Reliability of carbon under scrutiny

How many samples of the same handle bar can really withstand off-road punishment? BIKE magazine gave the answer in the most extensive test of handle bar reliability to date:
For the first time four (!) samples of each bar model have been tortured with six different load models for 150.000 changes of load. The result: a big loser may hide among some manufacturer’s samples!

12 handle bars tested
'bike' 12/06
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The legendary BIKE handle bar test:

The largest collection of data independent of manufacturers. To enable a direct comparison between aluminum bars and other, older models you will find the two previous BIKE tests below.
22 bars tested
'bike' 10/02
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26 bars tested
'bike' 05/99
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