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    Shifter clamp bolts too tight?

    Is anyone else running into this? I got a new carbon handlebar, new stem and grips in today and wanted to install them. Unfortunately the torx bolts on the X7 shifter clamps are so tight it's twisting and distorting the torx bit I have.

    Any ideas?

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    There should be some thread exposed on the bolts between the clamp. Put some oil or chain lube in there and let it soak in a while then try again. Use a liberal amount of lube.

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    I agree. I found mine to be super tight when replacing my handlebar. However, I was using a socket torx so I was able to break it loose without bending the bit.

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    I ended up getting it off. I had grabbed a T20 by accident instead of a T25.

    The new ControlTech carbon bar is SO NICE. Just took a ride on some local trails and there's a noticeable difference in weight and vibration isolation.

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    Here's the "after" view:

    _DSF3020

    Controltech Carbon Bar

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    Nice! Looks great!
    Money doesn't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike, and that is pretty close.

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    Thanks! Now to decide which trails to ride this weekend.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4

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    Like! Looks great. Carbon bars are a great upgrade both visually and functionally!

    Jeremy
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