Question for tall guys...
Posted September 30, 2003 - 07:56 AM
I feel like I want my bars higher yet, and more importantly, FORWARD. If I could push them out an inch, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Any suggestions? I have been looking at top triple clamps, but don't know how far that would get me.
This would make a huge difference in my riding, especially in the endurance department, and while standing. Any help is appreciated.
Posted September 30, 2003 - 08:44 AM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 08:49 AM
-BRP upper clamp with 10mm risers (forward position, gets you about another cm forward)
-ProTaper KX-high bend (I think it's a little taller than the CR-hi's)
-GUTS racing tall seat foam
-free peg mod (not sure if you can do this to the 426, drops the pegs back & down 1/2")
When I first sat on the bike afterwards it only seemed a little taller/bigger, but now when I sit on my friends' bikes I realize that my bike fits me way better. My legs aren't as cramped with the seat & pegs now, and my arms are more stretched out / easier to stand without hunching over as much. I haven't tried too many other setups, but for me these mods have been an improvement.
Posted September 30, 2003 - 08:50 AM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 08:56 AM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 08:58 AM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 05:05 PM
Thanks for the advice guys.
Posted September 30, 2003 - 05:56 PM
Posted September 30, 2003 - 06:07 PM
That's another problem.
Thanks fo the tip
Posted September 30, 2003 - 07:52 PM
Posted October 01, 2003 - 01:34 AM
Guts/tall foam is a must too...if you are a "stander" then it is way easier to stand up from a less crouched postion.
Thumperacing makes some bar risers and forwardsers!
Posted October 01, 2003 - 04:49 PM
Here is my current setup.
ProTaper Doug Henry bend With std. adapters.
Guts racing tall "firm" seat. The others break down to quickly.
Fastway lowboy pegs, Lower, bigger and further back than the free mod.
I am going to buy an upper adjustable tripple clamp so I can use Thumper racing's risers.
Posted October 01, 2003 - 05:58 PM
Posted October 02, 2003 - 03:18 AM
Posted October 09, 2003 - 11:56 PM
An extra couple of ideas which I have done to my WR400 is to rise the bars by an extra 1" with an ally billet. Had them machined up for less than £10 (including longer high tensile bolts). Also, I cut off the old foot peg mounts (drastic I know), and made up some new ones with angle iron and re-welded them lower and further back. Just make sure your welding is good!
Whilst on the tall subject, can anyone recommend a big mountain bike for big guys?