I have bent handlebars a few times. At first, I thought I should buy cheap bars if I intend to keep bending them. The problem is that, the ones I am buying mus be made of warm butter. After going through 4 sets, I am wondering if more expensive ones would not have broken and actually been cheaper. What I do know: not too horrible of crashes bend the Moose steel bars easily. Will something like the MSR motion bar kit hold up significantly better, or will I just break a more expensive set. It would be nice to break something on me before breaking/bending my bars.