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  1. #1
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    stem, headset, and handlebars

    I'm currently putting together this project bike
    a trek liquid frame that i got through ebay, i already got an xt group for it and a thomson seat post, right now im making my mind on what stem , headset an handlebars to get, i was thinking a thomson x4 would do the job, but i'm not sure on what lenght and angle to get, the bike is intended to be an all mountain bike,
    I would really apreciate if you guys could explain to me how do lenght and angle affect the performance of a bike, and also if you could tell me which headset and handlebars would fit into this project

    cane creek? S-2? S-3?
    race face? deus? diabulus?
    which one would you recomend?

    Last edited by mountainking_71; 05-03-2006 at 10:32 PM.

  2. #2
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    Stem length and angle depends on the riders dimensions, the frames dimensions and the riding style.

    Cane Creek, FSA, raceface, Hope and chris king headsets are all worth a look (i'm probably missing some..).

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    Can't lose with a Chris King Headset, it's like Ron Popeal "just set it, and forget it!"

    As far the stem and bars it depends as much on your demensions as that of the bike
    it tied the room together man!

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    I'm 6" tall and the frame is a size large liquid frame

  5. #5
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    Chris King headset, WTB TXC stem 100mm & WTB TXC riser bar.

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