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Can I use clip-on time trial bars on Specialized Carbon handlebars?

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2013 10:40AM PDT
Clip on aero-bars should be never be used with Specialized carbon handlebars .

The clamping surface on carbon bars is designed to take a uniform force around its circumference, like that exerted by a stem. Aero bar clamps not only place forces on an area of the bar that is not designed to withstand clamping forces, but the concentrated pressure of the angled clamps will crush the carbon bars and seriously affect the integrity of the bar.
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