29er high front end question

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

Moderator: Moderator Team

User avatar
cyclemanpat
Posts: 1716
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:44 pm
Location: Kentucky, USA

by cyclemanpat

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.....
to go faster....just pedal harder!

bombertodd
Posts: 441
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:23 am
Contact:

by bombertodd

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?

krzysiekmz
Posts: 1082
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:23 am
Location: Poland/Toronto
Contact:

by krzysiekmz

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.

Chris.
Orbea Oiz - xxxx
MSC Koncept Carbon Di2 - 6955g
Leichtkraft Team Carbon - 6868g.

User avatar
the_marsbar
Posts: 1022
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

by the_marsbar

There's no headset cover as far as I know.

User avatar
cyclemanpat
Posts: 1716
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:44 pm
Location: Kentucky, USA

by cyclemanpat

I also just found the Syntace vector Low10.....has a -10 degree, seems like an option :D
to go faster....just pedal harder!

FredBloggs
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:33 pm

by FredBloggs

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.



tonytourist
Posts: 1186
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:13 am
Location: 93306

by tonytourist

The Leonardi stem is awesome. I bought one for my friend from R2, if I rode a Canondale I would have one for sure.

User avatar
Juanmoretime
Administrator
Posts: 7062
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:08 am
Location: Urbana, Illinois

by Juanmoretime

This looks like it might do the job.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=127063
RESIDENT GRUMPY OLD MAN.

weeracerweenie
Posts: 454
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:48 am

by weeracerweenie

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.
I guess there's worse hobbies than making a bike light? Right?

weeracerweenie
Posts: 454
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:48 am

by weeracerweenie

Thanks for the thread think @juanmoretime, I clicked it and was like "hey that looks familiar" haha
I guess there's worse hobbies than making a bike light? Right?

User avatar
cyclemanpat
Posts: 1716
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:44 pm
Location: Kentucky, USA

by cyclemanpat

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?
to go faster....just pedal harder!

SpeedyChix
Posts: 174
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:34 pm
Location: Midwest USA

by SpeedyChix

I ended up running a Ritchey Pro 30 deg stem setup negative.
Last edited by SpeedyChix on Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
adrenaline junkie

User avatar
cyclemanpat
Posts: 1716
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:44 pm
Location: Kentucky, USA

by cyclemanpat

Flash uses OPI stem system, so a ritchey stem wouldn't work
to go faster....just pedal harder!

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post