FILES T E C H
Once you’ve cut both sides, take the bar out of the guide and file
down the edges to smooth out the bar. If you are cutting into a
carbon handlebar, use a fine-grit sandpaper instead of a file.
After setting the brakes and shifters up, go ahead and slide the
PadLoc grips onto the end of the bar. If done properly, the grips
should slide right on for a snug fit.
Reinstall your handlebars back onto the stem and adjust the tilt
back to a comfortable position. Slide your brakes and shifters
back on as well. Leave the brake and shifter clamps loose, as you
will want to adjust their position once the grips are on.
This step is optional, but we definitely recommend taking the
guide out of the vise after making your cut to make sure that the
blade is going into the bar properly and that everything is lined up.