Zircon Encrusted Tweezer
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Marshfield, MA
Bikes: SantaCruz Tallboy, SantaCruz Solo, Surly Pugsley, Trek ProjectOne Madone, Kestrel RT700, Lemond Zurich
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Handlebar height and superman endo's
I just picked up a slightly used Fuji Reveal 2.0, and the first thing I noticed while riding it is that the handlebars seemed higher (which they were) than my 9 year old old Specialized Stumpjumper with a smaller fork. It felt a little weird pushing it through fast tight turns.
So I thought I would flip the stem to bring the bars lower and get rid of that "too high" feel. It dropped them about an inch or so. Took it for a ride tonight, some of the local hotshots showed up and I ended up burning just to keep up. Late in the game I was coming into an uphill full speed, tired, and must have had too much weight on the bars, as I hit two root steps and just bought it bigtime on the second one, endo'd and augered my face into pine needles.
I guess I should leave the bars high?