Handlebars directly over front forks?

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Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 13:11 Quote
Im currently riding a Specialized Enduro Pro, and Im wondering....

Id really love my bars a couple cm back from where they currently are and id like to know, is it possible / feasible to have your bars directly over your front forks (Rock Shox Lyrik)?

And if so, are there any reasonably affordable ones around?

Thanks..

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 13:29 Quote
I'm not aware of any 0mm stem. Best bet would just be a block stem that's 40mm or something.

Plus, steering would be horrible I think haha

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 13:45 Quote
Thought as much, its just looking to get that extra inch or so nearer to the bars.... cheers man

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 14:28 Quote
Small amounts makes a big difference but mondraker do a super short stem for their forward geo bikes. Could be worth a look if you could buy them after market. Though they do make the handlebars quite tall to to essentially sitting on top of the stem.
Otherwise the other week on here there was someone doing a dented handle bar to make a short stem

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 14:30 Quote
If you really want a short stem
http://www.silverfish-uk.com/ProductDetail/8765/15393/OnOff-Stoic-FG-Stem-10mm

Lots of people make a 35mm though

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 14:36 Quote
I saw the dented handlebar thing in one of the posts on here.. and it was in fact Mondraker's Forward Geometry articles that have got me looking at how ive set mine up...

Cheers for the link too..

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 18:40 Quote
There are flatland BMX stems in 0 offset, but it would raise the bar above steerer and also probably require a steel handlebar in 22.2mm.

Honestly probably not desireable unless you have a wildly extreme top tube length.


What is your current stem length?

Posted: Jun 9, 2015 at 20:21 Quote
That's a TALL setup! Everyone's needs can vary so I'm not gonna hate, but I can't imagine that's very agile side to side!

Looks a bit like your bars are rolled forward as well.

Maybe you'd benefit from a bar with more sweep angle?

Posted: Jun 9, 2015 at 23:06 Quote
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/ask-pinkbike-june-9-2015.html

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 at 13:36 Quote
Ahh nicely... Big Grin

Yeah quite a few people have mentioned that i needed to retain some degree of displacement from the stem, as the guy from Mondraker mentions too... Going to try a 20mm, as that RSP stem is 50mm, so that could help...

As for the ride height, I think in that photo, the dropper post has been fully extended, probs my daughter (she loves messing hahaha)
whereas i ride it at about halfway.....

I will try rolling the bars back a little though, thank you for the suggestion...

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 at 20:36 Quote
redfire wrote:
Ahh nicely... Big Grin

Yeah quite a few people have mentioned that i needed to retain some degree of displacement from the stem, as the guy from Mondraker mentions too... Going to try a 20mm, as that RSP stem is 50mm, so that could help...

As for the ride height, I think in that photo, the dropper post has been fully extended, probs my daughter (she loves messing hahaha)
whereas i ride it at about halfway.....

I will try rolling the bars back a little though, thank you for the suggestion...


Actually I cannot even see your saddle...? I was referring to your stem stack height. You must have over 20mm or more of spacers under your stem!
That stack height is something many frame companies are trying hard to reduce and keep head tubes short to minimize tall sluggish bar position. If you need your bars raised that high you may have the incorrect size frame.

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 1:36 Quote
Ahh right, thought u were looking at the other pic, of the bike overall..

Thanks for the advice, am going to reduce the stem height once i get a new stem..

Cheers

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 1:55 Quote
I did read this on PB about pacenti's new bar and possibly stem which bring lower it to 10mm
http://m.pinkbike.com/news/kirk-pacenti-pdent-technology-first-look-2015.html

You won't be able to get a 0mm stem unless you get one that positions the bars directly over the steerer, which results in bars towering above what seems normal for you

Posted: Dec 8, 2015 at 11:30 Quote
So is one riding one of these 10mm stems?

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