akmal's bike park

akmal's bike park

Tuesday 18 November 2008

XR cockpit

XR cockpitI've hunted for Truvativ cockpit for some time now, and found the set offered by USJ Cycles via BBS. Ahh... the bliss of internet. Transfered $ through Maybank2U, and receive the goods a couple of days later via Poslaju.

SRAM stem and handlebar application chart I opted for the XR range from Truvativ, for XC - both the stem and handlebar. This time I'm going Ø31.8 oversize. At 680mm, the handlebar is a bit wide for me. Have to cut it perhaps an inch each side.

The flashlight bracket has to be hacked to be installed on an oversized handlebar. Have to forego the supplied bolt and nut, and use a cable tie instead. Hence the bracket a permanent resident near the center of the cockpit.

Installed Sunday morning and looking neat for now. Never had the chance to have a go yet. Tonight I'm testing it on road insyaAllah, and tune it if necessary.

Truvativ XR stem
XR stem 60mm 5deg and flashlight bracket hack

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