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    Triple Tree setup on new DH bike...is this okay?

    Instead of running direct stem spacers I figured I'd run spacers below the upper crown. Is this okay? I have 40mm of spacers. Appreciate the comments/feedback.
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    Why so many spacers? Your bike way too small or what?

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    Not at all, just a short head tube length for the large frame and didn't feel right going with less. If you look at most DH bikes you will see that many add spacers under the direct mount stem to increase the height of the bars...I used spacers under the upper crown to essentially achieve the same.

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    I've seen plenty of DH bikes. That's an abnormal amount of spacers either below or above the crown. On top of that, it just looks goofy as hell.

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    May be abnormal and appear goofy but it feels good when I am riding.

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    You have deviated from the norm and for that you shall be punished.

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    Seriously though... I don't see a problem here.

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    Have you ever seen Greg Minnaar's stem setup?

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    It may not be 40 mm of spacers, but it's up there.

    If it feels good for you, do it. I usually have at least 20mm of spacers on all of my bikes, I like the bars high!

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    You're fine. Others adjust by changing to a bar w/more rise.
    My bike has 20mm of spacers between the 2 crowns. Just make sure the lowers don't hit the bottom crown if/when you bottom the fork. Ttyl, Fahn
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    nothing wrong except the way it looks. ride on...


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    watch those carbon spacers....seen them break...not fun..slightly ovalized headtube
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