Carbon Vs. Aluminium Handlebars | Which Are The Strongest?

Published on October 29th 2017


Thanks to Controltech for the products used in this video. All opinions expressed are the presenter's own. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! For years now, many riders have preferred aluminium bars to carbon, as they believe the carbon bars will fail dramatically. But does this actually happen? Are carbon bars actually stronger than aluminium? Si went to the Controltech factory, and was given free reign of their fatigue and impact testing machines to test aluminium and carbon handlebars to destruction! The results were really quite surprising, make sure you take a look. Let us know whether you prefer carbon or aluminium handlebars in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... Which bars do the pros use? 📹 Choosing the right bar shape 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /