Dirt Drop Setup – Velo Orange
fast forward to now and you ‘ll see a proliferation of drop bars with erupt being used for all sorts of motorcycle builds. indeed you ‘ve seen them on builds on sites like The Radavist or Cycle Exif and you ‘ve gone and bought a set of. now, how do you set these up ? well, let ‘s oeuvre on that shall we.
Reading: Dirt Drop Setup – Velo Orange
The basic tenant of using crap drops is that unlike traditional fell bars, you want the brake hoods to be at least the lapp height as the saddle, preferably higher. The idea is that you can ride with your hands on the hoods for comfort and you can get into the drops for “ rocky stuff ” and hush maintain command. You ‘ll see that many dirt drop bars have a fair come of flare, compared to road drop bars, and this extra leverage gives you more command in those situations where delicacy is needed- threading the needle on unmarried track trails or trying to get through a mud pit on a outside gravel road in westerly PA .
So you should look at your current cockpit set up. If you are running a threadless set up, you might need to get a new shank. Something like the would help to move your new drop bars up into a higher situation. If you are running a thread headset, using a
lets you use the Cigne root or you could use a
removeable face plate quill stem
to move the bars up higher.
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What else to think of when switching to dirt drops ? Shifters would be the other thing. You can set up shifting in three different ways. You can use traditional. The Dia Compe ones we sell ferment bang-up for up to a 9 rush set up. You can do with “ brifters ” like Igor did on his Piolet construct. Or you could be more singular and go with the and put them up by the handlebar clamp area and shift with your thumbs on the flat section of the drop bars .