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Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 8:42 Quote
What stem length are you guys running?

I started out with 35mm and found it twitchy/hard on my hands.

Switched back to 50mm and frequently get a nasty OTB feeling in fast berms.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 at 11:38 Quote
60 and not going shorter

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 12:27 Quote
undercoverfreak wrote:
What stem length are you guys running?

I started out with 35mm and found it twitchy/hard on my hands.

Switched back to 50mm and frequently get a nasty OTB feeling in fast berms.

I'm using a 35mm stem right now and it seems just fine to me. I am on a p4 though so I wanted to keep the reach at a more reasonable number.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 12:57 Quote
TET1 wrote:
undercoverfreak wrote:
What stem length are you guys running?

I started out with 35mm and found it twitchy/hard on my hands.

Switched back to 50mm and frequently get a nasty OTB feeling in fast berms.

I'm using a 35mm stem right now and it seems just fine to me. I am on a p4 though so I wanted to keep the reach at a more reasonable number.

I'm using a 35mm on a P2, it seems great to me too. Not twitchy to me, if anything, going from the P2 on a 35mm to my other bike(s) - they feel incredibly twitchy after riding the Privateer.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 13:56 Quote
puffballs wrote:
TET1 wrote:
undercoverfreak wrote:
What stem length are you guys running?

I started out with 35mm and found it twitchy/hard on my hands.

Switched back to 50mm and frequently get a nasty OTB feeling in fast berms.

I'm using a 35mm stem right now and it seems just fine to me. I am on a p4 though so I wanted to keep the reach at a more reasonable number.

I'm using a 35mm on a P2, it seems great to me too. Not twitchy to me, if anything, going from the P2 on a 35mm to my other bike(s) - they feel incredibly twitchy after riding the Privateer.

I've got a 35mm stem on a P3 and feels spot on to me.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 at 13:56 Quote
subwaypanda wrote:
puffballs wrote:
TET1 wrote:


I'm using a 35mm stem right now and it seems just fine to me. I am on a p4 though so I wanted to keep the reach at a more reasonable number.

I'm using a 35mm on a P2, it seems great to me too. Not twitchy to me, if anything, going from the P2 on a 35mm to my other bike(s) - they feel incredibly twitchy after riding the Privateer.

I've got a 35mm stem on a P3 and feels spot on to me.

Just me then....lol

Posted: Aug 3, 2020 at 1:19 Quote
I'm completely happy with the full bike's 40mm stem!

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 3:36 Quote
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 3:41 Quote
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll


1 finger levers are the way to go

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 5:17 Quote
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

Dreadful mate...
I have MT7 on my Bronson and had constant problems with the levers.
Changed them out for Saints...

Amazing now

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 6:23 Quote
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

After so many people suggesting how bad they are, I was pleasantly surprised, moved inboard and lever reach adjusted they work fine for me with one finger.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 7:44 Quote
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

I was going to buy the bruni edition lever as it's the ideal shape but for 70euros each felt like a better idea to buy a pair of shimano xt mc's. Now I run shimano levers and magura calipers, best of both worlds, the bite point of shimano actually works now, more power than before and better modulation than shimano. You only need shimano olive and the threaded part but use magura pin, it's thicker and seal better on magura hose.

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 8:26 Quote
adespotoskyli wrote:
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

I was going to buy the bruni edition lever as it's the ideal shape but for 70euros each felt like a better idea to buy a pair of shimano xt mc's. Now I run shimano levers and magura calipers, best of both worlds, the bite point of shimano actually works now, more power than before and better modulation than shimano. You only need shimano olive and the threaded part but use magura pin, it's thicker and seal better on magura hose.

will do this when my mt7 levers breaks

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 10:55 Quote
Hi, I’m struggling to work out what size I need, I’m 5ft9. I’m looking at the P3, I will be coming from a 2018 nukeproof mega large.

I have quite long limbs which makes it a little awkward finding the correct sized bike ????

Thanks for any advice and help in advance

Posted: Aug 4, 2020 at 11:15 Quote
Noeserd wrote:
adespotoskyli wrote:
Stevescootz2 wrote:
how does everyone feel about the maguras?
That 2 finger lever is awfulllllllll

I was going to buy the bruni edition lever as it's the ideal shape but for 70euros each felt like a better idea to buy a pair of shimano xt mc's. Now I run shimano levers and magura calipers, best of both worlds, the bite point of shimano actually works now, more power than before and better modulation than shimano. You only need shimano olive and the threaded part but use magura pin, it's thicker and seal better on magura hose.

will do this when my mt7 levers breaks
the good thing is maguras break by looking at them !


 
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