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    New question here. Lowering the bars on a Trail SL 29ss

    I have a Trail SL 29er SS (the white 1), as well as a flash alloy 29er.

    I would like to lower the bars on the SS a bit, due to my body shape the saddle and bars as current almost level an i would like to drop the bars about 20to 30 mm. The headset has a cone spacer/top cap, I and looking for suggestion on swapping this out with a flat style cap and an extra spacer or 2 to give me some room for adjustment. Any pics or suggestions appreciated.

    And yes, I am still using the original fatty fork.

    Thanks all

    Andy (Ozbikebuddy)
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    Mine came with a 7 degree up swept stem. If yours is the same, flip it. You could also remove a couple of the spacers, and maybe get what you want without swapping any parts.

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    Ascoda, yeah went there too. I have already flipped the stem but the two spacers are only 5mm and I would like to go another 20mm or so lower
    29er you just know when ur ready!!!!

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    Your probably going to have to run either a high rise stem, something int he 17 degree flipped down and/or the handlebar upside down to drop another 20mm.


    Upside-down riserhandlebars. Short persons on 36ers, 29ers and 32ers

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    There is a cone spacer above the headset, i am going to see if i can drop that out and get another top cap to go in its place
    29er you just know when ur ready!!!!

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