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    Uber clyde needs help !

    I've got a Trek 800 mountain bike 16 inch frame......since i'm an uber clyde at 400#s, I feel tight in the cockpit meaning I feel like when i ride that I'm on top of the bars. The bike has a straight handle bar, what is the best option.........longer quill stem, riser handlebars like on a hybrid, both ? I don't even know what size of quill stem i have.

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    That bike doesn't have a quill stem. Do you have bar ends? They help a lot.

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    How tall are you? If you are over 5'8" or so it probably isn't worth the effort to try and make this one fit you. The Trek 800 may use a quill stem, depending on how old it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_m_shooter View Post
    The Trek 800 may use a quill stem, depending on how old it is.
    Yeah, you're right, I just found some pics of 800's with quill stems.

    Also, how about a seatpost with a rearward kick to it, that would stretch you out some.

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    +1 16 inch frame is pretty small. If you are 5-8 or more you probably need an 18 inch. But get sizing help from your local shop. The pics below are of my 18 inch Trek 950, I have a 30 inch inseam and you can see I have a lot of seat post showing.

    +1 Slide the seat back, it is adjustable.

    Look at Trekking bars, they are a cheap fix for flat bars and give you a lot of hand positions. Do a search on trekking bars, you can find out a lot about them. The picture below shows my Dirt Research trekking bars, I recommend the Nashbar version, which sell for about $20.





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    16 inch is a pretty small frame.

    Where are you located in Tejas? If you're in the Dallas area let me know!

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    thanks friend, i'm located in san antonio, but i do find myself in dallas from time to time

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