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  1. #1
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    Handlebar riser issues

    I just bought a Cannondale Trail 7 and after the first ride, I wanted the handlebars to be a little taller. I'm new at the whole mountain bike thing and this is my first bike since I was a kid. I noticed that the riser and had more of downward angle and thought that I could just flip the riser and get more of an upward angle. I was correct, but now I can't get the riser to tighten down enough on the stem. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Little confused but think you are saying that you want more rise out of your handlebars. You found that the stem was flipped with a negative rise so you flipped it over to give you more rise but now you cant tighten it down properly?
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    Correct. I figured out that the bolts were not in correctly. Stupid mistake on my end but I have found a few that were a little strange from the shop. Seat bolt came loose on first ride and had to adjust a few other simple things

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