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    Trimming Handlebars

    I'm in the process of a new build and was wondering what's the best, and cleanest way to trim my new handlebar? I have an Easton Haven on my Niner Jet 9 which is 711mm wide. I like the width of it so I want to keep the new one around that mark. My new bar is a Blackspire 768, which is 760mm wide. There are markings on each end which I assume are for the purpose of cutting it down. Any recommendations for making the necessary cuts?
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    A pipe cutter. Get one at your local hardware store. You'll find a ton of uses for it even if you never cut a set of bars again.
    Go slowly, don't force it.



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    I have used a hack saw and a miter box with pretty good success. Make sure your wear a mask of some kind as you don't want to be breathing in carbon fiber.

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    I second the pipe cutter.

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    Is it carbon fiber? I thought it was aluminum. I don't know if a pipe cutter will work well on carbon fiber.

    Edit: I found this.
    Blackspire 768 Riser Handlebar | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    If that's your bar, a pipe cutter will work great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Is it carbon fiber? I thought it was aluminum. I don't know if a pipe cutter will work well on carbon fiber.

    Edit: I found this.
    Blackspire 768 Riser Handlebar | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    If that's your bar, a pipe cutter will work great.
    The Haven is aluminum, as is the Blackspire.
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    Correct, I don't think I would use it on carbon, and you would be well advised to get the proper blade for a hacksaw to cut carbon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    A pipe cutter. Get one at your local hardware store. You'll find a ton of uses for it even if you never cut a set of bars again.
    Go slowly, don't force it.




    Thanks for all the help guys. Looks like I'll be heading to the hardware store tomorrow.
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