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Pardon my ignorance, but can you cut/trim carbon handlebars? Are there any special ways of doing it?
 

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Yes

Cut them with a thin cutting wheel on a dremel or a grinder. Tape them first and score the tape with a razor, then cut outside the score marks. Wear a mask, its dusty. Go easy, little at a time, dont burn through it or force the tool against teh material.
 

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Clean the fork cutting guide well, pick out the embedded metal pieces
Tape bar with masking tape centered over cut, 3-4 wraps should do
Line up cut in middle of tape, put in guide carefully, just enough to hold the bar
Use a very fine tooth hacksaw 25-35 tpi
Cut very slowly by allowing the weight of the saw to do the work, NO forcing
Slow down at the end
Sand with a fine grit to finish.

Cracking sounds are very bad, be careful
 

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bump and grind
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Thanks for the help everyone. I just trimmed my bars and they'r perfect now.
 
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