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Stem and Handlebar Compatibility(3 posts)

Stem and Handlebar CompatibilityOnYourLeft
Nov 1, 2003 8:06 PM
Can a stem with a 25.8 clamp be used on a 26.0 carbon handlebar?
re: Stem and Handlebar Compatibilityrussw19
Nov 1, 2003 11:01 PM
Yes, as long as the bolt will still fit in far enough to have a few threads grab when you tighten it. Be sure you lightly spread the clamp when you install the bar and make sure you don't scratch it when you are putting it on.

open face??C-40
Nov 2, 2003 7:03 AM
Presuming that you are using an open-face stem, then the two sizes can be used interchangeably.

I wouldn't use a carbon bar in a closed face stem, particularly one of the wrong size.