for sure composites tend to be some % epoxy so it goes down. I do not see any commercial planes not painted in bright colors, the naked carbon wing would go wobbly asap.
Of course the blisters will not happen on a slippery surface, so there you go, sanded carbon IS a very, very slippery surface. Providing there is no death grip on the bar when you will get blisters:)
7C degrees riding in water which is the same? Whow. You guys are phenomenal. Does any of you jump over 10m, or do 720m rotations with a board off on any temp? If you do, you would know what kind of grip is needed on the bar for one hand board operation. Talk with the pros, if you don't trust me.
knotwindy, I do not need to try pulling my eye from the socket with this bottle opener. You are more than welcome to test this feature
Sounds harsh, but guys, GUYS, you were NOT hit directly into the eye with the bar end. I was. There was blood, ok. So, once going through this, of course one immediately recognizes issues. If comes from experience. The designers have no such knowledge, did not ask us of opinion. Their loss.
So go for it. Buy it. Just don't complain in here that this and that happen. I never complain afterwards, and being through a lot of injuries. A lot.