Deffo need to get some higher bars on this!... As its killing my back after a couple of hours in the saddle!..... My azonics were 2" rise, these are 0.5" and the old stem was 70mm long with a 10 degree rise, the new one is 50mm and has no rise! That's quite a lot lower than it was previously!
I'm looking at the Renthal Fat bars, with a 38mm rise, possibly the duo stem to match and have a bit more rise as well but it's a bit ugly?
I'm also not sure about the gold colour of the renthals, it's not really gold is it? More like a bright beige..... So really unsure about that!
The other option I was considering was some black bars, possibly the nukeproof 'Sam hill edition' and then buy the gold dress up kit for the Thomson stem.
I also want to change the tyres, in my bid to get rid of the weight/width of the 2.5 maxxis highrollers I went too small with the panaracers... They look tiny in the frame and they also seem a bit skittish compared to the maxxis...
I'm thinking of going for a maxxis minion dhf both front and rear (not the Dhr) with a 60a on the back and a 42a compound on the front.
But the old Hans Dampf thing keeps popping up in my mind, they are about £25 each on CRC at the mo for the non trail star/pace star compounds, so a little undecided at the moment!
Cassette really needs changing too, want to get an 11-34 XT cassette, and I've found the mode converter for the mech so I can do so! Just dreading taking the old cassette of the pro2 hub body