I've got a Specialized carbon handlebar on my 04 Stumpy and every so often I imagine going through a rock garden or somesuch other nightmare and having my carbon bars fail for no reason. The image is of me eating my Thomson stem with my teeth.
Do you trust your carbon bar indefinitely? Any evidence that I shouldn't? I'm sure I've dumped the bike a few times, though not sure what if any hit the bars have taken. I'm thinking about stepping up to a 31.8 stem/alloy bar combo since my setup is a 25.4 anyway.