PSA Easton Haven Carbon Bar
Suggest no more than 4nmn at the stem (spec for Thomson stem for example) and use carbon assembly paste (Finish Line, Tacx etc). Also use carbon paste for lock on grips and controls. Use a fair amount and wipe off excess with a damp rag.
What you don’t want is for dry clamped areas to slip, rotate and score the carbon with a nice cut line creating a possible weakness and leading to eventual fracture. I suspect that most cases of carbon bar failure are a result of this sort of line scoring or just plain overtightening.Posted 3 years agochipMember
Mine arrived yesterday, and was surprised by how scruffy looking it was under the finish.
It is perfectly formed and finished to the touch , but there are several thin wobbly lines that practical run from one end to the other.
It does not compromise the bars in anyway and once mounted and furnished most of them will be covered .Posted 3 years ago
Not bothered about them snapping as will be using a raceface turbine stem, dangers my middle name.jimwMember
use carbon assembly paste
How many people do this?
I do, mostly because I was told to by my LBS when I got the first set of carbon bars a few years back- and he managed to sell me some carbon paste as a result. Probably used about 0.05% of the tube in five years ( that may be a slight underestimate, but you get my drift…)Posted 3 years agochipMember
The instructions say to use carbon paste on the stem/bar interface but does not say to use on bar furniture .
It does say max torq for levers 3nm, but to tighten stem to torq settings provided by your stem manufacturer.Posted 3 years ago
Which I think on my turbine is 7 of the top of my head which I thought may be excessive, but will follow when I get around to fitting.crashtestmonkeyMember
ritchey torque key, ~£14 at various outlets.Posted 3 years agoretro83Member
crashtestmonkey – Member
ritchey torque key, ~£14 at various outlets.
Thanks, but looks like 4 and 5 nm only? Post above says 3nm needed for the brakes etc. 🙁 Does 1nm make any difference? I have no idea what that actually is.Posted 3 years agotorsoinalakeMember
Just to add to this PSA, CRC have Haven Stems for £24 to match your new bars – only in Silver though:Posted 3 years ago
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