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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:40 am 
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Just got a Flash 29er and love the bike, but hate the high front end...I am only 5'9. I have the -15degree opi stem and still need the front end lower. I had a thought....could you run a riser bar up-side-down to get a lower position? Just a thought.....

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:34 am 
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Most bars have upsweep. If you flip them you would have upsweep that goes down (downsweep???). Not sure if it would be comfortable. Do you current bars have any rise to them?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:11 am 
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There are Ritchey bars with negative drop designed for 29-ers.

You can also get a stem like the one form Leonardi racing.

You can start by removing any spacers if there are any. Lower headset cover can help too.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:51 am 
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There's no headset cover as far as I know.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:12 am 
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I also just found the Syntace vector Low10.....has a -10 degree, seems like an option :D

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:46 pm 
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Same problem here, yet I'm 5' 5"

I have a specialized stem with a shim (supplied) in it, I think it's a neg 19, possibly more.

Might help solve your issues.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:20 am 
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http://r2-bike.com/LEONARDI-RACING-Stem ... -from-214g

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:01 am 
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Syntace Flatforce stem?
http://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=2629

That's what I went with.

Dare I say it looks loads better than that odd Leonardi thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:02 am 
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The Leonardi stem is awesome. I bought one for my friend from R2, if I rode a Canondale I would have one for sure.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:05 pm 
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This looks like it might do the job.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:22 am 
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I'll chuck my vote in for a leonardi stem. I have one of the -20 in 120mm... It's still to short but 140mm isn't an option "sigh". Also consider a fork reducer. Common on lefty forks, reduces the travel of the fork and brings the front end down.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:23 am 
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Thanks for the thread think @juanmoretime, I clicked it and was like "hey that looks familiar" haha

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:21 am 
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I heard a few pro's have their lefty fork down to 70mm....is that a option for us "non-pro's"?? if yes how would I get the proper spacer?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:47 pm 
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I ended up running a Ritchey Pro 30 deg stem setup negative.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:29 pm 
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Flash uses OPI stem system, so a ritchey stem wouldn't work

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