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    ... and if we just ... New User - 1st Post - Introduction

    Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to the forum and only very recently returning to biking. I have my trusty old steed that I love and now that I'm coming back to the world of biking looking to upgrade it. I'm on the lookout for a quality seat and suspension seat post at the moment. Then a new handlebar. I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself and my bike.

    Diamondback WCF Vertex 1995
    Bicycle Type: mountain bike, front suspension
    Brake Levers: Dia-Compe PC-11
    Brakeset: Shimano Deore LX M-System brakes, Dia-Compe PC-11 levers
    Chain: KMC SS-90, 1/2 x 3/32"
    Chain Size: 1/2 x 3/32"
    Chainrings: 22/32/42
    Chainstay Length: 16.7"
    Colors: silver fade
    Component Group: Shimano Deore XT / LX
    Crankset: Shimano Deore LX HyperDrive-C, 22/32/42 teeth
    Fork Brand & Model: Manitou Comp
    Fork Crown: triple-clamp
    Fork Material: aluminum, triple-clamp crown
    Fork Rake: 1.50"
    Frame Angles: 71.5 head, 74.0 seat
    Frame Construction: bonded carbon fiber
    Frame Tubing Material: carbon fiber main triangle / Tange Prestige rear stays
    Front Brake: Shimano Deore XT V-Brake System
    Front Brake Lever: Dia-Compe PC-11
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Compact Drive, top-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
    Front Derailleur Type: top-pull/clamp-on 31.8 mm
    Handlebar: Bontrager Titec 140g
    Handlebar Stem: Tioga AL-2
    Head Tube Angle: 71.5
    Headset: 1 1/8" Dia-Compe Kontak Aheadset SA
    Headset Diameter: 1 1/8"
    Hub Front: Shimano Deore LX
    Hub Rear: Shimano Deore LX
    Hubs: Shimano Deore LX
    Largest Rear Cog: 28
    Num Rear Cogs: 8-speed
    Pedals: Diamond Back alloy
    Rear Brake: Shimano Deore LX M-System
    Rear Brake Lever: Dia-Compe PC-11
    Rear Cogs: 8-speed, 11 - 28 teeth
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT SS
    Rim Front: Mavic M230
    Rim Rear: Mavic M230
    Rims: Mavic M230, 32-hole
    Saddle: Ritchey Vector Prolite
    Seat Post Diameter: 27.0 mm
    Seat Tube Angle: 74.0
    Seatpost: Hsin Lung SP-41, 27.0 mm diameter
    Shift Levers: Grip Shift SRT-800 X-Ray
    Size: 18"
    Smallest Rear Cog: 11
    Spoke Brand: DT stainless steel, 2.0 mm double butted
    Spoke Gauge: 2.0 mm
    Spoke Holes: 32-hole
    Spoke Material: stainless steel
    Spoke Nipples: brass nipples
    Spoke Type: double butted
    Sugg Retail: 1200.00
    Tire Front: Tioga Psycho kevlar
    Tire Rear: Tioga Psycho kevlar
    Tire Size Front: 26 x 1.95"
    Tire Size Rear: 26 x 1.95"
    Tires: 26 x 1.95" Tioga Psycho kevlar
    Top Tube Length: 22.5"
    Weight: 24.0
    Wheelbase: 41.9"
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    Vintage bike

    Welcome to the forums.
    Try posting this bike in the vintage/classic section.
    I think wider bars would make a worthy upgrade for better control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yagimax
    Welcome to the forums.
    Try posting this bike in the vintage/classic section.
    I think wider bars would make a worthy upgrade for better control.
    What size do you think?
    '07 Giant Anthem 2
    '07 Giant Yukon
    '95 Diamondback WCF Vertex

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    For more control a 26in. bar is great. If your into racing then a bit narrower is ideal.

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