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easton carbon bars(9 posts)

easton carbon barsfuzzybunnies
May 9, 2001 8:40 PM
Has anyone used a regular single bolt stem on the easton carbon handlebars. I know the warrenty says not to but the removable plate stems all seem to be threadless stems and I'm sticking with threaded. Just curious how hard it was to get the stem around the curves with out scratching the bars. TTFN
try 3ttt motusdash
May 9, 2001 10:03 PM
3ttt motus is a quill stem and has a removable plate.

happy riding-
re: easton carbon barsdug
May 10, 2001 7:40 AM
Ta Ta
re: easton carbon barsclass
May 10, 2001 8:28 AM
Fuzz is back...where ya been? I hope you size the bars better than your bike.
Fuzzy, here is the problem.Ian
May 10, 2001 8:45 AM
It is not so much scratching the bars when feeding through the stem, although that is a concern. The biggest problem is the uneven clamping pressure on the bars and the tendency of that clamp to have a lip at the closing point and not be round. Carbon is not strong with uneven clamping pressure and can fail. And if the stem is the type where the bolt pulls up and in instead of into a circle, the stem will dig into the bar and the epoxy causing a failure. There are a few threaded brands out there that use a removable faceplate, try one of those.

May 10, 2001 11:52 PM
This was kind of the answer I was looking for, guess I'm gonna go with the 3t motus stem. TTFN
re: easton carbon barsLarry Meade
May 10, 2001 10:55 AM
Check out the Salsa stems. They make their new Stiff Upper Lip in both quill style and threadless.

thats the best way to break that barcarbonguy
May 10, 2001 5:31 PM
single bolt stems and aero bars are the best way to break that bar. I wouldn't worry about scratching it but you can score it. The only thing worse then a failure at your stem and bar is one at your seat post
Profile H2OMade in Taiwan
May 10, 2001 12:27 PM
profile h2o is threaded and has removable face plate for easy installation