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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on Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.