I recently picked up a set of Avid DB1's and put them on my bike, but it was a bear to get them on. For background, they've got a split clamp that is similar to a seat tube where simple compression keeps it in place versus a two-piece clamp that requires more than one screw to tighten.
What I found was that the clamp, even when loosened all the way, would not slide down the handlebar and I had to shimmy it back and forth to move them further in, which ended up scratching and removing a large amount of paint (it's ok, that part goes under the grips). But this doesn't seem right to me. Is there:
- a better way to install them?
- different handlebar diameters that would complicate installation?
- something else I totally missed?