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Old 06-27-05, 12:53 PM   #1
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newbie handlebar question

I want to put a new set of flat bars on my Rockhopper Comp - according to Specializes spec sheet, my current bars have a diameter of 38mm. Will I have to get a new stem along with new bars or do I just need to find flat bars that have the same diameter as my old? I was looking at the Raceface Next series but thay only come in 31.5 mm I believe. Any suggestions/help?

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Old 06-27-05, 01:02 PM   #2
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Just look for a bar the same size as yours. Your stem will still be fine.
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Old 06-27-05, 03:01 PM   #3
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according to Specializes spec sheet, my current bars have a diameter of 38mm.
Are you sure about that 38mm size ?

There are generally two sizes in the MTB world

25.4mm - the standard size in recent years

31.8mm - The 'new' oversized bars

It looks like from specialized web site that your riser bars have a 38mm rise in them and they do not specify a clamp diameter. Usually, when they do not specify a diameter it is 25.4mm, but make sure you check before you buy a new bar.
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Old 06-28-05, 12:55 AM   #4
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Are you sure about that 38mm size ?

There are generally two sizes in the MTB world

25.4mm - the standard size in recent years

31.8mm - The 'new' oversized bars

It looks like from specialized web site that your riser bars have a 38mm rise in them and they do not specify a clamp diameter. Usually, when they do not specify a diameter it is 25.4mm, but make sure you check before you buy a new bar.
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Old 06-28-05, 07:41 AM   #5
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I'm sorry. You're correct. 38mm rise on them with a 9 degree sweep.
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