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TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
edited June 2010 in MTB buying advice
Ok Ladies and Gents,
After just fitting my new elixer 5's and avio gears, ..............
I have noticed qute a bit damage on my handle bars, seat post and the bit that holds the handle bars to the bike.....headset is it?

What I am after is a white seatpost, black handlebars, white headest?? and some white spacers...BUT!................yeah you guessed it and once again clueless.
What ones do i need/how can I tell?
Forks are rockshocks tora sl's that the handlebar bit is connected to, the frame is a gt outpost 09 and the seat is a charge spoon,
Please tell me whatever info you need to assist me in my purchases, price range....humm I would say below £50-£75 would get me happy, if possible.....I am not made of money lol,
A bike is only as good as the rider!

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  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    Tyneamite wrote:
    damage on my handle bars, seat post and the bit that holds the handle bars to the bike.....headset is it?

    stem is what it's called.


    so you want new handlebars (black), seat post (white), stem (white) and spacers (white)

    easiest thing is do a search on CRC and narrow things down on each item
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    You need to know your seatpost size for starters.

    Stem, you need 1,1/8" (the width of the steerer on the forks) and 31.8 clamp (size of your bars). You'll want 31.8 bars too, obviously. It's probably a good idea to get some bars that about 700mm wide and cut them down to your preferred width (if you want), and get a stem that's as long as your current one? i couldn't say how long that is but probably 70-90mm...
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
    Ok gents....thanks for the advice, but you may aslwell be talking chinses to me lol,
    How do i find the size of the stems etc....
    I remember a while back somebody was after a seat post, and he was pointed in the direction of a pretty nice one for about £30ish or so,
    any links to bits reccommended would be fantastic,
    Are the handlebars standard size, to fit he stems? or is thee special ones for special stems etc...
    A bike is only as good as the rider!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    The length of your stem is just that... the length of the stem (from the middle of the steerer to the middle of the clamp. The steerer will be 1,1/8", it's a standard size. You can get 1" and 1.5" but they're not that common and they will say when they are.

    The bars will be 31.8mm wide at the clamp, as i said.
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    he did say he wanted white seatpost and stem.....
    Production Privee Shan

    B'Twin Triban 5
  • underdogunderdog Posts: 292
    You will need to know what diameter of the seatpost is you need (easiet way is to google your frame +seatpost size) it will be 27.2 or 30.9 etc etc
  • hbrashawhbrashaw Posts: 286
    'ilovedirt' i've found a diffenrent seatpost and edited, and the stem has white parts anyway so i've left that
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Merlin cycles is a great place for cheap components, brought from them a few times. They don't have such a large range as CRC, Wiggle ect, but prices are very good.

    Here -

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/mountain-bike-riser-bars/
  • TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
    Thanks gents,
    I am quiet liking this set.....
    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/mountain- ... -stem.html
    can i get better/lighter for the money?
    is carbon the way to go? and more to the point would this setup fit my bike?

    Also i am thinking ong maybe some black and white grips any suggestions?
    A bike is only as good as the rider!
  • TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
    Handlebar 20mm Rise, 6 degree bend,
    anatomically sized
    Stem GT ATB, threadless 25 degree rise
    with four bolt alum face plate

    this is aqll i can seem to find on spec wise of the bike gents
    A bike is only as good as the rider!
  • blister pusblister pus Posts: 5,780
    right so completely different from what you've just linked to
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Have a look at Exotic components from carbon cycles.

    OK, not in white, but you can get really good parts very very cheap.
  • TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
    HAHAH i told you Blister. i am clueless, I need all the help I can,
    Supersonic I will look at carbon cycles website now
    A bike is only as good as the rider!
  • underdogunderdog Posts: 292
    What bike or frame is all this going on mate?

    I bought these bars from this seller last week, purely for looks, they are nice :oops:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FSA-XC220-Low-Ris ... 19bd6368e2
  • TyneamiteTyneamite Posts: 380
    Hi Underdog,
    they are going on a Gt Outpost 09
    I took Sonics advice and got the elixer 5's lastweek, and theya re the only white bits on the bike......and i quiet like the looks, hence I am trying to add a little more whiteness to the bike...call me a tart if you wish.......but its preferance LOL
    A bike is only as good as the rider!
  • underdogunderdog Posts: 292
    Nah mate I buy lost of stuff just because they look nice too :oops:

    Seatpost for a lot of GTs seems to be 27.2 but I can't find anything for an 09 outpost. Lots of white seatposts on ebay.
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