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    Lock-on grips and carbon bars

    So I have a new set of Havoc carbon bars and installed some ODI lock-on grips. I have been able to get them somewhat secured with friction paste, but it seems like they require a lot more torque to get them secure than I would have expected.

    Anyone else find that ODI's take a good amount of torque to secure on carbon?

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    Put some grease on the bolt that goes on the locking ring for a bit more sqeeze and a true torque reading.
    Some carbon bars come with a metal ring on the inside of the ends that must be used if you're running bar ends. You can get some of those rings, or any pipe 3/4"-1" long, that fits snugly, and stick it in there so the outer ring has something to sqeeze.
    That's all I got for ya.
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    My new ODI Ruffians snugged down fairly well on my Monkeylites. I had no issues. Snugged them just enough so they didnt spin. Didnt want to "ham-fist" them thats for sure.

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    be careful torquing bolts on carbon. very easy to crush a carbon h-bar by overtightening bolts.

    torque specs are there for a reason. I second the bars with metal rings on the end if you need more torque to clamp something down.

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    Race Face Strafes on my carbon Monkey lites, just snugged 'em tight, no problems.

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    There are no torque values for the ODIs. They just say "don't over tighten."

    When I put them on, I smeared a little friction paste on the clamp and the spot on the bar where the clamp goes and used a small allen wrench to tighten the clamps. I basically kept tightening until the grip wouldn't move . . . the clamps are essentially completely closed and the wrench flexed a bit in the final turn. Sound too tight? No noises were heard and the grips seem pretty snug.

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