Clamps around carbon tubes, who would of thought carbons bars would catch on?
The front mech clamp would be the least of my worries.
I don't agree. I've seen plenty of steel and aluminium seat tubes damaged by over-tightened front mech clamps, but I've never seen a handlebar damaged by either the stem clamp or the shifter clamps - bar ends yes, but that's because it's weaker at the very end of the tube. I think the explanation is that handlebars are a thicker gauge than a seat tube (and carbon handlebars are generally aluminium-reinforced).
Bars certainly are much thicker gauge than seat tubes.
I can't recall seeing any frames 'damaged' by overtightened front mechs though, just paint.
Using a bolt in arrangement rather than clamp means a change of problem, rather than removal of a problem.
Ring clamping a carbon tube is one thing, exposing a delicate thin carbon wall to localised flex is another.
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