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I use it for gravel/cross racing and do well on it. It has a custom Ti stem with extra rise which is comfortable especially in the drops where I have better control. At 46 years old the added rise is lower back-friendly, while I can still get aero in the drops.
In a recent Dirt Crit I went down in a chain reaction crash. My old aluminum Modolo drop bar broke. So I'm in the market for a new bar and am considering carbon fiber to save some weight. I'm looking at some NOS bars because I have the 26.0 clamp diameter, and it is a single bolt clamp.
My question is this... can I put a carbon fiber drop bar, such as the Easton EC90 Equipe, with my custom Ti single bolt clamp stem? I have read even of light weight aluminum bars such as the 3T Prima 220 breaking catastrophically, but that carbon tends to break more gradually and reveal damage before a sudden failure.
I've also heard that Easton required a two-bolt stem, but that it was okay to use a four bolt if torqued carefully but no mention anywhere of a single bolt clamp stem! My clamp itself is a bit wider than old road stem clamps because it's a MTB design.
Please and advise, knowledge, experience is welcomed. Thanks
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