Carbon Bars and Carbon Seat Post Failures

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Carbon Bars and Carbon Seat Post Failures

Postby DrDanBatchelor » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:30 pm

This year, I've treated 3 patients for injuries sustained when their carbon bars snapped and another whose seat post snapped. All 3 were injured, the worst one broke his leg. The bars used were off brand and each patient stated that if they had been using a well known brand with the reinforced area where it clamps on to the bike then they would not have had the failure. Besides using off brand bars or being overweight, another cause of carbon failure is overtightening the attachment bolts. I use the Next SL raceface 3/4" carbon bar which is nice and strong and has a good solid thickened area where it bolts on.
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Re: Carbon Bars and Carbon Seat Post Failures

Postby msteng » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Agreed. In addition to high quality and using the correct torque use carbon friction paste. I have a RaceFace SixC on my MTB and an Easton EC90 on my road bike.
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Re: Carbon Bars and Carbon Seat Post Failures

Postby SSMTBer » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:14 pm

I have had a Syntace Vector carbon bar on my mtb for over a year with no issues.
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