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    Fork length and Bar height

    I'm looking at several models - the 2010 Fantom HT Comp, the Gravity 29point3 and the Fantom 29pro - and my only concern is with fit.

    As an aging rider I need to have the handlebars preferably a little above saddle height to avoid having to crane my neck to look forward. Plus, I really like to be able to see where the heck I'm going I rode a Raliegh Talus 29 at a local shop and loved the fit with the bars a good 1" above the saddle. Unfortunately but the bike was very pricey for the spec (Deore, Tektro Draco, Suntour Raidon for $999)

    In general, does BD leave enough fork to get the bars up past saddle height? I know this depends on rider size but I wondering if there's a general consensus among owners. Are certain models better at this than others?

    thanks

    Kevin

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    No one seems to be answering you, you have me confused, but thats nothing new.. maybe otherers are too.
    The first thing I set up is legs, feet to seat so to speak, then the bars, reach, width, height, I have riser bars on my bikes, and the stem rises some, my seats are level with my bars, I guess I could get a higher riser to get the bars up, I wouldn't lower the seat. good luck..

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    I guess I was rambling a bit. I'll try and clarify.

    The simple version is, do the Moto's come with a decent amount of fork tube left above the head tube, or are they cut close to the top of the headtube? At my local LBS's I see some bikes with quite a bit of "room" left to play with, and others where the fork is cut so that the stem is clamped just above the headset.

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