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Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby jthomp » November 11th, 2019, 9:47 pm

New bike and the first time I’ve had this issue. I thought I’d seen & now I can’t find, a stop for the bars. What’s everyone doing to protect the top tube?

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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby c0nsumer » November 12th, 2019, 6:25 am

Your bar, or your levers?

If it's your levers, can you move them up?
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby b_b » November 12th, 2019, 8:11 am

I have clear vinyl tape around top tube where levers hit.
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby c0nsumer » November 12th, 2019, 8:16 am

Also, consider 3M 2228 mastic electrical tape. Lots thicker so it'll absorb impacts.
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby DynoDon » November 12th, 2019, 8:35 am

jthomp wrote:New bike and the first time I’ve had this issue. I thought I’d seen & now I can’t find, a stop for the bars. What’s everyone doing to protect the top tube?

Thanks in advance.


Only one bike I know of that has stops, Specialized Epic HT, you can put more spacers under your stem, get riser stem/bars, a new fork, or live with it, kinda sucks, the fork shoud be longer when new, then we could cut them down if we want too.. there is a riser adapter to rise your stem, but thats not a good idea, a guy used one that came in our shop, he only rode on the road, his snapped, he crashed hard.. good luck...
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby b_b » November 12th, 2019, 8:47 am

Also if stem is angled down you can flip it up. Mine is flipped up and spaced up and still hits oh well.
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby jthomp » November 12th, 2019, 5:42 pm

The bottom of the shifter is what is making contact. Stem is flipped (7* down) currently and that is my preferred riding position. I will look at flipping the stem up and moving most of the spacers above the stem.

I thought I had seen some sort of steering stop before?
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Re: Handlebars hitting the top tube

Postby Wingo » November 13th, 2019, 8:13 am

Only one bike I know of that has stops, Specialized Epic HT, you can put more spacers under your stem, get riser stem/bars, a new fork, or live with it, kinda sucks, the fork shoud be longer when new, then we could cut them down if we want too.. there is a riser adapter to rise your stem, but thats not a good idea, a guy used one that came in our shop, he only rode on the road, his snapped, he crashed hard.. good luck...


Canyon uses a stop on some of their bikes.

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