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The standard WCS stem is plenty stiff. I matched that stem with a "Pro" bar for safety. I really didn't feel like changing my bars every year. I'm sure professional riders have their bars changed a few times every year. That's how they can get away with using very lightweight parts. If you don't race and don't ride very hard often, the WCS bar will probably last a few years before it snaps and you fall, screaming to the pavement.(Soon to be run over by that SUV driver who is on the phone, and picking his ear.)
 

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Sure, if you feel that you want to go oversize. If you stay with the standard sizes, you'll probably save 30-40 grams. I've never seen anyone have problems with a WCS stem, standard or oversize, as long as you are very careful with the four bolts. With four bolts, it's very easy to torque them too much. If you do that, any bar may fail.
 
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