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    New carbon bars with built-in rough section

    Hi all. My new renthal fatbar lites come with a rough section in the middle. Does this mean I don't need carbon paste?
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    Kes
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    That's the intent, though I don't use carbon paste clamping carbon bars anyway.
    Do the math.

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    I'd put it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    That's the intent, though I don't use carbon paste clamping carbon bars anyway.
    Any reason why not?
    Kes

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    I don't use carbon paste either. Never really used it.

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    Pretty much the only place I use it is on carbon seatposts or aluminum seatposts in carbon frames. On the bar clamp, it's OK but haven't needed it for any reason, road drop bars or mtb. Some manufacturers say not to use in between the stem and carbon steerers.

    Some droppers get sluggish if the set post clamp is too tight and carbon paste can help prevent the seatpost from slipping with less clamp pressure.

    Usually the best thing to do is look at the installation instructions for the item and follow the recommendations with respect to grease, carbon paste, torque, etc...
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Pretty much the only place I use it is on carbon seatposts or aluminum seatposts in carbon frames. On the bar clamp, it's OK but haven't needed it for any reason, road drop bars or mtb. Some manufacturers say not to use in between the stem and carbon steerers.
    No need for it! Put those things on and go shred!

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    Agree with the posts above. I've never used it on bars but always on carbon seatposts.

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    Thanks all,
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