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    Integrated Carbon Bar & Stem? Feedback?

    Seems hokey. But if done right could be stiffer, save weight and less parts, no more stripped stem screws, etc... Does any one have any feed back on these? Doesn't seem like any reputable companies are making them. If you find one that matches the set-up that's right for you, why not? The main disadvantage I see is that if you break it, you're out a stem and a bar. But you will always have your current bar/stem setup sitting in the shop right?
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    Not being able to fine tune the angle of the handlebar within the stem would drive me nuts.

    If you're stripping stem screws you have other problems.

    Not for me.

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    What do you intend to put this setup on? Maybe this should be in the weight weenie forum! I haven't had any problems stripping stem bolts on my Thomson stems ever.
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    Dumb as hell. But I can see the super roadie guys who dabble in mountain biking being attracted to them.

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    No, I don't have a problem stripping stem screws. I don't intend to put this set-up on anything currently. I was just perusing the net for some carbon flat bars for my SS and kept coming across these. They're pretty cheap so I doubt they are well made at all. I'm just curious to see if any one had any experience with these. So, nobody sees an advantage to this at all? If you found one that was a match to your ideal set-up you wouldn't be tempted to try it?
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    I see Trek/Bontrager is selling a one piece stem/bar in their XXX line for the mtb crowd...in their new "story" style book for the fall.
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