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Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 2009 Jamis Aurora Elite - 2007 Specialized Hardrock
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Installing H-Bar on Hardrock - First Major Bike Project - Need Help
I'm going to try out the Titec H-Bar on my 2007 Specialized Hardrock Sport. All thoughts, advice, tip, and tricks, including other things I'm going to need for the install are very welcome. Below are the pertinent specs on my existing set-up as well as my initial list of things I think I need. I'm very noob, but I can take the rough stuff. The biggest questions: 1) Do I also need to change my stem to keep the handlebars at roughly the same height seeing as the H-Bar seems to have less degree of rise and Titec recommends 4-bolt stem while stock is two-bolt? If I need to change, please suggest a stem. 2) Will I need longer brake/shifter cables? 3) Should I really be doing this myself? I do have some bike competent friends to help. 4) I am training for STP July 11-12 (2 days, 204 miles). Will I have enough time to get comfortable on the new set-up?
Headset: 1 1/8" Threadless (stock)
Stem: Specialized 3D forged alloy, two bolt, 25.4mm, 10 degree rise (stock)
Brakes/Shifters: Shimano EF-50 Integrated (stock)
Grips/Bar Tape (Recommendations please)
Torque wrench and appropriate hex heads
Can I do this work without a bike stand? Should I do this work without a bike stand?