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    New question here. Marks in S-Works carbon riser?



    I've had this in my handlebar since it was new, along with a few more similar but not as visible marks. There is an yellowish/greenish hue in these marks, like epoxy glue.

    The handlebar is about a month old.

    Should I be worried about it? Is it normal or is the bar going to break? The marks appear only on the right side of the bar.

    Do you think I should get a replacement because the marks were there already when I got the bar?

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    have it changed

    I have the same carbon bar and do not have any of these markings. I suggest you go back to where you bought it and have them replaced. Since its been only one month there should be no problems. I wouldn't mess around w/ any perceived "faulty or defective" carbon bars.

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    Thanks for the reply. My LBS looked at the pictures of the marks and they said that all their other bars had some marks too and it's perfectly normal.

    I'm not sure if I should believe them or not...

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    what would expect them to say...

    Why then does mine not have any of these marks. Its obviously a defect but how major or minor we don't know. I'd have it changed if I were you. You spent good money w/o any defects on them to pay for the part so why settle for less. Do it now while its also early.

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    I have same kind of "mark"s on my Easton EC90 flat bar, they said it's normal as well

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    It looks like...

    epoxy/glue and I wouldn't worry about it. Send that pic in to Specialized and see what they say. I've seen those same glue (?) marks on carbon bars before.

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