Slit

Ask ScooterDad: Hi scooterdad what type of bars fit an ihc compression

Submitter's Name: 
Sam
Submitter's Location: 
North Yorkshire, England
Answer: 

IHC works with standard diameter bars with a slit.

Ask ScooterDad: I'm getting blunt soul bars for my fasen Raven and I'm thinking of cutting down the height of the bars, how big does the slit need to be compared to my double clamp? Thanks

Submitter's Name: 
Ben McSorley
Submitter's Location: 
England, Stamford
Answer: 

For anything other than SCS compression (which shouldn't have a slit), the slit in your bars should be just slightly taller than your clamp.

Ask ScooterDad: Why do bars need slits and what do slits really do? Are they necessary?

Submitter's Name: 
Bailey
Submitter's Location: 
Australia
Answer: 

If you have an external clamping mechanism (ICS, IHC, HIC), then you need a slit in your bars. Without the slit, the bars will resist compression and the clamp will do nothing to squeeze the bars against the fork or shim. The slit allows for compression of the bars. This is not true with SCS as you want the bars to be solid and resist compression since there is nothing inside the bars.

Ask ScooterDad: Hey, I just got back into scooters, and I bought a Razor Pro XX, bars were too short, so I got some new bars. But they didn't come with a slit in them, do I need to cut a slit in them to be able to get them to clamp?

Submitter's Name: 
Devin Griffee
Submitter's Location: 
Salina Kansas
Answer: 

Yes, you'll need to cut a slit in the bars. Threaded forks and threadless systems require a slit in standard diameter bars and a standard diameter clamp.

Ask ScooterDad: My son wants to get the brandon James sig bars and use a tilt scs but doesn't want to cut the slit off to lose height, what else can we do?

Submitter's Name: 
Ellis
Submitter's Location: 
United kingdom
Answer: 

There's nothing you can do. You have to cut the slit off if you want to use it in an SCS clamp, otherwise it will never tighten completely.