milt Posts: 115
edited January 2011 in MTB beginners
e would like my handlebars to be higher and more towards me, i know i can fit washers for height but does anyone know of an oversize headset which i can use. i have a spesh rockhopper pro


  • unixnerd
    unixnerd Posts: 2,864
    Surely what you want is a shorter stem with a large rise angle?
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  • nickel
    nickel Posts: 476
    Unixnerd has pretty much answered your question but have you tried moving the seat forward? This will bring you closer to the bars, worth trying, might save you buying a new stem!
  • milt
    milt Posts: 115
    are these allen key stems any good
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    milt wrote:
    are these allen key stems any good


    all headsets have allen keys for one thing or another.

    changing your headset will not do what you are asking.

    new high rise bars or a higher rise stem.
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