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    Monkey Lite SL EC90 + Syntace F99...

    I'm thinking about picking up the F99 but I'm a little worried about the two-piece stem clamp... Is that enough surface area to keep the handlebar in place? I'm about 175lbs. and I only ever ride XC (no jumping or big drops) and I'm a bit worried that something may break or slip.

    Also, what spec should the bolts be torqued to for this combo?

    BTW, I know I've been asking alot of questions lately, so I'd like to thank everyone thats been helping me out!

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    I've been using a Ritchey WCS stem with a similar clamp design and I've had no problems (with a carbon wrapped bar). Works just fine.
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    I am using the F99 stem with my Easton EC90 25.4 carbon bar with no issues.

    What I have done with all my F99 stems and Easton carbon bars (4 road set ups and 2 mountain bike set ups and yes I own 6 bike all of them have F99 stems and Easton bars) is take the clamps and sand them down to get rid of any of the sharp edges. I just followed the recommendations from Easton about the torque and you will be fine.

    This combo is one of the best bang for the buck light weight combos going.

    Edit: I am 180 lbs and do small jumps on my XC 18 lbs build and have never had the handlebars move yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdc88
    I am using the F99 stem with my Easton EC90 25.4 carbon bar with no issues.

    What I have done with all my F99 stems and Easton carbon bars (4 road set ups and 2 mountain bike set ups and yes I own 6 bike all of them have F99 stems and Easton bars) is take the clamps and sand them down to get rid of any of the sharp edges. I just followed the recommendations from Easton about the torque and you will be fine.

    This combo is one of the best bang for the buck light weight combos going.

    Edit: I am 180 lbs and do small jumps on my XC 18 lbs build and have never had the handlebars move yet.

    That's one reassuring statement perhaps particularly the part when you have stated that you are 180 p0under guy! I'm using same combo as well for about more than 2years already with zilch problems/ issues....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onie
    That's one reassuring statement perhaps particularly the part when you have stated that you are 180 p0under guy! I'm using same combo as well for about more than 2years already with zilch problems/ issues....
    I have been using some variation of the same combos for the last year (F99 with old EC90 flatbar, F99 with Schmolke SL, F99 with a new EC70 CNT flatbar) and I weigh 200 lbs, do drops, the odd 1-2 foot jump and lots of commuting. I also have bar ends (hence the failure of the first 2 bars). I tend to pull rather hard on the bar ends when I climb, and I have never had a bar fail at the stem, or had it move in any way shape or form.

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    Another one! Great! Thanks, Jacques!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcatienza
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    Another one here too! F99 Ti bolts and EC 70 handlebar. Great so far.

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    Here is something that is more affordable.

    KCNC SC Wing, 25.4mm 99 grams
    KCNC SC Bone Scandium flat 25.4mm handlebar 117 grams. It's 600mm wide. So chop some off to like 540mm wide like average bars and the weight is probably around the same as the Easton EC90XC

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    Sauser uses Syntace F99 stem and duraflite handlebars
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    F99 + EC 90 Carbon bar since January 2005 = zero problems.

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