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Old 05-10-10, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question about setup on the track (bar and stem positioning)

I am looking for input into my setup for the track. I am a newb so I bet at this point setup is not as important but I wanted to ask now anyways.

My old setup had a fair bit of spacers, a down oriented 17 degree thompson stem, and bullhorns to put me in the position I want for the street.




I am switching the setup for the track and am confused as what to do with my deda drop bar, the stem, and all those spacers (dont really want to cut the steering tube).

So far I flipped the stem, and dropped the stem down by moving some spacers above it. I rode this setup around the block and it was pretty comfortable.



So I know this is a personal choice... balancing aerodynamics and comfort. I am fairly flexible from three years of yoga practice so I could drop the bars quiet a bit.



What do people with track experience recommend that I do with the current setup?
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What do people with track experience recommend that I do with the current setup?
It looks fine.

The next thing to do is go out and ride and see how it handles.
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how you're setting up your bars is fine. it's always good practice to leave a few cm of spacers above the stem for different set ups as well as resale value. as far as positioning, take in to consideration if you will need a longer stem to get the reach you want with it flipped up or re flip it so that it is back to a neutral-ish position but move it back up on the steerer tube....so on and so forth. it takes a while to dial in positioning. then you may also want to adjust saddle height. have fun.
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