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    Are YT's shipped with stem slammed and no spacers?

    I'm considering buying a Jeffsey. Per the photos on their website it appears that they sell their bikes with the stem resting on top of headset and without any spacers above or below the stem.

    Is this accurate or did they maybe just do this for the photo shoot?

    TIA!

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    Mine came with one 1/4in spacer and the headset is around 3/4in. I'm 6'7 on an XL I would have liked another 1/3rd of an inch in the bar height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragbike View Post
    I'm considering buying a Jeffsey. Per the photos on their website it appears that they sell their bikes with the stem resting on top of headset and without any spacers above or below the stem.

    Is this accurate or did they maybe just do this for the photo shoot?

    TIA!
    Photo taken fresh out of the box in Aug 2018. YT Capra 29.

    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragbike View Post
    I'm considering buying a Jeffsey. Per the photos on their website it appears that they sell their bikes with the stem resting on top of headset and without any spacers above or below the stem.

    Is this accurate or did they maybe just do this for the photo shoot?

    TIA!
    My 2018 Jeffsy 27 CF has no spacers below the stem and one 5mm spacer above it.

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    Just arrived 3 weeks ago 2018 29 CF. Mine came slammed. With the steer tube cut. I don't have much room for adjustment except for moving a 5mm spacer from the top of the stem to the bottom.
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    Same on my Jeffsy, not much tube to work with. My first mountain bike in 10 years and the first one I decided to spend enough to get a decent bike. So at 51 years old, admitted dirt bike guy, the overall bike took a bit of getting used to. I hated the "over the bars" feeling on descents and wished I had a bit more tube to work with. I added some 40mm rise Renthals and never looked back. Transformed the riding experience for me.

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    Dealt with same with my Kona when it arrived in Jan. Bike mfgs are failing us on this one.
    Why do they pre-cut steerer tubes? Tall geeks like me have to go out and buy riser bars or different stems instead of just adding additional spacers. In my case I had to replace stock bars with Renthal Fatbars in 40mm rise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Dealt with same with my Kona when it arrived in Jan. Bike mfgs are failing us on this one.
    Why do they pre-cut steerer tubes? Tall geeks like me have to go out and buy riser bars or different stems instead of just adding additional spacers. In my case I had to replace stock bars with Renthal Fatbars in 40mm rise.
    I agree. Just put a bunch of spacers in for the initial shipping and let us mod from there.

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    If you replace the oe headset you could produce create some adjustment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm View Post
    If you replace the oe headset you could produce create some adjustment...
    There's a short headset top cap in the parts bag if you want the stem lower.
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    There was one spacer (0.5cm) in XL Jeffsy Pro Race, more in bag but no room to use them. Going to buy new fork with 170-180mm travel and at least 4cm of spacers. No way 195cm guy can ride almost same stack with 175cm guys.

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    I did the same with my stack. Now I am looking to lengthen the stem.

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    You could try to combine a Stoic FG 10mm or 20mm stem with a 40mm riser bar.
    Fair warning, it may look funky

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