It’s worth remembering that sweat will eat through aluminium bars.
This weekend just gone was a fast group ride, so everyone on the limit and one of the riders bars snap!!
Somehow he managed to stay up and not take down the whole bunch!
Peeling back the bar tape showed lots of white dust and very little aluminium.
He does a lot of turbo work and the sweat runs down his arm and on to the first bend in the bars, where it snapped.
Incredibly lucky to not take down 6 riders at a pace that would have hurt a lot.
So please remember to change your bar tape regularly and inspect the bars underneath!!