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    Handlebar stem question.

    Ok so I got this carbon fiber handlebar from China
    K Force XC Riser Bar 31 8 x 640mm Carbon Handlebar Black 6 Degree Sweep | eBay
    For around $30. Problem my stem does not fit it.

    What stem fits this thick bar? The bar is stick around the area where stem attaches, other size is normal. Or does this suck and I should just use my original metal handlebar ?

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    Buy a stem for a 31.8mm handlebar. Huge amount to choose from. One example picked at random Ritchey Comp 4-Axis Black Stem
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    Thank you. Do you think the handlebar is good enough and wont brake in my bands on first tide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spetsnaz View Post
    Thank you. Do you think the handlebar is good enough and wont brake in my bands on first tide?
    No Idea. I am sure many people are happy to use them. I am not one of those people. Most of the reports I have read the users seem happy with "cheap carbon" parts/frames out of China.


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