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cutting carbon bars?

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I just got a pair of easton monkeylite carbon bars. can I cut them down?
how would I go about doing so?
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how wide are they? give them a try!
otherwise tape the cut area , use the most teeth per inch blade you can find, be careful.
A regular hacksaw with fine tooth blade works fine (Did my Monkeylite DH that way)

I didn't tape the area, it's probably not a bad idea but I doubt it matters much on Easton bars given they don't have a carbon weave layer.
I cut some down with a Dremel a while back. Then read that it's bad to breathe in CF dust. Probably best wearing a mask while you do it.
I use a regular ol' 32 tpi hacksaw blade to do the actual cutting. I cover the cut area with blue painters tape and then mark the cut line on the tape. Cut then sand ends.

Same process for carbon steer tubes.

Have fun.

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