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 Post subject: Upgrading a P7
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:36 am 
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After a few bone crunching but still very enjoyable recent rides on my rigid P7 ( :oops: :D ....) I've decided to upgrade the old girl a bit before my bones creak any more!

Pace sus forks naturally but would a short stem & riser bar improve the handling or are the older frames not really suited to this?

Currently has 135mm SK8 quill stem (approx 10* rise) and a hot rod flat bar 580mm.

Options: short ahead stem 120mm, 660mm width, slight riser bar.

Any thoughts? (19" 1996 P7 with 22.5/23" TT. I'm 6')

Cheers, Matty :D


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading a P7
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:56 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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No problem with risers in my opinion. I find they can be supremely comfortable and assist steering/handling. No bar ends for climbing though :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading a P7
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:28 pm 
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Mine was a 19" 1997, I used a 100mm stem with X-lite XC Risers (uncut) and found it fairly forgiving even with rigid forks. I also think the risers looked great on it, although I wouldn't have gone for deep DH risers.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading a P7
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:19 pm 
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Cheers, would only use a lower riser anyway.

Any pics of your P7....?


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