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Old 06-09-2011, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default which wear bars on a budget, 700XCSP /w 192 studs

I realize this thread is probably akin to "what kind of exhaust on my..." thread on a car forum, but I am hoping somebody will entertain me all the same.

I have a 2000 XCSP with 192 studs and need to replace the wear bars. On a budget, what is everybody using? I don't have a problem with darting, and have used 6" carbide in the past.

Also, what is the best place to buy them? I don't have a local dealership in my area, so internet is preferred.
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woody's 6" trail at dennis kirk is about the best prices I've found and are decent bars for basic carbides.
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i run 6 in woodys and 72 studs. just put the studs in after the wear bars after winter so i will have to try it out
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woody's 6" trail at dennis kirk is about the best prices I've found and are decent bars for basic carbides.
x2, That old chassis rides on rails, you shouldn't have too many cornering problems. I ran my carbide down to nothing and the thing still handled like new.
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Studboy shaper bars. $78.00 at Smart Recreational Parts
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and my vote is for Bergstrom bars, Bergstrom Skegs | Carbides, wear bars, trail grabbers, ski savers
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On my 98 xc, I got the 6" woody's. Thing is on rails, with 96 up the center. Nice n light steering effort, caves the corners real good. I am also looking to get a new track for it, seriously looking at the 121" cobra with no studs, am interested on how that will work on my setup.
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X2 on the Bergstrom Skegs. Great product. I've had a lot better durability with Bergstrom then Woody's. The Good and Ugly start at $70. $140 for the good ones. There was a discussion earlier this year about him having a hard time getting orders out, but I'm sure that is fixed now. If the 6" worked well before I'd probably keep with that size. Bergstrom also throws in ski shims that helps eliminate darting even more.
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There was a discussion earlier this year about him having a hard time getting orders out
It's not really fixed, the guy makes a great product just can never get ahold of him.
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X2 on the Bergstrom Skegs. Great product. I've had a lot better durability with Bergstrom then Woody's. The Good and Ugly start at $70. $140 for the good ones. There was a discussion earlier this year about him having a hard time getting orders out, but I'm sure that is fixed now. If the 6" worked well before I'd probably keep with that size. Bergstrom also throws in ski shims that helps eliminate darting even more.

I ordered a set for my C & A skis a year ago, during the spring time, and they came pretty fast, so I think off season is the best time to get these. That being said, when I inspected my carbides, I was not real impressed with the welding reinforcements, or the placement of the attaching bolts, they were all off center by a noticeable amount. Maybe because he was in a hurry?? The carbides have held up good, though. Would I buy from him again...? Maybe... I like the Stud Boy shapers prolly the best, but the host bars are a little soft. They improve the handling the most (for me). I get them at Haydays, from Bristow's. I usually run ~9" with 192 studs...
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