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Old 02-18-09, 05:03 PM   #1
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Brifter install on carbon bars

I have DA 7800 levers and an FSA SL-K carbon bar.

To get the optimum position(for me) for the tops(especially because they're flat and fsa puts them at a stupid angle), the hoods, and the drops I would have to install the levers just above the textured attachment area on the handlebars.

Would doing this be a huge mistake?

I just don't want to buy new bars, I really like everything else about these bars but if I can't get them to fit me correctly then I'm sol. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-18-09, 10:38 PM   #2
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I did this cos I wanted my hoods more upwards. My bars were K-Wings which has a flat section before the hood clamp section. I am guessing the FSA SL-K is similar. I knew I might scratch it but I did not mind. I just made sure clamps were in the round section and not any part of the flat section.

The only downside I noticed is the transition from the flats to the hood is a bit abrupt. The next time I tape my bars I plan on putting in some gel inserts to make it feel more natural.
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And you haven't had any slippage or ill effects due to this lever placement?
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I've put over 300 miles since this change and it has not budged one bit. FYI, I am around 135 LBs and do not pull the hoods for extra pedal force. Also the roads around here are not the smoothest.
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Thanks for the info.

I'm bout 131lbs so that should work fine for me.
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