Been riding 29ers for about 5 years and recently moved to a carbon tallboy for xc racing. This is the first 29er that I have had where I have run into the issue of my handlebar/shifters/etc being able to whack my top tube during a wreck. I guess it makes me nervous that this is my first carbon mtn bike (I have road and cross bikes that are carbon so I am not worried about carbon failure)
I know I am not the only one out there with this problem... so what are your solutions?
#1 - I can raise the bar high enough to clear the cockpit and have a less aggressive position
#2 - I can loosen the levers so they would cause minimal damage... not my preference
#3 - I can wrap the area of top tube that would get hit with some kind of protective tape
#4 - I can forget about it and let the top tube take the damage and worry about it later...
I only ask this as I am going to be racing hard on this bike for the next couple years and I tend to push the envelop while racing and wreck a bit more than if I were just out for a ride.
Thanks in advance for the advice!
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