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New fork for Boardman Team Carbon

Jayz58Jayz58 Posts: 8
edited November 2014 in MTB buying advice

I have a Boardman Team Carbon. I'm 6'5" and recently replaced the 300mm seat post with a 400mm which has made a lot of difference but now the handlebar is uncomfortably low. I'm assuming that I'll need to by a new fork with a longer steerer tube but I've got no idea what I'm looking for. Can anyone help?



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    change the stem. change the bars. change the order of the headset spacers if there are any on top of the stem.

    did you buy the right size bike?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • I'm 6'5" so no bike was going to fit me off the shelf. I've got the XL and all spacers are at the bottom.

    Change the bars? What options are there for bars? I understand changing the stem.

    Is all this better than changing the fork? Cheaper maybe, but is it better?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Where the grips go, is where they go, it doesn't really matter how you achieve it, riser bars move the grips up above the clamp point by upto 2", you can also get steeper rise stems (e.g. 17 or 30 degree) compared to the more normal 6 degree which again will lift the grips.

    Some manufacturers make larger bikes, Giant for example do 23".
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
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