Alternate to mtb bars on Timberjacks?- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12,562

    Alternate to mtb bars on Timberjacks?

    Anyone try a dropbar setup say the Woodchipper's on these? Have a TJ frame to build up. I'm not trying to make a fakey Cutthroat, but have access to a rigid NINER fork and some drivetrain components. Would the stem setup have to be funky to make it work?
    Ripley V1 XC/Gravel Adventure rig
    NORCO Fluid FS
    Salsa Timberjack

  2. #2
    jcd's best friend
    Reputation: Battery's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    2,631
    I havent done it but there is a guy on Instagram who does!

    He goes by the IG name @derekteed1. Hope that helps!
    Cannondale Synapse Neo | Salsa Timberjack

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mack_turtle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    11,118
    most likely, you'll have to use a very tall, short-reach stem. a drop bar ads a few inches to the overall cockpit length of the bike.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: LonelyDwarfProd.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    120
    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    most likely, you'll have to use a very tall, short-reach stem. a drop bar ads a few inches to the overall cockpit length of the bike.
    Definitely. And that could be tricky since I think the stock stem on a Timberjack is 50mm.

    I'd also look at the effect that the rigid fork will have on the stack/head angle/reach compared with the suspension fork as that may change the feel of the bike quite a bit on its own.

  5. #5
    NedwannaB
    Reputation: JMac47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    12,562
    Quote Originally Posted by LonelyDwarfProd. View Post
    Definitely. And that could be tricky since I think the stock stem on a Timberjack is 50mm.

    I'd also look at the effect that the rigid fork will have on the stack/head angle/reach compared with the suspension fork as that may change the feel of the bike quite a bit on its own.
    Thanks all!👍 I just threw this out there since my buddies offered the parts as a gesture. The guy with fork may not have known it's a 120/130 geo frame. Think I'll just stay with original plan and build it up conventional 29r mtb with a 120 fork and drivetrain parts I have. 👍
    Ripley V1 XC/Gravel Adventure rig
    NORCO Fluid FS
    Salsa Timberjack

Similar Threads

  1. Where are all the Ti Timberjacks?!?!?
    By Bluebeat007 in forum Salsa
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-08-2018, 08:24 AM
  2. Road bars vs. MTB bars
    By Frenzzy in forum Cyclocross
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 01-22-2013, 09:39 AM
  3. Alternate gearing for a Dinglespeed??
    By Joe V in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-04-2011, 04:01 PM
  4. Alternate double crankset to SRAM XX?
    By drietz in forum Drivetrain - shifters, derailleurs, cranks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-25-2011, 02:14 PM
  5. bars bars bars....
    By JBsoxB in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-01-2005, 10:21 PM

Members who have read this thread: 20

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.