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Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

Postby jakemoore » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 pm

downunder wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 am

Sorry sunshine, do you actually ride a bike with a bare carbon handle?
Who could imagine a cyclist purchasing a bar with a moulded EVA grip like the common kite bars? LOLOL

Sure many use grip tape or a grip that can be replaced. I'm fond of gauze hockey tape myself. One beauty of a naked bar is you can add grip if you want in the color and style you want. Or you can go naked.

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Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

Postby xulpix » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 am

Ok guys....I started that post to know who’s ever tried ENATA bar system.... not where can I have a carbon bar, not is that image of a bar is good, not how could we make what I see a less slipery bar :


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Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

Postby elguapo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:38 pm

I have the carbon bar and spreader.
i wanted it for lightweight travel..but the quick-release on the bar is the biggest benefit imo...effective yet super simple to use.

the bar is 60cm wide i believe.....but CRAZY light.
i havent weighed it but it *seems* more lightweight than my core sensor2 bar

I ordered the spreader bar in size small. i'm 175 pounds and my waist is 32... i've only used it with a drysuit(and layers) so i can't say if i would have been better off with their small or large sizes.
i use the spreader bar with a seat harness only so far... a Power Clip Lock Buckle or something similar would be nice to get it on/off quickly

I've used the bar with with 8-12m foil kites so far..
i got it with 15m lines(been using line extensions)
i have not been aggressive and attempt to sky with it (yet)
i used it both with enathas bar and attached to a rope slider

maybe i'm not most "handsy" with a control bar.. but EVA grips is not exactly something i ever thought about (or need)
the diameter is perfect for me and i have not noticed fatigue or anything.
frankly in my hands it feels no different as my trusty core sensor bar....except it is 60cm wide

also... the carbon FLOATS.
imo, all that excess material on a kitebar that already floats isnt necessary.

for the price.. i thought (and still think) this bar/spreader combo is a great value.

i love the bar so far (but i dont believe in limited use i can give an accurate review..maybe after the summer)
biggest negative is the complete lack of documentation..

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