CF bars with Alu stem
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    CF bars with Alu stem

    Is it advisable to mix a CF handlebar with an Aluminum stem??

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    Should be fine as long they are properly prepped and installed.

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    Absolutely no issue. The clamping force needs to be the same, whether the stem is carbon or aluminum.
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    My setup has been that way for years with no issues, just use a torque wrench when tightening the bolts
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROAD&DIRT View Post
    My setup has been that way for years with no issues, just use a torque wrench when tightening the bolts
    This.

    Don't ever guess when torquing CF bars. In fact, don't ever guess torquing anything that has a recommended torque.

    Also, use the appropriate paste on the contact areas, or whatever is spec'd for the bars.

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