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I am thinking of using a pair of 26.0 Easton EC90 Equipe Pro carbon bars with a Syntace F99 or Ritchey WCS stem. I know Easton only recommends a 2-bolt stem for these bars, but I figure if I take care in prepping all surfaces and install/torque carefully I should not have a problem. I do have an old 2-bolt stem (3T Zepp) I could use, but would prefer to use a my current Syntace (or maybe a Ritchey WCS) stem.
 

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Four bolt stems require a torque wrench to install the bars because it is soooooooo easy to crank the bolts down too hard.
If you really know what you are doing, you can do it without the torque wrench.
 

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What he said. On the WCS stems, for example, the torque on the bolts (all the bolts, for that matter) is only 5nm......not a lot of torque at all. You'll live more happily and sleep more soundly having a torque wrench.
 

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There's a lot more "wiggle room" with a aluminum bar.
 
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