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    Carbon bars for SS

    So I did try to do the whole "search button" thingy but couldnt find anything on this topic...

    I picked up a set of carbon bars for a pretty good deal and am planning on throwing them on my SS... I've found my pedaling style is more of mashing and I pull pretty hard on the bars during steep climbs. Do I have anything to worry about going with carbon?

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    No- nothing to worry about- just like with dh bikes putting a lot of weight on them off big drops- ss or dh there fine

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    Aluminum bars are more prone to snap than carbon. The glue and carbon weave holds together pretty damn well!
    You will know when a carbon bar is getting tired, an aluminum bar will just snap!

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    My carbon stradtegy: use carbon paste as directed, use torque wrench, and obey to torque specs for all parts. Go.

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    Been riding carbon bars for over 10 years (4 different sets) and no problems with any of them (other than height or width as my bike set ups changed). Love them and fully agree that alu will simply break w/ little to know warning.

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    Torquing up a little power climb...
    In all fairness, the bar was 5 years old, had probably seen 12-15 brake lever changes over that time frame and innumerable crashes.
    I have a great deal of confidence in the carbon bar on my other bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post




    Torquing up a little power climb...
    In all fairness, the bar was 5 years old, had probably seen 12-15 brake lever changes over that time frame and innumerable crashes.
    I have a great deal of confidence in the carbon bar on my other bike.
    It looks like it broke where the brake lever used to be clamped?

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    How old were those bars?

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